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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.

First vs. Third Person

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

How will you respond?

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

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

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.

What is good equipment?

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

The shooter shoots

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

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