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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Recently a representative from Ozark Armament contacted me after reading some of our blog entries and wanted to know if we would be interested in testing some of their products. I had not heard of Ozark Armament before, so visited their website and social media accounts. They describe their company as follows. “Ozark Armament is…

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On May 26, Texas became the 21st state to join the ranks of Constitutional Carry States. Constitutional Carry, also called Permit less or Unrestricted Carry, means residents can carry a firearm openly or concealed without a state issued permit. Since 2010, the number of Unrestricted Carry states have skyrocketed from 2 states (Vermont has always…

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There is a saying in the Firearms Training Industry, stating “Your Body Won’t Go Where Your Mind Hasn’t Been.” This saying alludes to the importance of mental training and having a plan to deal with dynamic critical incidents. Visualization and Mental Training have been used for years in Competitive Sports and the importance of “training…

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We are excited to announce another great Special Event for this Fall. On October 9th & 10th John Hearne will be at Boondocks FTA conducting his Who Wins, Who Loses, and Why Lecture plus his Cognitive Pistol w/ Tactical Anatomy Course. John is a fellow RangeMaster Instructor and his Who Wins lecture has been published…

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Here at Boondocks FTA™ we now have a FREE Seminar designed to help you and your church be better prepared! In this approximately 2.5 hour seminar we cover the following Church Safety Topics: Recognize the signs of potential threats Analyze past events Create an Emergency Operations Plan Understand the common challenges most places of worship…

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As the weather warms up here in the Deep South we trade in our Boots, Sweaters and Jeans for Shorts, T-Shirts and Flip Flops, but that doesn’t mean we can stop carrying the essentials. This month in “On The Hunt” we talk about modifying your EDC for Summertime. During the winter if you see me…

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Effective July 1, 2021, there will be 20 states that will have Constitutional or “unrestricted” Right To Carry. This means that residents (an in some cases non-residents) can carry a loaded firearm concealed on their person without a permit! SCOTUS to Hear First 2A Case in over a Decade On Monday April 26, the Supreme…

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Truth be told, I have never been in a gunfight. The closest I came occurred when I was about 8 years old at my family land in South Texas. My Dad, nicknamed “Grizz”, and I were out walking when we came upon a truck that should not have been there. The man in the truck…

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One of the most important aspects of defensive shooting is recoil control. The more you are able to mitigate recoil, the faster you can get the gun back on target for follow up shots. One of the downsides to smaller guns like the Glock 43x (pictured) is they are “snappier” and harder to maintain good…

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These are the words Tom Givens uttered repeatedly in his March 13-14 Practical Tactical class we hosted here at Boondocks. This two-day course included classroom work on personal tactics, home invasions, active shooters as well as an analysis of Tom’s former students who have been involved in self-defense incidents. To date, he has had 68…

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