Advice and articles on firearm training, law and use

NRA Training Counselor Development Workshop

NRA Training Counselor Development Workshop

Training Tip Preparing to take the NRA Training Counselor Development Workshop? Here's some pointers that can help.

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Registering Firearms

Registering Firearms

CA Law Inherited a firearm or want to transfer one to a family member? Staying within the law is simple to do.

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Tier 1 Instructors

Tier 1 Instructors

Training Tip Consider the background of your instructor and how it's relevant to what you want to learn.

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Ammunition Laws

Ammunition Purchase Laws Redux

CA Law 2019 Even more changes to purchasing ammunition in California. Don't be caught unprepared.

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Airsoft

Airsoft As Training Tools

Training Tip Most ranges won't let you practice holster draws or shooting on the move. With airsoft you can practice both.

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Daniel Shaver

Jumping To Conclusions

Self Defense The public usually doesn't know when self-defense is justified.

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LEOSA / HR218

LEOSA and You

LEOSA Annual Qualification Dig into the laws around the annual firearms qualification requirements for retired officers to carry under LEOSA.

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Ammunition Laws

Ammunition Purchase Laws

CA Law 2018 Major changes to purchasing and giving ammunition in California.

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Basic Gear

Basic Gear

Training Tip What accessories do you need to get started? Not much; here's a list to get you started.

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Loaning Firearms

Loaning A Firearm

CA Law 2017 The law changed in January 2017 regarding who you can loan a firearm to.

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Personal Insurance

Personal Insurance

Self Defense No matter how justified a self-defense shooting may be, you will be sued. Does your insurance cover you?

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Good Instructors

What Makes A Good Instructor?

Training Tip It's your money. Make sure you're getting your money's worth when you take a class.

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Firearm Permits

Do You Need A Permit To Own A Gun?

CA Law 2015 A Firearm Safety Certificate is required to purchase any firearm in California.

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Square Ranges

Overcoming A Square Range

Training Tip Range rules prevent us from practicing all the skills we'd like. Here's how to work around those limitations.

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