The Boondocks FTA™ Beginner Handgun class is a half-day course designed to introduce women to the basics of using a handgun for self-defense. Topics will cover gun safety, loading and unloading, and shooting fundamentals.  The course includes both classroom time and live-fire practice on the range.  Firearms and ammunition are included in the cost of…

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self-de·fense – the defense of one’s person or interests, especially through the use of physical force, which is permitted in certain cases as an answer to a charge of violent crime. One of the main tenets of self-defense is avoidance. You will often hear instructors and trainers say, “the best way to win a gun…

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In November, four friends from as far away as Kansas, bit the bullet and traveled to Boondocks FTA™ for 4 days of firearms training. The group took two days of Carbine (Basic & Defensive Carbine) with John Roberts and 2 Days (Defensive Pistol 1) of handgun training with Darrell Carey. After arriving back home, they…

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While the 2020 Election isn’t official yet, come 2021 we will likely dealing with a new administration in the White House. In today’s politically divided climate, half of America is glad and the other half is upset. As an advocate for the 2nd Amendment, I am just concerned. While the media and some organizations are…

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USCCA’s New Protector Academy On October 15th the USCCA Launched their new Protector Academy. This online training academy is available to all USCCA Members and includes over 200 different training videos and some excellent online classes. These classes include the Handgun Safety & Marksmanship, Children’s Firearm & Safety, Concealed Carry & Home Defense, Emergency First Aid, Emergency Preparedness, Countering the Mass…

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In May of 2020 I was fortunate to slide into an open spot for Tom Givens’ Rangemaster Master Firearms Development Course. If you’re not familiar with Tom, he spent 25 years with the Memphis PD before opening Rangemaster range where he has taught tens of thousands of students. He is authored many self-defense books and…

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The pandemic and protests have caused citizens to rethink their safety and training classes around the country are filling up fast.  While some of these students are purchasing a firearm for the very first-time, others who already have some experience with firearms are finally making the decision to go ahead and get their carry permit. …

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Last month I got an email from a reporter with Agence France-Presse (French Press Agency). They wanted to do an interview with me at Boondocks FTA about the recent surge in gun sales here in the United States. I was initially reluctant to do a news story with a European News Agency, especially about guns,…

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In late 2012, I applied to become a home-based Federal Firearms Licensed (FFL) Dealer. After about a year of training people who were looking to get their carry permits, I grew concerned by the number of people showing up with sub-par guns or guns that did not meet their needs or abilities. As a Home-Based…

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Prepare for the Pattern! Recently, violence erupted again after an officer involved shooting in Kenosha, WI.  Before any evidence was even released about the details of the shooting, violent protests took over the city.  Businesses were looted and burned while police were unable to keep the peace.  Things became so bad that business owners and…

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