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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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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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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With the release of the cell phone video last week, the Ahmed Arbery case out of Georgia has become national news. Everyone seems to have an opinion on the guilt or innocence of Arbery or the McMichaels. The facts of the entire case are still unclear and it may take months before all the details…

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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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Earlier this year, I took Vicki Farnam’s “Teaching Women, For Women” class. She helped me understand just how differently women learn than men. During the class, Vicki asked two male instructors in our Pro Shop to come into the classroom and set up several chairs. They proceeded to line the chairs up in neat order.…

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