Tom Givens and Rangemaster – Collected Posts on Gun Culture 2.0 Blog
Concealed Carry / My Experience / Personal Defense / Training

Tom Givens and Rangemaster – Collected Posts on Gun Culture 2.0 Blog

As I have done for my posts on the civilian gun training industry, Col. Jeff Cooper/Gunsite, the USCCA Concealed Carry Expo, the NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits, gun ownership statistics, Rob Pincus, and Gabe Suarez, this page provides convenient access to continually updated links to all my posts about Tom Givens and Rangemaster. Links below … Continue reading

20th Anniversary Rangemaster Tactical Conference, March 2018, Little Rock, Arkansas
Firearms / Training

20th Anniversary Rangemaster Tactical Conference, March 2018, Little Rock, Arkansas

I just registered for the 20th Anniversary edition of the Rangemaster Polite Society Tactical Conference. It seems I only attend the annual event on historic occasions because the only other time I attended, in 2014, was the last year the Tac Con was held at Rangemaster in Memphis. Registration is $349 plus an additional $20.19 … Continue reading

Back to Basics: Taking the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course
My Experience / Training

Back to Basics: Taking the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course

I have been so caught up trying to understand the overall structure of the gun training industry and its central individuals and organizations that I have neglected the proverbial elephant in the room: the National Rifle Association Education and Training Department. At some point this past summer I realized I had never taken the NRA’s … Continue reading

Contemporary Private Citizen Gun Trainers – Like Drawfs on the Shoulders of Giants?
Firearms

Contemporary Private Citizen Gun Trainers – Like Drawfs on the Shoulders of Giants?

One final thought on Tom Givens’s Rangemaster Instructor Development and Certification course before I move on to considering apprenticeship, credentials, and branding in the private citizen gun training industry. Listening to the Primary & Secondary ModCast #93 on how to find an instructor, the Rangemaster course was singled out as a high quality instructor certification … Continue reading