I’ve already told you that time may be running out on the second Amendment protections reinforced by the Supreme Court verdict in D.C. vs. Heller. With President Obama’s nomination of the anti-gun Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court to replace long-time protector of the second Amendment Justice Antonin Scalia, Americans’ rights are under threat. You need to get your gun and training now, before it’s too late.
On Monday I explained that finding the right firearm for you is of the utmost importance. With the help of Sig Sauer Academy Director Adam Painchaud, you should be well on your way to finding a comfortable pistol. The next step is getting some training. Sig Sauer Academy’s Handgun Orientation (Handgun 101) is the type of course you need to get started. The course outline offered by Sig Sauer Academy is a good checklist of what you should look for in your introductory course.
- Responsible firearms ownership and applications of the handgun
- Firearms safety for the home, workplace, and vehicle
- Safety concerns and practices while training and while carrying a firearm
- Safe use and handling of firearms
- Locking devices and techniques for firearms to prevent unauthorized access
- Potential dangers (penetration, ricochet, misidentification, accidental discharges, etc.)
- Ready positions
- Components and operation of modern pistols and revolvers
- Types, components, and purposes of modern ammunition
- Applicable laws relating to the possession, transportation, and storage of firearms
- General guidelines on interstate travel with firearms
- Administrative loading and unloading of pistols and revolvers
- Fundamentals of basic shooting techniques
- Preventative maintenance (cleaning, maintenance, inspection, and safe storage)