by Brady Wright

Now that fall is officially upon us, I find that it is much more fun to go to the range, now that it’s not so hot. The new Ruger 10/22 Take Down I snagged has been fun to wring out and, in the meantime, I hear from lots of folks in the Network about their own new toys. It’s also real positive to see that we are getting quite a few new dealers and ranges interested in membership. Maybe it’s the political climate or maybe it’s just that the word is getting to more and more of our friends. Either way, there is a lot to talk about this month, so let’s get started!

I always like to hear about women who are getting involved in shooting and especially in training. That’s why the email from Gary Newton in New Mexico was so cool. He found himself running short on brochures and booklets because his wife is working to become a women’s firearms instructor and they work with new shooters who are interested in self defense. That’s great news and congratulations go out on their new business venture. Gary’s new supply is on the way and you can learn more about the training they offer by giving them a call at 505-281-2426 in Sandia Park, NM.

Robert Chall is a managing member at New Mexico Guns, LLC. They give away a booklet with every firearm purchase and now to all of their CHL/CCW students, as well. They just started firearms instruction in July and things are really heating up there. They have two classes scheduled now, with a total of 16, and more are being scheduled every day. The website has a full listing at or you can call Robert at 505-363-9419. His direct email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tim McDermott is the owner of McDermott Gun Repair. He tells us that he has been handing out our booklets to his customers and they love them! He recently moved his business from Washington State to Arizona and contacted me to get more booklets to hand out there. In case you are in his neck of the woods, or plan a trip to Arizona, his new address is 1630 Trane Road, Bullhead City, AZ 86442. You can call him and he’ll tell you all about his work and specialties at 360-772-9884

It’s no secret that Massad Ayoob and Gail Pepin (pictured below) are doing a superb job telling others about the Network. You may know that Mas is on the Network Advisory Board and he and Gail bring many of their students into the Network through their classes, seminars and the ProArms podcast at

ProArmsI’ve noticed an interesting use of net technology by a shooting school in my area. Several of their concealed carry and pistol safety classes are discounted on the web coupon site Groupon. If you aren’t aware of this company, just Google them or go to