Do you want to become a safe and responsible firearms owner?
I know that’s a crazy question to ask because who would say “NO” I don’t want to be a safe and responsible gun owner.
The truth is anyone that owns a gun wants to be safe and responsible.
But just because you want to be safe and responsible doesn't automatically mean you are.
I see people every day...that have owned guns for years…that violate the eight foundational skills of gun safety and it opens the door to people getting hurt or killed.
Here are the facts:
From 2006-2016, almost 7,000 people in the U.S. died from unintentional shootings. In 2016 alone, there were 495 incidents of accidental firearm deaths.
AND, an additional 13,576 children were injured.
I can guarantee you something. These injuries and death were the direct result of 1 or more of the eight foundational gun safety skills being broken.
Because if you follow them to the letter it’s impossible to kill or injure someone.
Do you think if you could ask these gun owners if they were a safe and responsible gun owner BEFORE they had an accident they would say...
"No, I’m not really safe and responsible. I’m sure someone is going to get injured or killed sooner or later....”
These people believed they were safe and responsible.
Here’s a simple truth.
The simple truth is – it isn't enough to believe you are safe and responsible. You must be able to consistently – without fail - demonstrate it.
Can You Consistently Demonstrate These Eight Foundational Skills & Principles?
Don’t wait until it’s too late to discover you can’t demonstrate these skills…things can go wrong very quickly.
How to Operate a Pistol & Revolver
Identify & Fix Firearm Malfunctions
The Proper Two-Handed Grip
The Proper Shooting Position
Achieve Proper Sight Alignment & Sight Picture
Shoot with Both Eyes Open
Gun Range Etiquette
Clean & Maintain your Firearm
I asked him to leave my advanced shooters course…
You must understand the 8 firearm safety rules. However simply memorizing them is not enough you have to be able to demonstrate these rules on a subconscious level. Recently a man attended an advanced shooting course with me. After 15 minutes I had to ask him to leave because he continued to be unsafe with his firearm. He claimed that he had been shooting for years and he had memorized the firearm safety rules. But he couldn’t demonstrate these rules on a subconscious level.
Do you know how your firearm functions when you need it?
Recently during a violent home invasion two men entered a home in Lithia Florida. While the husband was fighting the attackers, the wife grabbed the home defense gun. However, she did not know how to deactivate the safety. This is the wrong moment to try to learn how your firearm works.
Can you identify and fix the three deadly malfunctions?
Failing to understand how to identify and fix the three deadly malfunctions could mean the difference between life or death. Many people will inadvertently endanger themselves and others when faced with these malfunctions because they don’t know the proper way to deal with them.
The proper two-handed pistol grip.
An improper grip will affect your accuracy, ability to control recoil and make fast follow up shots. All of which is needed in a self-defense situation.
The proper shooting position.
Learn a natural, easy to master shooting position that provides maximum accuracy and enables rapid movement.
How to achieve proper sight alignment and sight picture.
Most people at the range seem to be happy simply hitting the piece of paper. That is not good enough if you truly want to become a great shooter. You must master your ability to achieve proper site alignment and site picture to achieve accurate hits.
How to shoot with both eyes open
This is a real challenge for most people. Closing one eye when shooting is always feels more natural however if your goal is to own a firearm for the purpose of self-defense, you must master your ability to keep both eyes open while shooting. During a violent attack your brain’s instinct is to open your eyes wide to allow as much information as possible. If you fail to master the skill while at the range, you will never be ready for a violent attack
Do you follow gun range etiquette?
I am at the range most days of the week and 90% of gun owners do not understand gun range etiquette.
Learn how to clean and maintain your firearm.
A firearm is an investment worth keeping clean and maintained. Not to mention a clean and well maintained firearm is a safer firearm.
Here’s the bottom line…
Do you know all these foundational skills without even thinking about it? On a subconscious level? If you cannot answer with a resounding yes, you owe it to yourself and others to learn and internalize these eight foundational skills and principles. In my experience most people, 90%, are lacking one or more of these foundational skills that EVERY gun owner needs to know.
Your three options to learn these critical skills.
Option # 1
Figure it out on your own.
I recently met a woman named Emily at the range for a private training session. I always begin by asking “Why do you want to learn how to safely handle a gun?”
I wasn’t prepared for her answer…
“My best friend, Ashley, recently got her concealed carry permit. Last week a group of us were hanging out at my house for a girl’s night. Ashley was excited about getting her new gun and we all wanted to see it. It was really small with a black top and a light blue bottom…The gunshot was so loud that it was hard to understand what was happening. That’s when I saw Jessica, she was slumped over in the chair. Gasping for air.
I want to learn about gun safety so that something like this never happens again…”
These women choose to figure it out for themselves and someone is dead because of that decision.
I reached over the woman, slammed her into the wall and took the gun away…
About a year ago I was at the range shooting with a student. When my student was loading her magazine, I thought it would be a good time to look over the shoulder of the person next to us to make sure she was being safe. Right at that moment her firearm jammed. Now fixing a jam is fairly simple if you have the proper training.
However, this woman was not properly trained. She began grasping at the magazine, but she couldn’t get it out. Next she tried to rack the slide but she was doing it improperly. Then she turned the gun toward herself to get some extra leverage. I reached over the woman, slammed her into the wall and took the gun away. She was very upset that I pushed her.
Me: Have you ever shot a gun before?
Woman: “No I just bought this gun and figured I would learn how to shoot.”
Me: Ok. Have you had any training with a firearm?
Woman: “No, No training you know movies”
I couldn’t believe what this woman was saying. Watching a movie is not training. I truly believe that If I would have been talking to my student instead of looking over this woman's shoulder she would have killed herself.
Choosing to figure this out on your own is EXTREMELY dangerous. You may end up killing yourself, your children or your spouse and it can all be avoided if you take the time to train and develop these foundational skills.
Option # 2
The Beginners Guide to Firearms - Train in the most effective way possible.
To solve this massive problem, we created The Beginners Guide to Firearms course. With this revolutionary training you will learn everything you need to know to become a safe and responsible firearms owner. Rather than listen to a lecture, you will participate with your gun (or with a training gun pictured below) through practice sessions to internalize the eight foundational principles of gun safety.
But the best part is that your confidence handling firearms will soar.
This course is a combination of online and live fire training. First, you will watch our professionally filmed course as you follow along with Ryan practicing and training with your firearm or a training firearm like this.
After you complete the online portion you will schedule your 1-hour live fire training session with Ryan. During this live fire course your confidence with shooting and handling a firearm will soar.
“very knowledgeable and beautifully written giving me the complete image of proper firearm handling. I am now super confident in me owning a firearm thanks to this course.”
“very knowledgeable and beautifully written giving me the complete image of proper firearm handling. I am now super confident in me owning a firearm thanks to this course.”→Read Less
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“Your info was spot on and the presentation kept me engaged.”→Read Less
“Truly a must take course if you want to safely own a fire arms, understand the components of a firearms, and understand ammunition down to its core. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is beginning to take an interest in fire arms, but al...”→Read More
“Truly a must take course if you want to safely own a fire arms, understand the components of a firearms, and understand ammunition down to its core. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is beginning to take an interest in fire arms, but also to experienced people who may need to review their knowledge, who are looking to learn new things, and to whoever needs great personal recommendations. Thanks again Ryan -Tim (P.S. Take his concealed carry course too, and get your license so worth it and very affordable.)”→Read Less
“Going into this course I thought I was pretty knowledgeable and knew the safety measures while handling a firearm. I was wrong. This course really opened my eyes to all the things I was doing wrong, and never knew it. I feel much better after taki...”→Read More
“Going into this course I thought I was pretty knowledgeable and knew the safety measures while handling a firearm. I was wrong. This course really opened my eyes to all the things I was doing wrong, and never knew it. I feel much better after taking the course. ”→Read Less
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“Great gun safety resources for kids!”→Read Less
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“very informative. looking forward to obtaining other courses”→Read Less
“And, you have excellent presentation skills to emphasize and articulate key points throughout the course. As an added bonus, you add humor into what can only be described as a potentially morbid scenario. I look forward to meeting you in person to...”→Read More
“And, you have excellent presentation skills to emphasize and articulate key points throughout the course. As an added bonus, you add humor into what can only be described as a potentially morbid scenario. I look forward to meeting you in person to complete the course. I appreciate you. Princeton ”→Read Less
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“Ryan clearly knows what he's talking about and presents serious information in a very enjoyable format. I am a brand new gun owner and I am fully aware that the margin for error with firearms is razor-thin. After taking Ryan's Concealed Carry cl...”→Read More
“Ryan clearly knows what he's talking about and presents serious information in a very enjoyable format. I am a brand new gun owner and I am fully aware that the margin for error with firearms is razor-thin. After taking Ryan's Concealed Carry class and meeting him in person, I can enthusiastically recommend this course to any other novice. The proper handling of firearms is not something you want to figure out for yourself as you go along. The stakes are just too high. If you can afford to buy a gun, you can afford to learn the ropes from an expert. Thank you, Ryan. ”→Read Less
Where are the Range classes held?
Range classes are held at 990 W. Brandon Blvd. Brandon, FL 33511
What days/times are the classes offered?
Mondays at 12pm, and Fridays at 5pm.
Are there any other costs or fees?
Yes, you will be responsible for the $5 range fee which includes eye and ear protection. You're responsible for the cost of ammunition. Most people shoot 1-2 boxes of ammunition. You can bring your own ammunition if you choose or use ours free.
What type of firearms do you provide?
We have the following firearms free to try: Walther P22 (For Beginners) Ruger LCP .380 (Pocket Pistol) Glock 43x 9mm (Concealed Carry) S&W Shield 9mm (Concealed Carry) S&W EZ Shield .380acp (For Beginners) S&W 642 Revolver .38 (Concealed Carry) S&W Shield 9mm (Concealed Carry) Springfield Hellcat 9mm (Concealed Carry) SIG P365 9mm (Concealed Carry) Glock 19 9mm (Concealed Carry) HK VP9 Tactical (full Size) Glock 17 9mm (Full Size)
How long is the offer good for?
You will have one full year from the time of purchase to complete the one hour range.