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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!

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!

Motivation vs. Discipline

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Most modern self-help books, programs, and speakers traffic in the dark art of motivational speaking. Handing out a healthy dose of Ra-Ra-Ra-Sis-Boom-Bah to get people off their couch and out the door to exercise, eat right, do more work, or whatever is a multi-billion dollar industry. But whether the speeches or posters offer a dose of I’m ok-You’re ok, or a pat on the back masquerading as tough love, the input is still motivational speaking and the outcome is often less than hoped for – a flurry of activity that swiftly wanes once the real grind begins. The same happens in shooting. Whether the catalyst is a personal or 3rd person anecdote about a shooting, robbery or other incident people often run out, buy a gun, then get their license to carry. But after the memory begins to fade, the gun lands in the safe only to be thought of when the next story comes along. But is there a way to combat this ebb and flow of motivation and build something durable?

Shooting is a discipline

Whether you decide to shoot a handgun, bolt rifle, M4 carbine, or combat shotgun the training you receive at Texas Pistol and Rifle Academy is a shooting discipline. When someone is disciplined in a behavior, they will execute an action regardless of their internal or external environment. The training you receive at TPA is perfect for your shooting discipline as each training program offers a systematic and repeatable method of shooting a weapon. If you continue your practice of the methods you learn at TPA you will develop a shooting discipline that you can execute under the most austere condition. Imagine what your world would look like if no matter your mood or the weather, you practiced your shooting discipline.

Call Josh Duhon today at (214) 663-3910 to begin your pathway to develop a shooting discipline and change your life for the better!

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!

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.

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.

You must train the mental with the physical

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All too often the focus of training locks onto what the body is doing. No matter the activity, whether sports or shooting, the focus on what different parts of the body are doing to execute dominate many training regimens. But whether you are shooting a pistol, M4 carbine, bolt rifle, or combat shotgun you must learn to dominate your mental focus in order to be successful in your physical training. At Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy you will gain the mental and visual focus training you need to be successful in your firing stroke every time you pull the trigger.

Shooting is a mental, visual, and physical activity

It’s easy to understand that shooting is a mental, visual, and physical activity – but often without training the shooter misunderstands what that really means. Your mental focus must be on the right element of the firing stroke so you can overcome your body’s natural buck, jerk, or slap of the trigger. Your visual focus must be correct so you can have your weapon system properly aimed the moment the trigger breaks. Finally, what your body is doing the moment the trigger breaks, with an emphasis on the ergonomic and efficient use of your body, will help you get consistency shot to shot no matter your target.

Training in all these elements, mental, visual, and physical, of the firing stroke whether you are shooting a pistol, M4 carbine, bolt rifle, or combat shotgun is available at Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy. Take the steps you need to guarantee your success today!

What does it take to be a great shooter?

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Being a great shooter begins with taking a hard look in the mirror and being honest about where your current skill set falls short and immediately seeking competent training for pistol, shotgun, bolt-rifle, or M4 carbine firearms training. When you take firearms training in Texas whether related to gun safety courses, license to carry classes or tactical shooting, knowing you have something to learn is the first step to becoming a great shooter. The second step to becoming a great shooter is finding a training program that takes you where you want to go, which is what you will find at Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy.

What makes a shooting program great?

At Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy, regardless if you are shooting a pistol, shotgun, bolt-action rifle, or M4 carbine each training product is multi-level and synergistic. All TPA programs in pistol, bolt-action rifle, or M4 carbine are founded upon the combat triad. The combat triad at TPA has 3 sides, one dedicated to good equipment, another side describes the proper mental and visual focus for shooting your firearm, and the third side describes the proper sequence of events in sending the bullet. Taken together, each side synergistically enables the shooter to get point of aim – point of impact shooting performance for every shot especially under stress and accelerated heart rate. This combat triad is in every class available at TPA so a recurring student maintains a good mental framework for their shooting performance that enables them to take upper level courses in each firearm discipline.

Multi-level courses in each shooting discipline using the combat triad, proven effective for over 30 years, can transform a beginning shooter into the expert shooter they want to become. Even if your goal is just a level of proficiency and confidence above what you have now, TPA’s proven training techniques and multi-level courses in pistol, shotgun, bolt-action rifle, or M4 carbine will deliver the results you desire.