Training

Protecting Others; Re-Orienting the Mindset – By Rick Colliver

[Editors note: If you're interested in training with Rick, we're offering his Room Entry and Protecting Others courses March 19/20, in Crete IL. Check our training calendar for details!] First and foremost, my attorney always cautions me to caution you that you should never take something you saw in an article…especially my articles…to constitute advice [...]

Sunday?

“One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organization do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team. The first requisite is life, always.“ - A. W. Tozer Recently we were contacted by a potential student who voiced disappointment that our Level I Handgun Course was only [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:11:22+00:00January 30th, 2016|Attitude, Instructor Notes, Training|0 Comments

When You Least Expect It, You’re Elected!

"Sometimes it takes a natural disaster to reveal a social disaster" - Jim Wallis   Last night a young man put his car into the ditch in front of me striking a phone pole head on. His airbag saved him. Being that we were in a rural area, it took 10 minutes for EMS to [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:11:25+00:00November 17th, 2015|Attitude, Instructor Notes, Medical, police, Training|0 Comments

The Camera As A Witness – Part III

“Whether the knife falls on the melon or the melon on the knife, the melon suffers” – African Proverb   On July 6, 2015, Haverhill, New Hampshire police officers Ryan Jarvis and Greg Collins responded to a traffic accident on Route 302 near Bath. Dispatch informed them that the scene could not be secured as [...]

The Camera As A Witness – Part II

“Great services are not cancelled by one act or by one single error.” - Benjamin Disraeli   On May 31st, 2015, two Palestine, TX, police officers shot and killed James Bushey (47). Bushy was suspected of shoplifting beer from a local WalMart, and reported by witnesses to have fled and entered a nearby Applebees where [...]

A Tale of Two Students – Training as Efficient as the DMV

"Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character." –Alan Armstrong Students come to us from all walks of life, the common thread among them being their understanding of [...]

Wood and Water and Rifles

The advent of WWII brought with it major advancements in small arms design, and set the foundation that would become common requirements of the modern battle rifle. Auto-loading and magazine fed quickly replaced the bolt-actions of the day, and by the 1960’s wood stocks had been replaced with polymers in the majority of modern military [...]