VA Public Schools’ “Gun Safety” Course Cursed by PC

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The final curriculum for an optional class on firearms safety to be taught in Virginia public schools has been approved. It has some serious flaws. For starters, in talking about…

Practical Firearms Training at PFT – Pt. 5 – Active Shooter

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This is the fifth and final installment of my force-on-force training at Practical Firearms Training (PFT). In this scenario, we’re playing a group of gun owners standing outside a K-12…

Practical Firearms Training at PFT – Pt. 4 – Hiding

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Back in May, I took several force-on-force classes at Practical Firearms Training in West Virginia. The instruction included “live fire” with Airsoft and paintball guns and simunitions. In Part Three, I…

Back in May, I took several force-on-force classes at Practical Firearms Training in West Virginia. To make the training scenarios as real as possible, the instruction included “live fire” with Airsoft and paintball guns and simunitions. In this third scenario, our instructor once again placed us in a simulated convenience store. The room was sparse, but spacious. There was a small table at the front and some shelves with a smattering of grocery store items in the back, furthest from the door. Our task: clear the room. Or, alternatively, avoid discovery. It was “hide and go seek”—with guns.

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Practical Firearms Training at PFT – Pt. 3 – Clearing a Room

Back in May, I took several force-on-force classes at Practical Firearms Training in West Virginia. To make the training scenarios as real as possible, the instruction included “live fire” with…

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Practical Firearms Training at PFT – Pt. 2 – The Convenience Store

This is part two of a five-part series on an advanced tactical training force-on-force class at PFT in West Virginia. Force-on-force uses Airsoft guns, paintball guns or simunitions to make the training…

Practical Firearms Training at PFT – Pt. 1 – The Doctor’s Office

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For the last five years, about a dozen or so Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) members have taken advanced tactical training at PFT (Practical Firearms Training) in  West Virginia. Our…