December 2014 Network Journal
News from Our Affiliates
Compiled by Gila Hayes
In contacting Network affiliated instructors and gun shops about supplying our booklet What Every Gun Owner Needs to Know About Self Defense Law, I hear all kinds of interesting news. Here are some highlights—
Affiliated Instructor Alex Haddox and his training company Security Training Center, LLC. have had a busy 2014. They just opened a “terrestrial school” in Camarillo, CA, Alex writes. The facility boasts two huge classrooms, a lounge, self-study cubicle, and an on-site, three-lane airsoft simulator range. They offer Red Cross CPR/First Aid certification and California CCW courses. Chief Instructor for the Camarillo facility is Dave Bunch. Mr. Bunch is a POST certified Police Firearms Instructor, Glock Instructor/Armorer, licensed California security guard firearms instructor, licensed Ventura County CCW instructor, NRA Instructor/Chief Range Safety Officer and has over 25 years of experience working with and managing uniformed security operations. Security Training Center has many other projects in the works and 2015 looks to be busier than 2014. Their online California security guard certification program sold over 1,100 courses this past year, they published a 430-page California security guard training manual and just launched the first approved online security guard certification program for Arizona. Learn more about Alex and Dave at http://www.VenturaGuardCard.com/
Shipping another box of booklets to Chris Zeeb, our affiliated instructor in NE, tickled my curiosity about his current class schedule. (Members will remember Chris from our interview with him in our May, 2011 journal) A quick browse of his website showed a great class line up through the first quarter of 2015. In addition to state concealed carry licensing classes, Chris offers a 4½ hour seminar on Legal Aspects of Lethal Force teaching about “actual Nebraska self defense cases, calling 911, talking to the police, hiring an attorney, aftermath of a self-defense shooting, castle doctrine, stand your ground, and take an in depth look at Nebraska’s use of force laws.”
Good job, Chris, in helping gun owners understand there’s so much more to armed self defense than just the gun.
Jeff Howell in Jacksonville, FL recently ordered more booklets to give to his students and asked for information about the Armed Citizens’ Educational Foundation, which provides the booklets. He teaches a lot of NRA classes, the FL concealed carry license class and offers one-on-one coaching for armed citizens wanting to improve their shooting skills. Learn more at http://www.learntoshootjax.com/index.html.
In north Seattle, WA, Lance Chaar is teaching about 40 students per month, bringing them in for Utah’s concealed carry licensing class, defensive handgun courses, basic first aid and CPR and AED training, hunter’s education classes as well as a full array of NRA courses. Learn more at http://www.chaartactical.com/.
A number of our firearms industry friends include a copy of our educational booklet in each order they ship out. Leading participants in this outreach are Recluse Holsters (www.recluseholster.com), Blade-Tech Holsters (www.blade-tech.com) and Gum Creek Customs www.gumcreekcustoms.com). Bert and Jimmy at Gum Creek are putting on a prize-heavy Christmas promotion including several Network memberships given to the first three places awarded. Check out their efforts at https://www.facebook.com/gumcreekcustoms.
In November, I also received booklet orders from a lot more of our gun store affiliates than usual. Hearing from these good folks reminds me that we should be Networking with fellow members in our home areas, so if you need something from a gun store, please drop in and get to know these fellow Network members–
• Norma and Tomas at Guns ‘N’ Things, McAllen, TX
• Fred at House of Guns in Linton, IN
• Bob at The Gun Sight in Dallas, TX (http://www.tgunsight.com)
• Harry and Retta at Harry’s Gun & Supplies in Pleasant Hill, MO
• Allan at Lee’s Arms & Ammo in Rogers, OH
• Travis at Eddings Firearms in Winslow, AR