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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!

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.

Course highlight: Tactical Shotgun Series

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Often the most misunderstood weapon platform in the gun safe, the pump action shotgun is capable of far more than the mythology surrounding it would belie. Primarily only thought of as a hunting weapon, the shotgun has been defending life and property since well before cartridge weapons were invented. You can take a modern, unmodified, pump action shotgun and learn to use it as a rifle at distance and a close quarter battle weapon with devastating effect. The key factor is training. At Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy, you can take the Tactical Shotgun Series that consists of multiple courses to give you a firm foundation in weapons handling, movement and engaging multiple targets.

What you get

The tactical shotgun series consists of a basic, intermediate and advanced course list. The basic class introduces you to the pump action shotgun, but semi auto shotguns are always welcome. Discussing what the shotgun is capable of, and dispelling myths that surround the shotgun, into the way into fundamentals of weapon manipulation to get the gun into action. The incredible versatility of the pump shotgun is emphasized throughout the course series, and drills focus on creating a thinking shooter that understands ammo selection is a critical aspect of good shooting. Upper level courses emphasize movement and cover scenarios. As always, the private setting at TPA allows for the student to train in depth to the degree they demonstrate they are digesting the curriculum – you can drink from the water fountain or the firehose.

Call Josh Duhon today (214) 663-3910 and get started on your path to become the master of Tactical Shotgun Series and be well versed in your own defense.

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!

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.”

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!

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.

American Made: Traditions and Resolve

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What is the finest product America has ever created? Instantly you may think of something Edison or Ford created making life easier for everyone. But have you ever considered that American Traditions are also American Made products? Watch any Western, including the Lone Ranger, and you quickly discover the American Tradition of being able to shoot straight and incredible resolve. Legend has it that the Lone Ranger story was based on the real lawman, Bass Reeves, of whom was said he was “absolutely fearless and knowing no master but duty.”

What do you resolve to do?

Reeves ability to use his skills of shooting and resolve made him a legend among all lawmen in the newly reunified United States of America. Although you may never be called upon to tame the Indian Territory, you may one day face a situation when the ability to shoot and the steady resolve to do so are exactly what you need. Training at Texas Pistol and Rifle Academy in Whitewright Texas will give you the skills you need to prevail. Be it bolt action rifle, shotgun, M4 carbine or pistol, you will find the skills you need to get the job done. Mindset training is part of each course, helping you build the personal resolve to persevere in your training. Shoot straight and resolve to do so. The Oklahoma City Weekly Times-Journal reported, “Reeves was never known to show the slightest excitement, under any circumstance. He does not know what fear is.” Train at TPA and you can claim this resolve and ability to shoot for yourself.

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

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.

What keeps you up at night? – violence

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Watching the evening news nightly is probably not the best way to spend the evening. Although adults can easily see what’s supposed to be news versus sensationalism for ratings, sometimes the news stories grab us awake. Then they keep you awake, deep into the night. It’s easy for sane, peace-loving people to dismiss violence as the sole realm of the sociopath. But when you think about what’s “out there” do you think about the tools you may need to face it? Whether you favor the handgun, shotgun, M4 carbine, or rifle, you will find the tools you are looking for at Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy in Whitewright Texas.

Sleep Well Again

Looking at violence through the lens of reason, it’s easy to see that it’s a tool like any other. When you step away from the socialization everyone receives in a civilized society, you can see the role that violence has played throughout human history. Whether violence is more prevalent today than any other time, who knows? But you can access the tool of violence for the purpose of your defense and be very effective. When you train to use firearms as an option for your defense at TPA you get more than how to use a firearm. You get the training under stress you need to do what you need to do to win the day. Each course offers multiple levels of training across a number of weapon systems.

Take the steps you need to sleep well again at night. Take the fear out of violence and put that tool in your toolbox at TPA.

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.

Predator vs. Prey – the Leopard and the Impala

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When predators look for prey in the wild, two critical criteria must be met. The prey must be available within the Predator’s abilities like speed or biting force, and the prey must be weak enough not to injure or kill the predator in his pursuit. A similar calculus happens in society. The strong who do not follow the standards of society look to prey upon the weak. But because humans are thinking animals they were able to create tools to deal with the threats of modern societies, namely firearms. As history tells it “God created man, but Sam Colt made them equal”.

No horns = no Leopards? No guns = no crime?

The gun control community would have you believe that eliminating guns will eliminate crime. But no matter how you slice it this is simply not true. Back to our leopard and impala – the leopard attacks with his teeth and claws. The Impala defends itself with its horns and hooves. Cutting the horns off the Impala won’t stop the leopard from attacking. But this is what the gun control crowd would have you believe. If you feel a subtle apprehension that not having gun training or owning a firearm will make you immune from crime, then you’ve come to the right place. At  Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy you can learn the proper firing techniques whether you shoot a pistol, shotgun, bolt rifle, or M4 carbine. Learn the skills you need to keep the leopards at bay today!