Great Training Quotes


Luke 22:36

He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one.

Psalm 144:1

Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle;

2nd Amendment

A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

The 4 Stages of Competence

1.Unconscious incompetence

2.Conscious incompetence

3.Conscious competence

4.Unconscious competence

Of Speed and Accuracy

You can make the gun go off when you want or you can know where it is going to hit, but you don’t get to know both. John Farnam

There is no timer in a gun fight, though there is another guy trying to shoot you and he is probably in a hurry.

Speed without hits is a waste of ammo. Hits without speed is a waste of time.

 Mr. Givens states emphatically that there is a timer at every gunfight, and the Grim Reaper presses the start and stop button.

I carry a gun because I can’t carry a cop.

“Don’t go stupid places. Don’t hang out with stupid people. Don’t do stupid things.” ~ John Farnam’s advice for avoiding violence

I am a sheepdog but I have a very small flock

“Everyone has the potential to like Guns and Shooting.  We must make their first time fun.” ~SSGT

Beware the man who owns only 1 gun for he probably knows how to use it.

Training Trumps Equipment. SSGT

No ego zone. SSGT

“You carry a gun so you’re hard to kill. Know the law so you’re hard to convict.” —Andrew F. Branca

Better to practice perfectly than quickly _John Hearne


Amateurs practice until they get it right professionals practice until they can’t get it wrong _John Hearne

2 Most important safety rules are Trigger and Muzzle.

When a VCA is present He/She is the safe direction

Just because you showed up for class does not mean you learned anything. _SSGT

You get out what you put in (Dry Practice at Home). SSGT

There are no large targets. SSGT

“Defensive Handgun Shooting is the Ultimate Life Sport.”~ SSGT

Results of Active Murderer Interventions

When police stop the active murderer, an average of 14.29 innocents are killed.

When a private citizen stops the active murderer, an average of 2.33 innocents are killed.

Gun Free Zones Raise the body count. Tom Givens

Condition Yellow: I’m looking for evidence of a fallen world SSGT

If you can make your opponent think about what you are doing to him instead of what he needs to do to you, then you have largely won the fight. -John Hearne

Averages do not matter when your life is threatened. I Live in Naples Florida. In 2014 we had a rash of home invasions in up scale gated communities. In one case the home invaders left the property in the home owners Bentley. SSGT

Safety for You and Your Family is Your responsibility.

Skills 1st Speed will come.

Speed is Fine Accuracy is Final.

Larry Vickers

Front Sight Hold on Tight. -SSGT

Because Innocent Lives Matter. – SSGT


Larry Vickers Weapon & Gear Class Requirements: – Serviceable duty grade handgun of at least 9mm Para caliber – Minimum of 3 serviceable pistol magazines – Serviceable holster –  – Please note ***No Serpa holsters unless its issued to you or AIWB carry**** – Minimum 2 pistol magazine pouches – Visible lasers (Optional) – Eye and ear protection (electronic hearing protection is preferred) – Suitable range wear depending on the season  – Weapon cleaning & lubrication supplies – Good attitude



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