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Rick

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2013-08-12

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Your lead trainer for Safety Net served as a Sergeant in the United States Army Reserve and is a career educator. After his service in the US Army he completed his B.S. degrees in math and science and went on to earn a M.S. in the computer field.
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  • Safety Tip – proactive/reactive
    on Aug 16, 2013 in Uncategorized
    Many people regard steps for personal safety as unnecessary or unlikely to ever be needed. Having a personal safety net is much like owning a fire extinguisher. You are unlikely to need it but if you do, there is no time to go get one. I encourage ev...
  • Safety Tip – be prepared
    on Aug 15, 2013 in Uncategorized
    Some people choose to not own a firearm. Safety Net respects individual freedom! We encourage everyone, no matter their personal or political views, to employ a personal “Safety Net” nevertheless! Always have a well thought out plan to pr...
  • Safety Tip – power generators
    on Aug 15, 2013 in Uncategorized
    During power outages, a small generator can be used to power essential devices. A small refrigerator for medications or a small air conditioner or heater. Pick a comfortable room, hang blankets over the doorways and windows and heat or cool just one...
  • Safety Tip – are you ready?
    on Aug 15, 2013 in Uncategorized
    Whatever your self defense plan is, it needs to be ready for instant use, one-handed if necessary. Cell phone, pepper spray, knives, or even a concealed handgun will take too long to deploy if it is in a backpack, waist pack, bottom of a purse, etc.
  • Shooting Tips
    on Aug 15, 2013 in Uncategorized
    It is nearly impossible to keep your arms stationary while you breathe. So you should take a deep breath, let it mostly out and then hold your breath through the sight alignment and remainder of the shot. Remember to breathe between shots – lac...
  • Safety Tip – your finger
    on Aug 13, 2013 in Uncategorized
    If you are a gun owner, always remember these 2 things! 1. Muzzle in a safe direction 2. Finger OFF the trigger until you are on target and have made the decision to shoot. Repeat after me. Muzzle, Finger, Muzzle, Finger, Muzzle, Finger……...
  • Safety Tip – test it all
    on Aug 13, 2013 in Uncategorized
    This is why you must check every piece of your personal defense solution. Bought a new magazine. It blew apart on first use. Whatever your personal defense plan is, test everything!
  • Safety Tip – water supply
    on Aug 13, 2013 in Uncategorized
    Always keep a few gallons of water around your home in the event of a disruption of your local water supply. Power outages can affect your local water company as well. Keep enough drinking water for a couple of days.
  • Safety Tip – more than a weapon
    on Aug 12, 2013 in Uncategorized
    Part of your personal protection “safety net” should be a quality knife. I recommend one that offers a variety of safety oriented uses. This one has a seat belt cutter and glass breaker, should you find yourself, or another person, entrap...
  • NRA First Steps Course
    on Aug 12, 2013 in Uncategorized
    Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and to provide information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense.
  • Manchin key in Gun Bill
    on Aug 12, 2013 in Uncategorized
    During the 2010 special U.S. Senate election in West Virginia, then-Governor Joe Manchin ran an ad where he used a rifle to shoot a hole in the cap-and-trade bill. It was an effective ad that killed two birds with one stone: it helped separate Manchi...
  • Senator Joe Manchin – Gun Sense
    on Aug 12, 2013 in Uncategorized
    Information about The Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act Our bill does three major things:  1) expands the existing background check system to cover commercial sales, including sales at gun shows and internet sales; 2) strength...
  • Safety Tip – Tell a friend
    on Aug 12, 2013 in Uncategorized
    Another suggestion for your personal “Safety Net”. Always have a trusted friend or family member know where you are going and the paths you will be traveling. If you do encounter a problem, even simple car failure in a no cell service are...
  • Safety Tip – Comfortable with your gun
    on Aug 11, 2013 in Uncategorized
    If you are uncomfortable keeping your semi-auto handgun in a ready to fire condition, then you need: 1. To learn how your current gun works, or 2. A different gun that leaves you comfortable. A small revolver, ready to go…, is better than a hig...
  • Safety Tip – Situational Awareness
    on Aug 11, 2013 in Uncategorized
    Always remember to practice “Situational Awareness”. While not perfect, being aware of who is around you at all times is important.  Pay attention to where you park, especially at night park in lighted areas!  The best solutions to prob...
  • Dry Practice Procedure
    on Aug 11, 2013 in Uncategorized
    OBSERVE ALL FIREARMS SAFETY RULES AT ALL TIMES! 1) Unload and double-check your gun. Look for an EMPTY chamber. … 2) Remove all live ammunition from the training area. Put it in another room. 3) Check to make sure your gun is unloaded, again. 4...
  • Welcome to Safety Net Firearms News
    on Aug 9, 2013 in Uncategorized
    Safety Net Firearms Training LLC provides NRA curriculum courses required for West Virginia concealed carry permit. Your lead trainer for Safety Net served as a Sergeant in the United States Army Reserve and is a career educator. After his service in...

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