Posts by Jan Allinder

The Situationally Aware Mindset

Situational Awareness

Mindset is defined as “the established set of attitudes”. Whenever I leave my house, I establish a mindset that includes telling myself that: I am in charge of taking care of myself and my loved ones. I am in “condition yellow” – I am alert and situationally aware of what is going on around me.…

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Hand-to-Hand Self Defense

If you’re reading this, it is probably because you have taken a course here atBoondocks. Most likely that would have been our Basic Pistol course. You may have gone on to get your Mississippi Firearms Permit. But what if you are attacked and you don’t have your firearm with you or if someone tries to…

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Situational Awareness for the Whole Family

color code awareness chart

Anyone who has taken a class at Boondocks FTA™ has learned about the importance “Being Aware of Your Surroundings” and Lt. Colonel Jeff Cooper’s “Awareness Color Code Chart”. But just how many of us really adhere to these life-saving principals? Are we teaching them to our kids and grand-kids? Even though most of us don’t…

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Don’t Let a Man Select Your Handgun

Selecting handgun

For women, selecting a firearm should be just as personal as selecting a special pair of new shoes. It has to be comfortable, look good, and serve a purpose. Most of the women I know would be horrified if their husband or significant other just went out and bought them a pair of shoes without…

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The Importance of Continuing Education

Brian Hill with Jan Allinder

Since I took my first class at Boondocks in January 2016, I have made a commitment to continue learning. Since then I have taken every handgun course BoondocksFTA™ offers. I’ve also taken several guest instructor classes offered at Boondocks. The most recent of which was Brian Hill’s Pistol Essentials & Beyond. What set Brian Hill’s…

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The Attraction of Shooting Sports

Women in Shooting Sports

From Self-Defense to Shooting Sports, there is little doubt that more and more women are becoming involved with firearms, training and shooting sports. Most women today start their firearm education and training for Self-Defense reasons. As they expand their training, many of these new-comers discover Shooting Sports. From 2009 through 2018, the number of new…

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