Understanding the Purpose of Firearm Training

So, Firearm training, we all understand that we need some, but to what purpose? What I mean by is this: Going to a range and practicing is not training and it is not training with purpose! Whether you’re a new gun owner or a seasoned shooter, understanding the core purpose of your firearm training can significantly enhance your skills and safety.

Firearms have been a part of human history for centuries. From their early invention to modern advancements, guns and the laws surrounding them have evolved significantly. Alongside this evolution, the need for proper training has become increasingly apparent. Today, firearm training is about more than just shooting a gun for fun; it’s about understanding the full scope of what it means to be a responsible gun owner, and training specifically for the purpose for which you have acquired a firearm.

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The Purpose of Firearm Training – the broad strokes

  • Safety: The primary goal of any firearm training is safety. Understanding how to handle guns responsibly is crucial. We emphasize basic safety rules such as treating every gun as if it’s loaded and keeping your finger off the trigger until you’re ready to shoot. But safety goes way beyond that, you need to be safe in any and all environments. You need to be safe when using your gun on the range. You need to be safe out in public when carrying your firearm. Know this, Safety is a never ending journey.
  • Skill Development: Our courses cover everything from basic marksmanship fundamentals to advanced shooting techniques. We focus on improving your stance, grip, sight alignment, and trigger control to make you a proficient shooter.
  • Legal and Ethical Education: Knowing the laws governing firearm use is as important as knowing how to use them. During our training we will often discuss the ethical and legal considerations in different scenarios.
  • Mental and Physical Preparedness: We prepare you mentally and physically for various situations. Our training develops focus, discipline, and stress management skills, ensuring you’re ready for any challenge.

Types of Firearm Training

Our diverse range of firearm training revolves around 4 Core elements: Basic handgun safety and handling, Concealed carry, Defensive shooting and Sport shooting. You don’t need to be too specific as we cross train across all Cores, but will focus on your chosen Core. As your needs change so does the purpose of your training as we believe a proficient firearm owner needs a little bit of everything.

We take into consideration what your main purpose for owning a gun is. Then we tailor your training around that Core.  Each Core is designed to meet specific needs, whether you’re looking for self-defence skills or aiming to compete in shooting sports.

So why are we talking about training with purpose? Each lesson you do with our instructors has a purpose, each purpose leads to the next phase of the training. At no point do we just aimlessly fire a gun with no purpose. Training this way leads to you becoming the best shooter you can be.

Choosing the Right Core Training Program

Selecting the right training core depends on your personal goals and reasons for owning a firearm. We offer guidance in finding a program that aligns with your objectives, ensuring you get the most out of your training. All new students no matter what their background start with our fundamentals lesson. This lets our instructors assess your level of ability, find out your weaknesses and gives us a chance to get to know you and what your Core training focus will be. This gives us a starting point to focus you training to suit your purpose.

Firearm training is an ongoing journey of learning and skill development. We invite you to join our community of responsible gun owners. Sign up for our training today and take the first step towards becoming a skilled, safe, and confident shooter.