We offer private settings for based on your shooting request!!

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!

Booth 10360 – NRA Annual Meeting 2018

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This weekend 2nd amendment supporters will descend on the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas Texas to indulge in the glee of freedom and the NRA annual meeting. Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy will also be there to answer your questions in person about training products and signups. Meet the whole training cadre and ask us questions about what to expect to get out of your time on the range. No matter how many training schools you meet that day, none will offer the same level of private student training that you will find at TPA.

Whether you are determined to shoot a pistol, combat shotgun, bolt action rifle or M4 well for sport or self-defense, TPA has the class series you need to be a confident and competent shooter. Bring your family members and see how you can integrate the training you receive at TPA into your family safety plan. Your satisfaction and safety are top priorities at TPA and are fully integrated into every element of the training environment and curriculum.

Call Josh Duhon today (214) 663-3910 or come to the NRA and speak with him in person to schedule your next class and discover what TPA can do for you.

Private vs. Group Classes

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When you go searching into the firearms training marketplace, you discover a wide array of offerings in a number of settings. A large percentage of these offerings are in a group setting. Group classes offer great benefits to the gun school, the main one being profit margin – the more people you can teach for the same cost of teaching, the more money you get to keep. But what happens to the student? If you have a class of shooters at the same level, it can go quite well for everyone because they are learning at the same place. But what about a group of shooters at different levels? Often the pace of the class moves towards the highly skilled because it becomes easier for the instructor to hold drills. The beginner student gets left behind.

TPA

When you train at Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy, you get to learn in a private session. Private at TPA is defined as no more than 4 shooters on the firing line. Why 4? Because it creates a training nexus where each student receives individual attention yet allows the students to learn and work together with new skills and safety. Each student and the instructor is responsible for safety, and the more the merrier, while maintaining individual shooter attention from the instructor. Depending on the training series you are taking, the 4 people you begin a series with becomes your fire team, and you get to experience more in depth training with shooting, moving and communicating as a fire team. The camaraderie that builds from a small and private firing line is something special to see form over a day of training, and makes the class more memorable for each participant.

Call Josh Duhon today (214) 663-3910 and discover the difference a private shooting setting makes and discover your new fire team 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.

Against the grain

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A famous photograph is circulating around the internet that shows a lone worker refusing to give the Nazi salute when everyone around him is saluting. Although the pedigree of the non-saluter has been disputed, the facts are that on June 13, 1936 at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg Germany at the launching of the training vessel Horst Wessel, one man refused give the Nazi salute at the launch, folding his arms over his chest. Although it may not seem as brave as charging a machine gun nest, imagine standing among your coworkers, in the height of the power of the Nazi regime, and refusing to comply. Bold is too small a word. Although some identify the man as August Landmesser, and others as Gustav Wegert, there’s no doubt that on that day, one man was incredibly brave and refused to go along with the mob.

What role will you play?

With the resurgence of the assault on the 2nd amendment, all Americans should understand that everyone has a role to play. You will have to decide what yours will be. For some this means arguing with your friends on the internet, for others they may join the NRA, others still will back certain political parties. No matter what side you are on, people are mobilizing right now in the attack and in the defense of the 2nd amendment. Who will win is as undecided as it was during the American Revolution. But the best defense of a right, is the exercise of that right. When you train at Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy, you are exercising the right to bear arms enshrined in the Bill of Rights. The ability to shoot and having the resolve to do so is part and parcel of what it means to be an American. You can do your part by training at TPA with a pistol, shotgun, M4 carbine and bolt rifle. Throughout history, only a people that could defend themselves had the ability to live freely.

Call Josh Duhon today (214) 663-3910 and exercise your freedoms enshrined in the Bill of Rights, even if it means going against the grain.

Knowledge is light, gear is heavy

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It should be no surprise that once again, the wolves who would weaken the U.S. Constitution by eliminating the 2nd amendment are at the door. Gone are the platitudes about common sense gun control. Evidenced by a recent New York Times editorial, the goal of the anti-gun crowd is reflected in their latest headline “To Repeat: Repeal the Second Amendment.” So to what refuge should law abiding citizens who believe in all the rights enshrined in the Bill of Rights go towards in these troubled times? You should go to where countless professionals have gone since time immemorial, to your training.

The Eye of the Storm

Fall to the level of your training and you can fight any battle and face any enemy. How far you fall is dependent upon your training. Train frequently, and in a variety of skills and you will create a nurturing ecosystem of expertise that will help you weather any storm. At Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy, you can train in a variety of weapon systems and evolve into a person who can shoot with a combat mindset no matter what bang stick you place into your hands. The key is frequency and in-depth content, no matter if you shoot a pistol, bolt action rifle, M4 carbine, or combat shotgun. Each repetition of the firing stroke, and each round fired under stress inoculates you to the chaos that may be swirling around you. In the most violent hurricane, the eye is calm. You can be the calm eye of the storm if you invest in your training and put in the hours of work. As you can plainly see, they are after the gear, but no one can steal your training or your mindset, and you can develop these at TPA.

Call Josh Duhon today at 214-663-3910 to develop your personal eye of the storm to you can prevail in the midst of chaos and remember knowledge is light, gear is heavy.

Your Critical Moment

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In every great story throughout history, there is an event that is recorded as a critical moment. Somewhere in the unfolding of events, a critical moment had to be met that would, in turn, create a cascade of actions that would become legend. At these critical junctures, heroes or tragedies are born. An example would be David & Goliath. Goliath was a warrior unrivaled on the battlefield…until he met David. David was a Nobody until he killed Goliath. Although your life may not be recorded for the ages, your life will be replete with critical moments and critical choices. For instance, you must choose to take firearm training if you have any hope of proficiency.

Critical Choices

When you choose to take firearms training you are making a decision that can reward you over a lifetime. If you choose to gain proficiency in the bolt rifle, combat shotgun, handgun or M4 carbine you will be rewarded with a skill that could save your life. Training at Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy offers you the opportunity to gain a skill that will serve you in potentially your darkest hour. When you choose to use a firearm as part of your personal defense strategy, the rest of your life is on the line. Succeed and your life gets longer, fail and a tragedy may unfold that lasts a long time. Although Roman Emperor and Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius were quoted in saying “you may leave life at any moment…” attaining the skills you need for a proper defense is never a time that is wasted. Now you have the presence of mind to make a critical choice. Choose wisely.

Call Josh Duhon today at (214) 663-3910 to begin your critical pathway to develop shooting proficiency and change your life today!

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!

Your path to mastery

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Although the journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step, it is beyond the first step that begins the pathway to mastery. With the advent of the New Year, the first wave of broken resolutions are beginning to litter the floor of half-hearted lives. The key to progress isn’t about will, but having a stepwise plan to achieve your goals. Whether your goal is to be a better pistol, bolt rifle, M4 carbine or combat shotgun shooter, Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy has the classes and the plan to help you achieve your goals.

Mastery on the range and beyond

What you will learn at TPA is a stepwise program that is created to instill confidence and competence in the new and experienced shooter. Every first class for each weapon system offers the essentials of the fundamentals for successful weapon manipulation. Here you will receive a sound foundation of how to use your mind and body to deliver consistent, well-aimed shots on target with every trigger press. Your pathway to mastery begins with the Basic series of classes. To be successful, we encourage you to dry fire practice the fundamentals you learned in your time away from the range between classes at TPA. Learning techniques at TPA, then taking them home and practicing on your own, then coming back for the next level of class is the formula for success if you want to be a masterful shooter. With this cycle of learning, training, and then learning more you can forge your own pathway to success no matter what weapon system you choose to master. Let this year be definitive in your mastery of your personal safety and success.

Contact Josh Duhon at 214-663-3910 when you are ready to step onto the path to mastery – change your life for the better today!

It’s about CONTROL, not guns.

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The following is a reprinted article, that bears repeating…

There are 30,000 gun related deaths per year by firearms, and this number is not disputed.  U.S. population 324,059,091 as of Wednesday, June 22, 2017.  Do the math:  0.000000925% of the population dies from gun related actions each year. Statistically speaking, this is insignificant! What is never told, however, is a breakdown of those 30,000 deaths, to put them in perspective as compared to other causes of death:

65%  of those deaths are by suicide which would never be prevented by gun laws

15%  are by law enforcement in the line of duty and justified

17%  are through criminal activity, gang and drug related or mentally ill persons – gun violence

3%  are accidental discharge deaths

So technically, “gun violence” is not 30,000 annually, but drops to 5,100.  Still too many? Well, first, how are those deaths spanned across the nation?

480 homicides (9.4%)  were in Chicago

344 homicides (6.7%)  were in Baltimore

333 homicides (6.5%)  were in Detroit

119 homicides (2.3%)  were in Washington D.C. (a 54% increase over prior years)

So basically, 25% of all gun crime happens in just 4 cities. All 4 of those cities have strict gun laws, so it is not the lack of law that is the root cause. This basically leaves 3,825 for the entire rest of the nation, or about 75 deaths per state. That is an average because some States have much higher rates than others.  For example, California had 1,169 and Alabama had 1. Now, who has the strictest gun laws by far?  California, of course, but understand, so it is not guns causing this. It is a crime rate spawned by the number of criminal persons residing in those cities and states. So if all cities and states are not created equally, then there must be something other than the tool causing the gun deaths.

Are 5,100 deaths per year horrific? How about in comparison to other deaths? All death is sad and especially so when it is in the commission of a crime but that is the nature of crime. Robbery, death, rape, assault all is done by criminals and thinking that criminals will obey laws is ludicrous. That’s why they are criminals. But what about other deaths each year?

40,000+ die from a drug overdose–THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THAT!

36,000 people die per year from the flu, far exceeding the criminal gun deaths

34,000 people die per year in traffic fatalities (exceeding gun deaths even if you include suicide)

Now it gets good:

200,000+ people die each year (and growing) from preventable medical errors You are safer in Chicago than when you are in a hospital!

710,000 people die per year from heart disease. It’s time to stop the double cheeseburgers! So what is the point?  If Obama and the anti-gun movement had focused their attention on heart disease, even a 10% decrease in cardiac deaths would save twice the number of lives annually of all gun-related deaths (including suicide, law enforcement, etc.). A 10% reduction in medical errors would be 66% of the total gun deaths or 4 times the number of criminal homicides. Simple, easily preventable 10% reductions! So you have to ask yourself, in the grand scheme of things, why the focus on guns? It’s pretty simple.: Taking away guns gives “control” to governments. Another thing to remember is “which political party is constantly trying to take away the guns, and is always wanting a bigger government?” The founders of this nation knew that regardless of the form of government, those in power may become corrupt and seek to rule as the British did by trying to disarm the populace of the colonies. It is not difficult to understand that a disarmed populace is a “controlled” populace. Thus, the second amendment was proudly and boldly included in the U.S. Constitution. It must be preserved at all costs!

So the next time someone tries to tell you that gun control is about saving lives, look at these facts and remember these words from Noah Webster: “Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword, because the whole body of the people are armed and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States. A military force at the command of Congress can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power.”

Remember, when it comes to “gun control,” the important word is “control,” not “gun.”

The Ritual of Victory

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Although no one knows when it started, the commemoration of victory is as long as human history. Certainly, the first humans to throw a high five are long since forgotten, but you can trace the word “hooray” back to Ghengis Khan as he rolled across the Steppes. But is it the finish that makes something worth celebrating? Or is it more about knowing where you started from, and how far you have come, that makes victory worth celebrating?

It’s the height that makes the mountain

At Texas Pistol and Rifle Academy, there is special recognition that all students receive. When someone commits to a class, they are essentially telling us that they have looked at themselves in the mirror and acknowledged that they are lacking. Confessing that there is something that you don’t know takes a special kind of courage. Make no mistake, gun handling and training in a course of fire can be extremely challenging. But overcoming this challenge, and better still, gaining mastery of a skill that you felt deficient in is a real victory. Whether you shoot the pistol, bolt rifle, M4 carbine or combat shotgun, you have the opportunity to be better. But this begins with the long hard look in the mirror to acknowledge that what you know isn’t enough. Take those first few steps in training at TPA and you will be richly rewarded with a skill set that few can claim. Better still, you will have the deep satisfaction of knowing where you started in your training and savoring how far you have come. This is a victory worth celebrating and savoring. Begin your training today and get on the path of success with your firearms training and pepper your life with moments of victory.

Call Josh Duhon today (214) 663-3910, to find the right course for your needs and put yourself on the path to cherish personal victories today!

Immediate Responder: Faster than a First Responder

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Whether you enjoy a trusted news source, or regard the modern media as an amalgam of fake news and extremist politics, it’s hard to ignore the stories about crime. Although the technical numbers may be reported differently between the news outlets, no one is reporting that all is well. In fact, some sources report up to 800,000 criminally violent acts occur to your fellow citizens every year, and worse, year over year. So what is the solution? With emergency response times increasing in major cities, you may be waiting up to 15 minutes for a First Responder. But what if you could find the help you need as close as your own hand?

The Equalizer is not a gun, but training

It was said that God created man, but Sam Colt made them equal with the introduction of the Colt Peacemaker. A gun is a force magnifying tool, but only in trained hands is it a rescue tool. When you train at Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy you gain the skills you need to be an Immediate Responder. When you train with a pistol, M4 carbine, or combat shotgun, you are combining the skills you need with the tools you have to help yourself. You can act on your own behalf and save your day long before the First Responders ever arrive. The key is having the ability to use a firearm under stress. This is the training you will find at TPA in the Defensive Pistol Course if you choose to carry a handgun. For home defense, you can rely on your combat shotgun or M4 carbine. Again, needing training under stress is required when the first indicator of trouble is a bunch of strangers kicking down your front door.

Call Josh Duhon today (214) 663-3910, to find the right course for your needs and become the Immediate Responder you need to be 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?

Eating solid food.

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.

What good shooting is…and isn’t

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Whenever we, as Americans, have taken on a new task we always endeavor to do our best. History is replete with examples of rising to the occasion, and shooting is no different. But what happens when you have no personal or familial experience with firearms? What if your parents just weren’t gun people? When you decide to take up a pistol, shotgun, M4 carbine or bolt action rifle you should decide early what kind of practice you want to do. All too often this question is answered based on the equipment you can access. Although the gun can help, it’s the shooter that determines what good shooting is. When you train at Texas Pistol and Rifle Academy, good shooting is the ability of the shooter to place a well-aimed shot at their intended point of aim, consistently and skillfully, exercising the fundamentals of marksmanship in their training.

What good shooting isn’t

Good shooting isn’t investing your identity as a shooter in the equipment you buy. It is, being able to get a great shot out of whatever weapon system is placed in your hands. It isn’t about beating artificial split times for multiple target engagements. But it is, being able to execute your TPA training when under a significant amount of stress and deliver point of aim, point of impact performance. At TPA you can get the training you need to be effective in the real world, regardless of the weapon system you deploy. Whether you are choosing to shoot for defensive or sporting purposes, you owe it to yourself and your craft to do your best, and be the best you can be. This starts with great training that you will receive at TPA.

Call Josh Duhon today (214) 663-3910, to find the right course for your needs and learn what good shooting is and how to master good shooting techniques today!

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.

Human Nature – Nobody knows when war began

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There is a series of cave paintings in Valltorta Easter Spain that depicts what is presumed the daily life of early man. Although many depict scenes presumed to be hunting, one stands out. In this painting, two lines of humans armed with bows face one another. Although what actually happened is lost to history, it doesn’t take much imagination to guess that interpersonal conflict, and conflicts between groups of people appear early in the human family tree.

Honoring your nature

As civilized humans today, we spend most of our time looking out for ourselves and our families. But even if you aren’t a soldier, conflict at various levels can pop-up unexpectedly in your daily life. Today, something as simple as a disagreement over a parking space or lane change can explode into armed conflict. Before there were soldiers, there was a warrior class, and before the warrior class, there were members of the group who would set out to protect their family group with violence that even early man knew was life-threatening. The Early man likely knew that pursuing warfare full time was not in his best interest, and yet developed the means and methods to survive the encounter. Training for conflict, even in early man, was seen as the best means to engage in a high risk-high cost activity that meant survival. Training for this type of sudden, inter-personal violence is what you will find at Texas Pistol and Rifle Academy. Whether you want training beyond your Texas LTC, or just want to sleep better at night with your shotgun or M4 at the bedside, you need the training to prevail. At TPA, you will learn how best to use the weapon system of your choice and the mindset required to win the fight.

Call Josh Duhon today (214) 663-3910, to find the right course for your needs and learn to prevail in conflict and honor your nature as a fighter today!

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.