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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.