Self Defense Shooting Video from within your vehicle
Granted, you may have other choices at the time, but you may only have a split second to decide. Driving forward or backwards may not be an option. Have you thought about how to draw your defensive weapon from within a vehical? Will you stay in the vehicle? If so, you may be a easier target.
Here is a great video on how to engage from within your vehicle and how to use the vehicle as cover. What do you think?
2016 Shooting Off Season Checklist for Competition and LTC Carry
The holiday season is officially the off season for most of the shooting sports. Even though many of the local clubs are still holding local matches (including shilohidpa.com), between work and family commitments, I will not be able to attend for most if not all of them in December. Bummer!
Despite if you participate in any shooting matches like IDPA, USPA, or even 3 gun, use this time of to check your gear (CHL, LTC, or CCW gear included) and firearms and replenish your gear bags and safety gear, like first aid kits.
Here are just a few of the items that should be on your checklist:
- Perform a field strip cleaning on all of your firearms, especially your carry pistols. Remember to clear them first!
- Examine your firearm for any broken or worn out parts. Replace if needed, or take to a qualified gunsmith for repair.
- If it has been a while, replace your carry ammo with new “clean” ammunition. Don’t throw out the old gear, shoot it at the range.
- Examine, clean, perform general maintenance on your magazines, holsters, flashlights, and any other gear you carry.
- Check to make sure screws are tight, oil or re-condition if needed, replace if worn out, etc.
- Replace your flashlights with new batteries.
- Clean out and replenish your gear bags and first aid kits.
And just so that it is said, even though I will not make the local matches this month, I’m still practicing my dry fire routines and shooting at the range when I can. Great time to get back to and focus on the basics!
And even though it isn’t very often, stay in shape. How many professional athletes take a few weeks, or even months, to get back in shape after the season has already started, and it shows?
Be safe during the holiday season and enjoy the time with your family and friends!
Texas LTC Related Christmas Gifts and Ideas
Need help finding that just right gift? Maybe it is a gift for the special someone who needs that little bit a encouragement in order to get their Texas LTC. What if they have their Texas License to Carry, but not the correct gear in order to carry it.
We can help! DoublActionCHL offers both Texas LTC Gift Certificates and great Texas LTC related Gift Ideas. All merchandise is fulfilled and backed by Amazon.
Texas LTC Class Schedule 2017 Q1
Great news, we have published our classes for January, February, and March of 2017.
Visit http://doubleactionchl.com/ for details but the following is a sneak peak:
- Sat. Jan. 14th, 2017 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
- Sat. Feb. 11th, 2017 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
- Sat. Mar. 11th, 2017 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Don’t see a class time that works for you, or do you want to take a private class? What if you need you a basic pistol “refresher” class to get you ready to take the Texas LTC class?
Contact us and we will be glad to help you out.
Don’t forget that you can purchase a Texas License to Carry gift certificate for your loved ones! Visist our home page for details or visit out Paypal Gift Certificate site.
2016 Holiday Texas LTC Gift Certificate
The holidays are starting and Christmas is right around the corner. A Texas LTC gift certificate from DoubleActionCHL is a great gift for those who you want to keep safe this holiday season and beyond. We also offer Basic Handgun Classes for those who may be a bit “rusty” on their shooting skills.
Visit the DoubleActionCHL PayPal Gift Certificate Site to order, our main site for details, or contact us if you have any questions.
Stay safe, train, and practice regularly!
Proper Clothing at the Range
If you have ever visited a range, someone should have emphasized the importance of proper clothing while at the range. Spend time shooting, and you find out in person of the importance of wearing protective gear while on the range.
Don’t get me wrong, ranges are very safe places, however, due to the face of what is occurring, small projectiles being fired at high rates of speed, splatter can occur. This is not a ricochet, but small pieces of the bullet after it has broken up, may come back at the shooter or those on the range. Most of the time, they never break the skin, however, this is why proper clothing is “required” while on the range. “Hot Brass” is also a possibility that can occur. Hot brass is the left over brass case that is ejected by semi-automatics and many rifles. It is very often extremely hot, and will burn if it touches your skin. This is mostly an issue if you are wearing low cut shirts, or other types of clothing that the brass can get caught in.
Why would anyone want to go to the range after reading all of that? Like any sport, or hobby, there are risks, and you need to know them. If you play golf, there is a “risk” of being hit with the ball or club. Baseball, there is a risk of being hit by a ball or loose bat.
What is Proper Clothing at the Range:
- Closed toe shoes
- Long pants or jeans (with exceptions when extremely hot outside)
- Semi-loose shirts, not low cut
- Hat preferred, even when indoors (baseball cap, etc.)
- And of course, proper hearing and eye protection
Proper Clothing at the Range
Why you should wear a hat at the range
Remember to vote Tuesday November 8th 2016
If you didn’t vote during early voting, please remember to do so tomorrow. Of course, vote for those who will help preserve our 2nd amendment rights. Not sure who those are? Visit https://www.nraila.org/about/election-center/
However, when you do go vote tomorrow, a few things you should leave at home or in your vehicle:
- Don’t wear any candidate specific clothing, buttons, etc.
- You can’t use your phone in the voting booth, so know who you are voting for before you go
- and always, at least for Texas, you can’t carry your Texas LTC handgun with you into the polling place. Don’t even think about. Some areas are posting 30.6, but it isn’t needed, but I guess a good reminder.
Remember that you can’t carry your Texas LTC handgun when voting!
First Night as USPSA Match Director
Our weekly match this week at http://www.shilohidpa.com/ needed a match director at the last minute. I volunteered with the understanding that I only had a few days to put stages together and that they wouldn’t be extremely “fancy” stages.
All in all, it was a great night! It was also a learning experience, but it was also one of my best performances. Overall, I was 2nd out of 15, and beat out many other great shooters.
It just goes to show, that a challenge can be a great opportunity, and even though it is tiring, it can bring the best out in you! It also shows that, after solid training, you may do better by not over thinking each stage when you are competing.
Vote and Make Your Voice Heard
Early voting has begun in many states. DoubleActionCHL normally doesn’t talk politics, but voting this year is very important in order to retain our 2nd Amendment Rights.
Not sure which politicians with help protect your rights? Visit https://www.nrapvf.org/grades/ and put in your state.
#NRA #VOTE #2ndAmendment
Quality Texas LTC Classes Training
Texas LTC instructors are now using groupon and other mass selling avenues in order to sell their services for teaching Texas LTC Classes. While there isn’t anything wrong with this, in my mind it is a disservice to the students. Here is why: What is more important, filling the seats in the class, or making sure that each and every student recieves top quality training? DoubleActionCHL believes that ladder. I would rather have fewer students who receive quality training, compared to a full class room, period.
Don’t get me wrong, I would love to have both. DoubleActionCHL ISN”T the cheapest! At a 6 hour class room we AREN’T the quickest class either. However, we, and the instructors that we teach with, believe that we do offer the best Texas LTC training that you can receive. Don’t believe us! Or students do when the class is over. Often we receive a 5 out of 5 stars rating from our students.
Sign up today for one of our classes and find out for yourself!