On March 8, 2020, right before the Pandemic shut everything down. I completed Massad Ayoob’s Mag 40 class here at Boondocks FTA. The 4-day class includes 20 hours of classroom and 20 hours of range time.  While I love being out on the Range, the classroom portion called “Armed Citizen’s Rules of Engagement” was a real eye-opener.…

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The Pandemic and Civil Unrest in the country has made many people realize that THEY MUST BECOME THEIR OWN FIRST RESPONDER!  This has created a huge influx of first-time gun buyers and students seeking training and Enhanced Permit classes.  Every Boondocks FTA™ employee has been behind the counter or on the range working to educate and…

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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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Reprinted with permission from Beth Alcazar – https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/blog/condition-yellow-looks-good/ Dear Concealed Carry Woman, I’ve seen you around. And I’ve watched you. You’re paying attention. You stay away from uncomfortable environments. You remove yourself from uncertain situations. You notice people, and you make casual eye contact. You don’t let your guard down. And even though you are…

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The Boondocks FTA™ Draw Clinic is a 4-6 hour course designed to increase your Speed and Accuracy with a defensive handgun. Students will learn to become more efficient in presenting the pistol from concealment and then participate in a variety of standardized courses-of-fire designed to evaluate their speed and accuracy. Pre-Requisite: A valid Firearm Carry Permit…

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