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Never Miss the Shot of a Lifetime

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For many, the chance to shoot an exotic game animal only comes once in a lifetime. Never miss your chance to take the shot of a lifetime. Train for your long range rifle shot with the 2-day Basic Long Range Rifle Course at Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy. No matter your level of experience, whether a novice or seasoned shooter, you will find the training you need just 45 minutes north of Dallas in Whitewright Texas. Before you spend tens of thousands of dollars to hunt an exotic animal half the world away, you owe it to yourself to be trained to take the long shot you may need. No one wants to tell a story about the animal that got away – and no one wants to hear it either.

Now there is an even easier way for you or the hunter in your life get the training they need to make that important shot. During this holiday season, Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy is offering gift certificates. These convenient gift certificates can be purchased directly through the website. After purchase, you will be contacted to schedule your training date based on the type of gift certificate you purchased. This holiday season, the TPA gift certificates are available in half-day, 1-day and 2-day course packages. Give your hunter the luxury gift you have always wanted to give. Help them make that once in a lifetime shot when you purchase a training gift certificate.

Training gift certificates are also available for the other shooting disciplines taught at Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy. Courses are offered for pistol, AR-15 carbine, combat and sporting shotgun and long range rifle. A half-day training gift certificate is the perfect gift for the new shooter who is just getting familiar with their new firearm. Visit the website today or contact Rober Duhon directly at 903-271-8890 and order your training gift certificate!

Long Range Rifle Training Gift Certificates

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Finding the perfect gift for someone who has everything isn’t the challenge you think it is, especially when you can give them an experience they will never forget. At Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy in Whitewright Texas, you will find a shooting experience like no other. Here, you can train in a number of shooting disciplines including long range precision rifle, handgun, combat shotgun, sporting/wing shooting shotgun and AR-15 carbine. Each shooting discipline is taught on a specific range designed to help you get the most from your chosen firearm and the training you receive. Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy is located in lovely Whitewright Texas, offering plenty of dining and entertainment options when you complete your training.

Gift Certificates – Long Range Rifle Course

A perfect choice when buying a Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy gift certificate is the Long Range Rifle Course, offered in both a 1 and 2 day training sessions. The long range precision rifle is typically a bolt action rifle. The bolt action rifle is one of the most familiar weapons shot today across a number of applications. Often used in tactical and hunting circles, the bolt action long range precision rifle is steeped in tradition.

When you complete the 1-day Basic Long Range Rifle Course, you will be able to adjust your elevation and windage turrets to deliver a point of aim, point of impact, cold and clean bore shot onto a target of a known distance and how to properly clean your rifle to consistently deliver this level of performance. At the end of the 2-day Basic Long Range Rifle Course, you will also be able use the hold-over method to deliver a point of aim, point of impact cold and clean bore shot onto a target of a known, or unknown distance out to 500 yards.

Act today to buy a 1 or 2 day gift certificate for the Long Range Rifle Course. Contact Robert Duhon at 903.271.8890 to purchase any number of gift certificates for you and your loved ones, and give the gift of gunfire this holiday season.

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Advanced Long Range Rifle Course – Shoot Accurately to 800 yards

Give the Gift of Gunfire This Holiday Season

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When looking for the perfect North Texas Shooting School, it is easy to get distracted. Find your way to one of Texas best schools when you sign up at Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy. When you want to learn about your pistol, rifle, shotgun, or AR-15 there is no better shooting school to pick. Learn about your handgun in the right environment. Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy offers plenty of firing ranges to choose from depending on what you want to learn.

Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy, your premiere North Texas Shooting School, is proud to open this holiday season with the perfect gift. Give the gift of gunfire this season to those you love. Whether a seasoned or novice shooter, what better way to get into the sport and practice of shooting and firearms than with a gift certificate. With Texas hunting season upon us, isn’t it time to get ready? Give yourself or your loved one the gift of a hunting trophy when you purchase a gift certificate good for training. Nobody wants another pair of socks. Give the gift of an amazing experience when you purchase a gift certificate from the best north Texas shooting school around.

Shooting can be more than hunting. Give the gift of confidence and peace of mind when you purchase a gift certificate for defense training. Let your loved one sleep well at night knowing they can get the training they need to use their pistol, rifle or shotgun to defend themselves. How much better will you sleep knowing your loved one has a firearm, and finally knows how to use it? Use this holiday season to purchase the right gift. Buy the perfect gift certificate you know they need, in a the perfect size. Inquire at Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy and call 903-271-8890 today!

First vs. Third Person

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When using the terms first vs. third person you can automatically remember some of what you learned in high school literature class. But here, the context is more direct. Will you save yourself? Or will you wait for someone to save you? Circumstances call for different responses but have you considered what tools you will need, beyond resolve, to help yourself in any situation? Weapons training at Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy is one ingredient in your plan for salvation that starts with taking a first person role in your own defense.

How will you respond?

The training you will receive at TPA in the use of a pistol, bolt action rifle, combat shotgun, or M4 carbine gives you the mental and physical tools you need to solve many of the problems you face from an attacker. Part of this training involves grooming the shooter’s mindset to pursue a positive self-preservation interest to drive their dedication to training and individual practice. Believe it or not, some mindsets you will find in the wild rely heavily on third party pressure to bring relief to an assaulted party. You have to face the fact that some people will not act even to save their own lives. But you can be different. Train at TPA in any of the weapon disciplines and sleep better at night knowing you will be an immediate responder and not have to wait for the first responders to arrive.

Call Josh Duhon today (214) 663-3910 and get started on your path to be the first person you can rely on to help you overcome the challenges you may face today!

Knowledge: The Combat Triad

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Getting wrapped up in the endless debates about caliber stopping power, what is the best handgun, what rifle would best apply in a certain situation is easy when all you know is gear. Although being a gear guy is a fun and expensive hobby, what if you could buy something that would transcend the type of handgun or caliber you shot? What if you could purchase something that could even transcend weapon systems? When you purchase firearm training at Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy you get a firearms shooting protocol that is designed to help the shooter perform under stress.

The Combat Triad

At Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy, each weapon platform is taught using the combat triad inspired by the military. Modified for efficiency, the TPA combat triad has 3 sides that help the shooter succeed. The base of the triangle is good equipment. You don’t have to be a gear junkie to understand that good equipment is gear that stays out of the shooter’s way. The second side are mental and visual focal points – the mind and eyes have to be somewhere useful when the shot is fired. Finally, the third side is called “sending the bullet” and details the steps the shooter executes to consistently get point of aim, point of impact performance no matter what weapon system they choose. Whether you choose to shoot an M4 carbine, bolt rifle, pistol, or combat shotgun, you will find the training you need to succeed.

Call Josh Duhon today (214) 663-3910 and discover the knowledge you need to succeed and how the TPA combat triad can take your shooting to the next level.

What is good equipment?

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There is no shortage of vendors for firearms, firearm accessories, and supplemental gear all touted as giving you the “edge” in your shooting endeavor. Do you want to shoot faster? Then someone has a trigger kit to sell you. Do you want to shoot more accurately? Someone has a new optic or set of sights to sell you. Want to run faster, jump higher, or stretch farther? Then someone has a pair of pants, a shirt, tactical socks, sunglasses, ball cap, and probably tactical boots to sell. Clearly, American capitalism gives us all a chance to make a buck and that’s amazing. But as a shooter, it’s important not to confuse having increased your shooting abilities by spending to increase the quantity or quality of your gear.

The shooter shoots

But what is good equipment? For over 30 years, Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy has been a shooting laboratory, and its instructors shooting researchers who are masters in their field. In that time the data shows that good equipment is gear that gets out of the shooter’s way so their firing stroke can progress uninterrupted. The preferred handgun at TPA is the Glock 19, for no other reason than it is an uncomplicated handgun with no extra buttons that get in the way. For the bolt rifle, we like to see large target turrets with the numbers printed on the exterior so a student doesn’t have to break their hold to make elevation and windage adjustment. New students are encouraged to come as they are, and if they do not have a firearm one is available from the school in a configuration that makes learning the firing stroke for a given weapon system easy to obtain because the gun isn’t getting in the way. The key to remember is that good shooting comes from the shooter, not the firearm.

Call Josh Duhon today at (214) 663-3910 to schedule training and discover how good shooting comes from the shooter and not their equipment.

Intention vs. Action

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In modern books about success, authors often focus on having the right intention. For many, this goes beyond the common “why” you want to do something. Some even go as far as a formal dedication to their intention before they undertake a task – like self-improvement for the sake of a family member, or running a marathon in memory of a lost comrade. But intentions aside, what really counts, is action. What actions are you taking? When considering your shooting goals, what actions are you taking towards them?

Men of Action, women of action

If you intend to shoot a pistol, combat shotgun, bolt rifle, or M4 carbine this year nothing will help you towards your goals like committing to training with that weapon platform. At Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy you can take the steps you need to be successful. Training is a step you can take even before you own a firearm. At TPA you can rent the weapons you need to take immediate action toward training. Ultimately, few want to tell, and fewer want to hear the stories of what someone wanted to do. Legends only tell tales of what they have done, and perhaps what they would have done differently given more time on the Earth. Don’t let your intentions be betrayed by the passage of time. The time for action is now. Take the steps you need to train with the weapon system of your choice and become proficient and confident. Become the person of action on the firing line just like you are in your day to day life. Once you finish you will have a skillset that you can practice and be proud of.

Contact Josh Duhon at 214-663-3910 when you are ready to take action – change your life for the better today!

Milestones – How do you know that you are growing?

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The bow and arrow first appeared before recorded history. Before people could read or write they were using bows and arrows. Earliest examples appeared at the site of Nataruk in Turkana County, Kenya at the transition from the Upper Paleolithic to the Mesolithic periods. After the last glacial periods, the bow and arrow moved to all hemispheres except Australia. But at what point was archery born? Although the technology of the bow and arrow appeared early, at what point did the art, practice, and skill of shooting arrows with bows emerge?

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The same comparison can be made to firearms. Although you may have grown up shooting firearms, at what point did you become a rifleman? The key is intention at your target. When you train to hit a specific place on a target with an arrow from a bow, using a repeatable and consistent method, you become an archer. When you train to hit a target with a rifle bullet with a repeatable and consistent firing stroke, you become a rifleman. When you consistently get point of aim, point of impact performance, you become a marksman. In every case, the key feature required is training in a consistent set of performance point so you always hit your target on the intended spot. At Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy in Whitewright Texas, you will get the training you need in the weapon system you choose to perform well constantly. Whether you chose the bow, bolt rifle, handgun, M4 carbine or combat shotgun, you can train for success. No matter your background in shooting, you owe it to yourself to train with a method that helps you hit anytime you use your weapon system. With the training you receive at TPA you can hit the marksmanship milestones you need to be a competent and confident shooter.

Call Josh Duhon today (214) 663-3910, to find the right course for your needs and hit the shooting milestones you need to be the marksman you can be.

The Power of Ritual

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Rituals pervade everyday life, sometimes more than we know. Although the word ritual has been watered down to include patting our pockets for our essentials before we walk out the door, there are some basic human rituals that exist even today. The earliest traces of rituals surround pre-civilization and focus on hunting. But was taking the game really the ritual? The American hunting class has enjoyed explosive growth now that more women are involved, as they have since the beginning. But is hunting really the earliest ritual humans engaged in?

Take what you need

With deer season in full swing in Texas, we can all imagine the thrill of the hunt. Waiting in a blind, making the shot, putting a knife in our hands to gut, skin, and quarter. Hunting is very personal. But another thrill emerges after the hunt. Sharing the meat with our friends and loved ones is also an essential part. So essential in fact, that author Richard Leakey writes in People of the Lake that “The essential element of the uniquely human way of life was the economic pact between the suppliers of meat and the suppliers of vegetables…sharing, not hunting or gathering as such, is what made us human.”

But critical to our ritual of sharing game is being able to take the quarry in the first place. Modern technology has given the gun to our instincts to hunt with magnificent results. When you are ready to reach out with your bolt rifle to 600 yards, deliver your shot with confidence. Come train at Texas Pistol and Rifle Academy and engage in the rituals that bind us all together. Take your game, share your meat, and build your tribe.

Call Josh Duhon today (214) 663-3910, to find the right course for your needs and learn how to master the bolt rifle and master your hunting ritual today!

Technology vs Techniques – Fundamentals of Marksmanship

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We’ve come a long way from throwing sharpened sticks at the game and each other. As weapon technology has improved the game and scale of conflict has widened as the years have gone by. But no matter how good the technology, you can never replace the person behind the weapon with the weapon itself. Whether your choice of weapon is the bolt rift, shotgun, pistol, or M4 carbine, you need the techniques and training to run them properly. At Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy you can achieve the results you want no matter the technology you are using.

A great shooter can always out shoot a great gun

Consider the technology available to the modern shooter. Metallurgy and machine tools are the best they have ever been. CAD machining stations have taken over the saw and file of old rifle makers. Modern optics feature illuminated reticles, some tuned to the cartridge you are shooting or offering infrared capabilities. Not even the darkness can keep you from seeing your intended target. But with all this tech, what remains fundamental to hitting your mark? Good marksmanship – and the only thing that creates good marksmanship is good training. When you train at Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy in Whitewright Texas, you will find marksmanship training superior to any technology your weapon system has. Whether you are running a completely modern rifle or something from the last century, you will learn the fundamentals of marksmanship. At the end of the day, no matter the technology in your hands, your shot comes down to body position, bone support –muscle relaxed, sight picture, sight alignment, breath control and trigger control. When you send the shot to be sure you have the training to make it count.

Call Josh Duhon today (214) 663-3910, to find the right course for your needs and learn how to master the fundamentals of marksmanship and always hit your target.

Making a Rifleman

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When examining historical examples of great shooters, an early WW1 account is recorded in HW McBride’s A Rifleman Went to War. Although more a soldiers diary that a technical manual on marksmanship, you will find the emphasis on the traits of a true rifleman when called to save his life, and those of his comrades, with his rifle. Critical to this point is how soldiers were trained. McBride states “I have said that the musketry instruction was, in the main, similar to that of the United States Army and this is true…The weakness of both, in my opinion, lies in the lack of sufficient practice after the above instruction has been assimilated…The time for instruction firing is usually limited—as is the ammunition allowance—and the record firing is crammed into a few hectic days.  Everything must be done just so and so.”

But there is a solution

McBride, however, goes on to provide a remedy to regimentation spoiling shooting training. “My idea of training a rifleman would be to put him through the full instructional course and then give him a lot of ammunition and let him go out on the range, at odd times, and work out his own salvation.” At Texas Pistol and Rifle Academy, you will discover a training program that challenges you to become more than a safe and proficient shooter.  Whether you are running a combat shotgun, M4 carbine, pistol, or bolt action rifle, TPA has the training you need. At TPA you will learn what it takes to operate your firearm and “work out your own salvation…” when the time comes.

Call Josh Duhon today (214) 663-3910, to find the right course for your needs and learn to shoot like a rifleman and work out your own salvation.

The Legend of William Tell

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At a time soon after the opening of the Gotthard Pass, when the Habsburg emperors of Vienna sought to control Uri and thus control trans-Alpine trade, a new bailiff, Hermann Gessler, was despatched to Altdorf. The proud mountain folk of Uri had already joined with their Schwyzer and Nidwaldner neighbours at Rütli in pledging to resist the Austrians’ cruel oppression, and when Gessler raised a pole in the central square of Altdorf and perched his hat on the top, commanding all who passed before it to bow in respect, it was the last straw. William Tell, a countryman from nearby Bürglen, either hadn’t heard about Gessler’s command or chose to ignore it; whichever, he walked past the hat without bowing. Gessler seized Tell, who was well known as a marksman, and set him a challenge. He ordered him to shoot an apple off his son’s head with his crossbow; if Tell was successful, he would be released, but if he failed or refused, both he and his son would die.

The boy’s hands were tied. Tell put one arrow in his quiver and another in his crossbow, took aim, and shot the apple clean off his son’s head. Gessler was impressed and infuriated – and then asked what the second arrow was for. Tell looked the tyrant in the eye and replied that if the first arrow had struck the child, the second would have been for Gessler. For such impertinence, Tell was arrested and sentenced to lifelong imprisonment in the dungeons of Gessler’s castle at Küssnacht, northeast of Luzern. During the long boat journey a violent storm arose on the lake, and the oarsmen – unfamiliar with the lake – begged with Gessler to release Tell so that he could steer them to safety. Gessler acceded, and Tell cannily manoeuvred the boat close to the shore, then leapt to freedom, landing on a flat rock (the Tellsplatte) and simultaneously pushing the boat back into the stormy waters.

Determined to see his task through and use the second arrow, Tell hurried to Küssnacht. As Gessler and his party walked along on a dark lane called Hohlegasse on their way to the castle, Tell leapt out, shot a bolt into the tyrant’s heart and melted back into the woods to return to Uri. His comrades were inspired by Tell’s act of bravery to throw off the yoke of Habsburg oppression in their homeland, and to remain forever free.

This story was told at firesides across the colonies to inspire the colonists to throw off the yoke of English tyranny and create an American nation. The determination to be free and develop the discipline of marksmanship resides in each of us to this very day, awaiting to be awakened.

Call Josh Duhon today (214) 663-3910, to find the right course for your needs and learn to shoot like a legend and gain the resolve to do so.

Training you can rely on

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Following the latest episode of political theater, the ban on something is coming at some point. Regardless of what device is banned, what actually diminishes us all is that there is bipartisan support. If those you relied upon as traditional supporters of your second amendment rights have let you down, fear not. There is still one person that will always be on your side. You. The one device you can always rely on is your training. Beyond equipment, your skills will help you prevail. At Texas Pistol and Rifle Academy, you can rely on rock-solid training no matter your choice of weapon system. Be it bolt action rifle, shotgun, M4 carbine or pistol, you will find the skills you need to get the job done.

Your training will save you

The prime piece of advice most people give to professionals when faced with a daunting, if not a life-threatening task, is to rely on your training. Soldiers, first responders, pilots they all have a fundamental system they go to when the chips are down and chaos reigns. At TPA you can receive the train up you need in multiple weapon systems no matter your goal. Whether you train for sporting or defensive purposes, you can wear the training from TPA like a warm blanket on a cold night. No matter who conspires against you to diminish your rights, you can always rely on your training and not solely on your devices.

Fulfill your need to succeed by attending a class at TPA – Call Josh Duhon today (214) 663-3910, to find the right course for your needs and get prepared.

Driven to succeed

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As Americans, the drive to be the best begins when competition begins. If you have a sibling, this starts at their birth. Otherwise, the first few days in the schoolyard you begin to learn what “pecking order” means. But no matter your chosen endeavor, choosing success vs. failure is pretty natural. When you shoot firearms, shooting well begins with desire but must be complemented with skill. Skill comes from training. And you will find no better training than what you receive at Texas Pistol and Rifle Academy in Whitewright Texas.

Be the best

Shooting a rifle requires skill. Shooting a pistol requires more skill. No matter your chosen weapon platform the M4 carbine, bolt rifle, pistol or combat shotgun, you will find the skills you need. Consider the long-range bolt rifle. Perfect for multiple long-range applications, there are a key group of skills you need to shoot well. Although the fundamentals of marksmanship are well established, correctly applying those steps requires personal instruction. When you want to shoot to 600 yards, you need to have complete mastery of the skills you need. You can receive this training and more at Texas Pistol and Rifle Academy. When you are ready to learn the new skill of shooting, or willing to take your skills to the next level, training at TPA is the right choice.

Fulfill your need to succeed by attending a class at TPA – Call Josh Duhon today (214) 663-3910, to find the right course for your needs and get prepared.

Are you ready?

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Being prepared can mean different things to different people. Certainly, this relates to the value or risk of your tasks. Being ready to go to the grocery store vs being ready to see what that crash from the back of the house was are two different things? Or are they? In our modern times of asymmetrical warfare that potentially, if improbably, strikes where we conduct our day to day lives, preparedness takes on a whole new meaning. Having a good plan is a start to preparedness, but acquiring the skills to execute this plan are more important. Being able to use a handgun, bolt rifle, M4 carbine or combat shotgun can be a critical step to having an effective plan for preparedness.

Being prepared means being ready

At Texas Pistol and Rifle Academy in Whitewright Texas, you can get the skills you need to be ready. Whether you have been hunting and shooting since you were a child or new to firearms, you will find exactly what you need. Come in today and learn how to properly shoot a handgun and deploy it as a licensed to carry holder. Or prepare yourself inside the home by learning to run a combat shotgun and sleep a little easier at night. If you prefer the feel of a rifle, the M4 carbine is the most versatile defensive weapon platform the world has ever seen – you can make it your own. No matter which weapon you choose, having the skills to deploy it is a critical step in being prepared.

Answer the question of are you ready by attending a class at TPA – Call Josh Duhon today (214) 663-3910, to find the right course for your needs and get prepared.

A False sense of security

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With the ushering in of a new administration, the gun industry experienced what many have called the “Trump-slump”. In the run-up to the election, when it seemed the anti-gun candidate would prevail, many manufacturers and consumers stocked up on what was sure to be a scarcity of weapons component, firearms, ammunition and associated firearm products. What followed was a deep pause in firearms related purchases. But is it really time to breathe easily? Is this pause in the assault on firearms freedoms a turn of the tide or merely a pause in the war for the enemies of freedom to regroup?

The eye of the storm

If you aren’t purchasing firearms, ammunition, and critical weapons training, you are setting yourself up for failure. All the people who would have gladly produced legislation curtailing your freedoms did not go away with the last election. The bills to curtail your second amendment writes aren’t waiting to be written, they are merely waiting to be proposed as new legislation when the political climate is “right”. No matter what equipment you can acquire in the good times, that will be scarce in the coming bad times, are useless unless matched with top-tier training. At Texas Pistol and Rifle Academy, you can train with multiple weapon platforms and gain the proficiency you need to defend yourself and your family. Whether your preferred weapon is the pistol, bolt rifle, combat shotgun or M4 carbine you can develop a weapons expertise that is not limited to a specific platform. Make hay while the sun shines and train at Texas Pistol and Rifle Academy before the eye of the storm passes.

Shooting is a diminishing skill

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When people talk about retaining a skill over a lifetime you usually here “it’s like riding a bike.” The implication means that once you learn it, you never forget it. Many attach the same sticking power to shooting. They believe, having grown up around firearms that whatever they learned in their youth has stuck with them. The same phenomenon happens with retired military personnel. But whether you have shot a handgun, shotgun, M4 carbine, or bolt action rifle long in your past becomes nearly irrelevant if you haven’t maintained your skills. Although riding a bike may stick with you, shooting is a diminishing skill.

Back to the fundamentals

If every hunting season you find yourself dusting off your rifle, looking through the scope and dreaming about the trophy no one can blame you. But if at the same time you feel a small sense of dread seeing a big buck through the scope, there is only one cure. Refresh your skills at Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy and reassure yourself that you can bring down that trophy. No one wants to hear about the shot you almost took. Or worse, about the shot you missed. At the end of the day, when everyone is back in the hunting camp bring back a story worth telling again and again. Too many hunters head into prime season without even a minimum of refresher training. At TPA you can make up for taking the entire off-season away from your gun in as little as two days.

Remember shooting is a diminishing skill – refresh them at TPA and bring home a trophy and story everyone wants to hear about today!

Make hay while the sun shines

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Since the expiration of the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban the firearms manufacturing and training industries have seen an explosion like never before in their history. Although a victory for the 2nd amendment and American gun traditions, this victory may be short lived. Already the forces who have fought vehemently to curtail even the most basic gun ownership rights are mustering their resources, re-crafting their message, and waiting for the opportunity to relaunch their attacks. But in these, our Halcyon days of firearms freedom, what are you doing to make the most of the freedoms you now enjoy?

Sun rise, sun set…

What are you doing right now to make the most of the firearms freedoms you enjoy today? What are you doing to prepare should the political winds change and a new Clinton Era ban appears on the horizon? Many would suggest running out and buying all the guns and ammo you can. Although understandable, this may not be as prudent as it sounds. If you really want to invest in your freedom, then invest in safe, proven and sustainable firearms training. At Texas Pistol and Rifle Academy, you can gain the firearms training you need, whether for pistol, bolt action rifle, M4 carbine or combat shotgun, to make the most of the firearms you have – thereby being immune to any future bans. Training under the special TPA protocols that use stress and natural body reactions to stress for training will enable you to prevail no matter what you face. Whether facing a trophy buck or fighting for your defense, you can bet on the training you receive at TPA to prevail.

Make hay while the sun shines and secure your training slot at TPA and invest in your future of freedom.

Operational Confidence – The Home Defense Shooter

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Many people own firearms. Some for sports, some as an inheritance, and some for the specific purpose of defense. Whether you own a shotgun, M4 carbine, handgun, or bolt action rifle, the need for sound training to deploy your weapon system is essential. Although many purchase a shotgun, M4 carbine, or handgun for home defense, many spend little on training. Then they wonder why they remain ill at ease in their home and lack confidence.

Confidence in the home

In home defense situations, most attacks against the occupants will come deep in the night or very early morning and involve more than one attacker. Thieves work when no one is home. But a home invader waits until you are at your most vulnerable, likely when you and your loved ones are deep asleep. Can you rise from a deep sleep to the noise of a home alarm or your dogs barking, children shouting, and have shooting skills to rely on to solve your problems? The skills you need to solve these types of problems only come from reliable training. At Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy, you will learn the firing stroke you need, and get the repetition under stress required to ingrain the techniques. So that when you are under a startle response, you can collect yourself and take care of the things that go bump in the night. At TPA, you can train on the square range, shoot house and under darkness to get the feel of fighting in austere environments. Get the win with proper training at Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy in Whitewright Texas today!

Doctrine vs. Dogma – Modern firearm techniques

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The indisputable fountainhead of modern firearms training was Jeff Cooper at his facility in Arizona, Gunsite. In fact, many of today’s firearms instructors came from that first class of students who still teach today. Cooper’s contribution to the science and society of modern firearms training is undeniable, but his contribution goes beyond how to handle a pistol. What he really introduced into the marketplace was a packaged training program for the civilian consumer – which demands the best, safest, and proven training money can buy. Since Cooper’s time, the evolution from his Weaver stance has migrated into the modern pistol technique by Bill Rogers. Changes to shooting techniques have been made since then, for better or worse.

How to recognize doctrine vs. dogma?

Today, many firearm training companies have a binary behavior. They either stick with a dogmatic shooting program that leaves no room for innovation or, they flitter around to multiple “new” techniques without having a sure foundation – what’s here today, will be gone tomorrow. At Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy, you can enjoy data-driven firearms techniques based on actual human performance under stress. Every instructor at TPA seeks outside training, it’s the only way to keep abreast of the latest technology and techniques. But what TPA instructors have, unlike many others, are a very discerning eye for what will work when someone is shooting at accelerated heart rate. Essentially baseball scouts of the shooting world – we know good techniques when we see them. Avoid the dogma and fly by night training. Whether you are shooting a bolt rifle, pistol, M4 carbine, or shotgun, at TPA the techniques you are using have been researched and tested countless times with proven results.