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Booth 10360 – NRA Annual Meeting 2018

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.

NRA Annual Meeting 2018

On May 4-6 the National Rifle Association will hold its annual meeting. This year will be an unprecedented show as Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy will be in booth 10360 ready to meet you. Stop by and speak with Josh about the course offerings at TPA and how our instruction can change your life for the better. With focus on building confidence and competence in your shooting abilities, TPA can answer the call for you shooting needs.

Being welcomed

In our modern world, and almost like clockwork, 2nd amendment supporters are once again on the defensive. But when you attend the NRA annual convention you can rest easy that inside you will find a host of similarly minded people and plenty of exhibits to help you exercise your freedoms. The NRA even is so big that President Trump and Vice President Pence will be speaking on May 4th. This is the kind of thing that happens when likeminded people work together. At the show you can browse countless exhibits and plan what equipment you will acquire to bring to TPA for your next class.

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.

Private vs. Group Classes

When you go searching into the firearms training marketplace, you discover a wide array of offerings in a number of settings. A large percentage of these offerings are in a group setting. Group classes offer great benefits to the gun school, the main one being profit margin – the more people you can teach for the same cost of teaching, the more money you get to keep. But what happens to the student? If you have a class of shooters at the same level, it can go quite well for everyone because they are learning at the same place. But what about a group of shooters at different levels? Often the pace of the class moves towards the highly skilled because it becomes easier for the instructor to hold drills. The beginner student gets left behind.

TPA

When you train at Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy, you get to learn in a private session. Private at TPA is defined as no more than 4 shooters on the firing line. Why 4? Because it creates a training nexus where each student receives individual attention yet allows the students to learn and work together with new skills and safety. Each student and the instructor is responsible for safety, and the more the merrier, while maintaining individual shooter attention from the instructor. Depending on the training series you are taking, the 4 people you begin a series with becomes your fire team, and you get to experience more in depth training with shooting, moving and communicating as a fire team. The camaraderie that builds from a small and private firing line is something special to see form over a day of training, and makes the class more memorable for each participant.

Call Josh Duhon today (214) 663-3910 and discover the difference a private shooting setting makes and discover your new fire team today!

Course highlight: Long Range Rifle Series

Arguably the most trusted and respected of all American firearms is the centerfire rifle. The modern improvement upon its ball and powder ancestor, the modern rifle is a technological masterpiece the early creators dreamed of. Featuring a multitude of calibers for all types of game at ranges up to and including 1 mile, the modern long range rifle is a weapon platform second to none. But for all the technology inside today’s modern rifle, the fundamentals of marksmanship must be mastered to harness the potential of any gun. At Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy, you can take the Long Range Rifle Series that consists of Basic & Advanced courses to give you a firm foundation in the fundamentals of marksmanship and long range shooting

What you get

The Long Range Rifle series begins in the classroom. Here you will discover the combat triad of shooting a long gun at range, and what the responsibility of the gun and shooter has to be. Proper shooter friendly rifle setup and a proper cleaning technique are reviewed to deliver a clean bore – cold bore first shot performance. Discussions on windage and elevation, the MOA system and the fundamentals of external ballistics round out the classroom portion. Then an extensive dry fire session follows where you get onto your gun and dry fire the firing sequence that focuses on bone supported, muscle-relaxed shooter performance and communication with your spotter. On the firing line, in both the basic and advanced courses, discovery of your DOPE out to distance and mastery of the firing stroke will help you master your weapon and your cartridge. 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 Long Range Rifle Series and be well versed for your next hunt.

Course highlight: Tactical Shotgun Series

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.

Course highlight: Fighting Carbine Series

Often demonized, the AR-15 and similar semi-automatic carbines are in more gun safes across the Unites States than ever before. But despite their infamy in the modern media, there is no denying their ease of use regardless of your physical stamina and their force multiplying effect for the lone defender of the home. Whether you use yours for hunting, personal defense or both, you should have the training to get the rifle into action and to keep the gun running. Shooting, moving, and communicating in team exercises are also a critical component of team tactics and should be developed when you and your friends with AR’s have to consolidate effort and work together. At Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy, you can take the Fighting Carbine Series that consists of multiple courses to give you a firm foundation in weapons handling, movement, and team exercises.

What you get

In the basic class you begin with the fundamentals of marksmanship for the rifle. Much of this work focuses on the basics of good body position around the gun for maximum stability and shooter performance. This enables good zeroing, and creates a muscle memory for getting the gun into action from distance. As the course levels progress, you are groomed as a shooter in all the capabilities of the M4 platform. From distance to room clearing, you get training and exposure to skills that will enhance your capabilities with this rifle. These skills will enhance your ability to run the gun under stress. Shoot house and low light courses enhance your awareness of how to move and use your rifle in enclosed spaces and what types of movements enable to get shots on target in close quarters. 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 the Fighting Carbine Series and be well versed in your own defense.

Course highlight: The Handgun Series

One of the most ubiquitous weapons in the American personal arsenal is likely the handgun. Synonymous with personal defense, handguns are often handed down from parents or gifted during milestone celebrations like moving into a first home, or welcoming a first child. Whatever the occasion, the handgun is recognized as a means of personal defense and hearth and home. But having a true defensive posture requires more than just the tools to get the job done. Training to use the handgun is as important as owning the handgun. At Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy, you can take the that consists of a basic, intermediate and advanced level courses to give you a firm foundation in weapons handling.

What you get

The Basic Level course is perfect for anyone who has never held a firearm, or those needing a refresher in the fundamentals of gun handling. Body position and grip, 3 types of reloads, 3 types of malfunction clearing matched with a practical exercise is enough to give the novice student plenty to do during a full day of training. The Intermediate Level builds upon the Basic by adding off-hand shooting and weapons manipulation and movement. When you reach the Advanced level, you are ready for training that lets you deploy your weapon from your everyday carry position. The Advanced level is taught from your concealed carry posture, or however you carry your handgun daily. As always, there is a low-light level course available for the handgun series that immerses you in the same training you have had but in darkness. 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 the Defensive Pistol Series and be well versed in your own defense.

First vs. Third Person

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!

Knowledge: The Combat Triad

Getting wrapped up in the endless debates about caliber stopping power, what is the best handgun, what rifle would best apply in a certain situation is easy when all you know is gear. Although being a gear guy is a fun and expensive hobby, what if you could buy something that would transcend the type of handgun or caliber you shot? What if you could purchase something that could even transcend weapon systems? When you purchase firearm training at Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy you get a firearms shooting protocol that is designed to help the shooter perform under stress.

The Combat Triad

At Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy, each weapon platform is taught using the combat triad inspired by the military. Modified for efficiency, the TPA combat triad has 3 sides that help the shooter succeed. The base of the triangle is good equipment. You don’t have to be a gear junkie to understand that good equipment is gear that stays out of the shooter’s way. The second side are mental and visual focal points – the mind and eyes have to be somewhere useful when the shot is fired. Finally, the third side is called “sending the bullet” and details the steps the shooter executes to consistently get point of aim, point of impact performance no matter what weapon system they choose. Whether you choose to shoot an M4 carbine, bolt rifle, pistol, or combat shotgun, you will find the training you need to succeed.

Call Josh Duhon today (214) 663-3910 and discover the knowledge you need to succeed and how the TPA combat triad can take your shooting to the next level.

Against the grain

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.