Training

Why Not Mention The Hammer, Alec?

“I did not pull the trigger.”   That was the headline this morning when I sat down to my computer. Alec Baldwin, for reasons that are completely inexplicable to me, has been quoted as saying in an interview that he never pulled the trigger on the firearm that killed his cinematographer.   There is no indication that he...

Rust

Alec, Alec, Alec.…   Been a couple of tough weeks huh?   Not as tough for you as the family of Halyna Hutchins….but hey these things happen.  At least that is what you have been telling people for years.  Guns are the problem, not the people holding them.  They just sort of go off on their own.   I respectfully...

Training in different climates

Many of you are aware of our new business, Orion Training Systems.  We are now producing our very own simulators.  Many of our law enforcement and military partners have been looking for very specific scenarios and training modalities for years.  Our new systems allow us to address these objectives and produce simulations in a...

Last Wednesday we did a Shoot with Steven and Sandy.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with this offering, twice a month Sandy and I go out to the range (typically Prado) and host two separate two-hour live-fire shoots.  The first is from 09:00 to 11:00, then Sandy and I have an hour-long...

The Dangers of Self-Dentistry YouTube has been a major benefit to society.  It really has.  I cannot tell you the number of times I have been faced with an insurmountable problem and SGT Google directed me to an appropriate video where some odd individual felt the need to demonstrate how to solve said problem. Last...

NRA Basic Pistol Qualification

It’s funny how going back to basics can be a humbling experience. At Artemis we have launched a new program for members.  Newness can be a double-edged sword though. Coined the “Levels Program”, this structured training format allows for measured progression and recognition as a member proves demonstrable proficiency at each level.  Participation in this program...