If you haven’t noticed, Ammunition is now in short supply!  Since the beginning of the COVID19 crisis Firearms and Ammunition sales have skyrocketed.  In fact, on March 20th the FBI recorded over 210,000 background checks.  This the highest single day number since the inception of the Instant Background check in 1998.  Many of the firearms…

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Here at Boondocks FTA™ we are seeing a huge uptick in new gun owners coming into the Pro Shop.  Recently we had to turn a few away because the National Instant Background Check System became overwhelmed and crashed and we were not able to conduct a background check on the individuals.  We are hearing similar…

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Fear – noun – an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. Quotes from Massad Ayoob with the Massad Ayoob Group from the MAG40 with Massad Ayoob recently here at Boondocks FTA. “Fear is to your mind, what pain is to your body.”…

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MASSad Ayoob Group (MAG40)- On March 5th – 8th the Massad Ayoob Group was Center Stage here at Boondocks FTA™. The MAG40 Class includes the MAG20 / Classroom (Armed Citizen’s Rules of Engagement) and MAG 20 / Live Fire and the class is a “must take” for all Permit Holders. The MAG20 classroom portion is…

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In 2018, Smith & Wesson launched it’s widely popular 380 Shield EZ pistol. The premise of the mid-sized .380 Shield EZ was that it was easy to load, easy to rack and easy to shoot and that combination has made it a popular option for new lady shooters. The new pistol has proven to be…

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Defensive Shooting Fundamentals

Our Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Level 1 (DSF-L1) is a blended learning curriculum that includes the DSF-L1 online eLearning module, the DSF-L1 book, and a full day of live-fire exercises on the range. The student can then complete the eLearning at home at their own pace prior to the live-fire exercises. During the range time, students…

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Range Gear

One of the biggest hurdles for those signing up for a Defensive Pistol classis understanding the gear necessary to complete the course. In preparation for the upcoming MAG40 here at Boondocks FTA™ with Massad Ayoob, I went and checked his website for a recommended gear list. Here is what I found. The Massad Ayoob MAG…

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Get off the X

Recently we wrapped up a Defensive Shooting Fundamentals class here Boondocks FTA™. The day was spent teaching students to use lateral movement when presenting the pistol from the holster, while reloading or while clearing malfunctions. Moving offline from the attack (especially when accompanied by the use of cover or concealment) can provide you with a…

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Assault Weapons

On February 17, the Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee failed to pass HB 961 also known as the “Assault Weapons” ban. Instead, the Committee “sent the proposal to a state commission for further study.” Virginia gun owners cheered what appears to be a win after the huge Lobby Day rally in January, however, there are still…

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