October 2014 Network Journal - Pg 15
News from our Affiliates
Compiled by Gila Hayes
While we all miss Brady’s efforts in shipping booklets and brochures to Network affiliates, the silver lining is my opportunity to contact hundreds of our affiliated instructors and affiliated gun shop members about distributing the Armed Citizens’ Educational Foundation’s booklet What Every Gun Owner Needs to Know About Self-Defense Law. Corresponding with them is like taking the pulse of armed citizens all across the nation.
Here’s just a sampling:
One of our busiest affiliates is Kevin McNair, owner operator of Tactical West in Las Vegas. Just trying to synopsize Kevin’s many activities is exhausting! He teaches CCW classes, hits the gun show circuit regularly, is active in Friends of the NRA and other hunting and shooting foundations, teaches Hunter Safety education, and too much more to list, so read all about it at http://www.tacticalwest.com/instructor.php.
A warm welcome to our newest affiliated instructor, Stacy Alexander in Walla Walla, WA who is introducing ladies to guns, shooting, competition and self defense. Her business is Savvy Shooters LLC about which you can read at http://www.savvyshooters.com.
In New Mexico, Tom Tomasi gives out our booklet to not only his students, but also to armed citizens he meets at area gun shows. We just sent Tom a case of booklets, so he can continue to share a great informational resource that represents both him and the Network as the go-to source for reliable use of force information.
Moving our attention to Florida, we find Affiliated Instructor James Olsen reaching out to the martial arts community with Krav Maga classes as well as pistol, rifle and shotgun training for shooters of all skill levels in Port St. Lucie. He has a lot of programs going, with details at http://kravflorida.com/public/port-saint-lucie-firearms-classes/. He reports that he’s giving a copy of our booklet to about 50 students per month.
Up in North Carolina, Mike Faulkenberry is giving our booklets to his concealed carry students at Black Coyote Munitions. Their website has a lot of shooting supplies for sale, so it is clear Mike does a lot more than teach classes!
You’ll also be interested to read the historical source of their unique name at http://www.black-coyote.com/the-black-coyote-story/ and if you are looking for NC certified concealed carry instruction, check out http://www.black-coyote.com/blog/tag/concealed+carry.
We have a number of great affiliates in the state of New York including James Emmick who is teaching shooters in large numbers, offering NY pistol permit classes, as well as AZ, UT and FL carry licensing classes plus pepper spray instruction and more. James has a lot going on, so if you’re in Western New York, check out http://ftwny.com/classes-offered/ plus he promotes advanced training with Modern Defensive Training Systems led by Chris Frye. M.D.T.S. is another Network affiliate with a lot going on, so check out http://www.mdtstraining.com/training-courses/.
In Indiana, we find Norm Hood of Defensive Solutions LLC sharing skills and knowledge he’s accumulated as a career Army officer, followed by six years serving as an Alaska State Trooper plus later government contract security work. Check out his extensive course offerings at http://www.defensivesolutionsllc.com/courses/.
This is such a small sampling of news from our affiliates that I wish you could share my email inbox so you could pick up on all the enthusiasm our affiliates generate. Even those who reported that business slowed this summer are looking forward to it picking up in the fall. Some are anticipating the return of shooters to indoor shooting facilities, while others are prepping to fill their final classes before snow flies on their outdoor ranges. As a result, we’re shipping a lot of boxes of the Armed Citizens’ Educational Foundation’s booklet What Every Gun Owner Needs to Know About Self-Defense Law to be sure our affiliates can put one in each client’s hands.
Thank you, Network friends, for spreading the Network’s message at your grassroots level! And members, you should be doing business with the affiliates who are helping grow our Network! Learn more at http://armedcitizensnetwork.org/affiliates.
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