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A New Class Type!

Posted by Prairie Guns on December 8, 2009 at 12:16 AM Comments comments (1)

We are thrilled to offer a new class available this month - a class specifically designed for the individual who has progressed through the Basic Pistol Class and is looking to develop or improve some critical skills with the handgun.  The class is...

Reloading and Malfunction Drills (Pistol)


This classwill build on the skills learned in the Basic Pistol Class, and will focus on techniques for safely and ...

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Part 4 of the USMC Rules for Gunfighting (explained & expanded)

Posted by Prairie Guns on November 28, 2009 at 10:02 PM Comments comments (0)

4. If your shooting stance is good, you're probably not moving fast enough nor using cover correctly.

Well, once again the adage "practice makes permanent" leaps to mind - as we train, we make every attempt to shoot from a consistent stance and to utilize all of the fundamentals of proper body position.  But there is another old adage that states "no plan survives contact with the enemy."  This is so very true with a self-defense situation in which deadly f...

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December at Prairie Guns

Posted by Prairie Guns on November 28, 2009 at 12:31 PM Comments comments (0)

With the exception of individual instruction, there will be no classes offered during the month of December due to a mostly full private schedule. Classes will resume with Basic Pistol in January of 2010 and Personal Protection in the Home in February. 

Individual instruction to meet a wide variety of needs will still be conducted on a "first-come, first-served" basis.  Call now to reserve classroom and range time!

Part 3 of the USMC Rules for Gunfighting (explained & expanded)

Posted by Prairie Guns on November 18, 2009 at 7:42 AM Comments comments (1)

3. Only hits count. The only thing worse than a miss is a slow miss.

This should, of course, stand to reason.  As a variation might go "it is better to hit with a .22 than to miss with a .44".  I believe it was Massad Ayoob who said something like "in a gunfight it is not a matter of who gets off the first shot, but who gets off the first shot that hits its intended target."

The bottom line is that you need to hit your target.  The ...

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Part 2 of the USMC Rules for Gunfighting (explained & expanded)

Posted by Prairie Guns on November 16, 2009 at 8:12 AM Comments comments (0)

Here we go with the second installment in this series:

2. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap. Your life is expensive.


Does this seem to be just a humorous adage akin to "anything worth doing is worth over-doing?"  Well, there is more truth and more practicality to this rule of gunfighting than first meets the eye. Consider first the words "worth shooting".  Personal defense with the use of deadly force i...

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USMC Rules for Gunfighting (explained & expanded)

Posted by Prairie Guns on November 12, 2009 at 10:57 PM Comments comments (0)

I am sure that many of you have seen the 24 "USMC Rules for Gunfighting".  The rules might seem humorous at first read, but there is a great deal of wisdom contained in them - and not just for Marines in a gunfight!  The principles - when reduced to universal standards - apply to all of us in defensive shooting.  I am hoping over the nexr few weeks to look ever so briefly at these rules and show how they actually do apply to all of us.  So, here we go with we...

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The Three Rules of Gun Safety...

Posted by Prairie Guns on November 11, 2009 at 11:41 PM Comments comments (0)

OK, first things first...let's get this out of the way right from the get-go.  The most important thing about handling firearms is doing it SAFELY.  It doesn't matter if you are using a firearm for target shooting,hunting, self-defense or any other purpose - the last thing you want is anunintended "event" to occur with a firearm. To that end, let's always remember:


1. ALWAYS keep your gun pointed in a safe direction.  Don't forget that a "safe directio...

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