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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!

Intention vs. Action

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action

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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mastery

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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control

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.”