Category Archives: Firearms

Firearm Safety and Children

By: Jason Byrd

Guns are a part of our society. The debate will burn on ad infinitum as to whether or not that is a good thing. We believe they’re a good thing in responsible hands, but its up to everyone to make an educated opinion on that subject. The reality though, is that they are out there and there’s a chance our children may encounter them at some point in their lives. If you are a gun owner, hopefully you’re a responsible one and keep them locked up to prevent unauthorized access. How you do so is your business based on your home defense plan or whatever your families needs are. The troubling thing is that there have been too many news reports of children killed or injured because of them coming across an unsecured firearm. Many of these could have been prevented solely by means of proper storage or proper education.

Firearm Safety is a topic that should be discussed openly with children. Children are curious explorers, running around discovering the world filled with things that are all brand new to them. Try as we might on some things, life is not lived through vicarious lessons but by experiences. By dispelling the mystery and providing a plan, we remove the inherent dangers. We open the door to them to ask questions rather than it being a thing they’re afraid to ask and therefore kept secret and they kept in the dark on how to safely handle these situations. 

PRODUCT SAFETY WARNING AND RECALL NOTICE REMINGTON MODEL 700™ AND MODEL SEVEN™ RIFLES

Good afternoon all,  Just wanted to pass this on. We’re going to start a section for warnings and recall notices of popular products relevant to our company and the training we provide. Stay safe everyone and if we can be of any help, please let us know.

Recall Notice: Remington Model 700 and Model 7 Rifles

 

PRODUCTS: Remington Arms Company, LLC (“Remington”) is voluntarily recalling Remington Model 700™ and Model Seven™ rifles with X-Mark Pro® (“XMP®”) triggers, manufactured from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014.

DESCRIPTION OF THE HAZARD: Remington has determined that some Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with XMP triggers could, under certain circumstances, unintentionally discharge. A Remington investigation has determined that some XMP triggers might have excess bonding agent used in the assembly process. While Remington has the utmost confidence in the design of the XMP trigger, it is undertaking this recall in the interest of consumer safety to remove any potential excess bonding agent applied in the assembly process.

HOW TO DETERMINE IF YOUR RIFLE IS SUBJECT TO THE RECALL: Only Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with XMP triggers are being recalled. To determine if your rifle is subject to this recall, you should take the following steps:

Free Classes – that’s right… absolutely free

Hey Everyone,  That’s right. Free training for you and yours.

I couldn’t figure out for the life of me where to put this information. It didn’t really fit anywhere i wanted it so I’ll start here until i redesign the site again (this is probably going to happen sooner rather than later, I love the site but its just not capable of doing some of the things I want with the skills I have).

We are a business and with that we have associated costs to keep the doors open. Keeping the website running, updated training material, specialist instructors, advertising, etc…  However we got into this business because we love teaching and, above all, we love teaching skills that save lives.  There are countless reports of incidents where either someone trained with CPR or someone with understanding of gun safety could be the difference between life and death for good people.  However, times are tough and its not always easy to come up with extra money for training. We understand completely, we’d be in training schools every day if we had our way about things.  In saying all that, we have a few classes that we offer at absolutely no charge. We want as many people as we can with the training that can save a life at home our out in the world.

So here they are listed out. Typically we’ll schedule one day out of the month to offer these classes but if you’re interested and don’t see a date, just reach out to us and we can work something out.  We offer these in our classroom but we also extend this offer to schools, office places, events, etc…  Just let us know your needs and we’ll figure something out.

Firearm Safety – 2 hours – learn the basics of safe gun handling and storage.  This is not the NRA Home Firearm Safety course but more of an abbreviated version of that.  We’ll focus on:

How to keep guns locked up and safe

Basics of how a firearm operates

Universal Safety Rules that prevent harm regardless of a firearms condition

Information on where to gain more training or knowledge on a particular firearms related topic

Hands Only CPR – 30 min –  learns how to do CPR and activate the Emergency Medical Services system.

Learn how to give proper compression only CPR

Learn the signs and symptoms of a cardiac event

Learn what to do in the event of a medical emergency and activate the EMS System.

Learn about barriers to act and how to overcome them

 

We’ve had great success with offering these at School and Public health expos, there are so many out there that didn’t know how to get the training and we want to make it as readily available as possible.  The more trained citizens on the street, the better for all of us.

Take care and we look forward to training with you soon

Jason

 

Fundamentals of Firearm Safety – Infographic.

Link to where i found this.  Great Site

Link to the fellow that created the infographic. Also a great website
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