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  1. Version 190803

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    This is a copy of the application that needs to be signed by your instructor after successful completion of your course.
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    NEVADA CONCEALED HANDGUN TRAINING STANDARDS Revised October 1, 2013 by the NVSCA The Nevada Sheriffs and Chiefs Association (NVSCA) establishes the minimum training standards required for the issue and renewal of carry concealed handgun permits (CCW) and the minimum standards required to become an instructor for concealed handgun permits. Authority for the NVSCA to establish these standards is provided in Nevada Revised Statute 202.3657 The following standards are the minimum required for the course of instruction which must be obtained prior to an individual applying for a CCW permit, or prior to the renewal of a permit. Please review these standards thoroughly to ensure your complete understanding. The requirements are defined under the headings of Resident, Non-Resident, Instructor Qualification, and Instructor Disqualification. All of these standards are a minimum requirement, nothing precludes an instructor from providing additional training.
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    This is the minimum training curriculum that must be provided to all students of the Utah Concealed Firearms Permit Course. This version has been revised as of 07/31/2017, please assist us by checking the Utah BCI website for the most up to date revision, and alert us if our version needs to be updated. Thank you for choosing to train with ADAPT. Stay safe. Train hard. ADAPT <
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    Nevada Sheriffs' and Chiefs Association form for Retired Law Enforcement to obtain concealed carry authorization.
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  5. In honor of Take Your Daughter to the Range Month, we wanted to highlight a couple of newer firearms geared towards younger girls. The Browning X-Bolt Micro in Buckthorn Pink A scaled down (just over 13" length-of-pull and barrel length of 20 - 22") version of Browning's X-bolt with a stock geared towards female shooters with pink buckmarks. It comes with a top tang safety as welll as a bolt unlock button for additional safety; a free floating barrel, adjustable trigger and detachable box magazine. Available in 243 Win, 270 WSM, 308 Win and 7mm-08 Rem. Browning Arms Company was founded in Ogden, Utah and manufacturs firearms, fishing gear, sport bows and other outdoor gear. The Savage Axis and Axis II XP Youth Muddy Girl Camo Also available chambered in 223 Rem, 243 Win and 7mm-08 Rem, the Savage Arms Axis and Axis II XP youth features a 20" free floating barrel, a detachable box magazine with a 4 round capacity and even a matching scope. The Savage Arms Company is based in Westfield Massachusettes and makes a variety of rimfire and ceterfire rifles, including marketing the Stevens single-shot firearms.
  6. 15 Rebels gathered in the UNLV Student Union on Tuesday, April 15th for the University’s inaugural Students for Concealed Carry Chapter meeting. ADAPT Academy CEO and Director of Training, Eric Loden, was in attendance as an Academic Advisor along with Assemblywoman, and longtime gun rights advocate, Michelle Fiore, and representatives of the Nevada Firearms Coalition Education and Training Division. The meeting was kicked off with introductions by Chapter President Alex Murdock and Vice President/Co-founder Zachary Guymon. The two discussed the purpose of the chapter and their emphasis on gun safety and firearms education and training. Loden spoke next about his credentials in the firearms industry as well as his own story of petitioning then Community College of Southern Nevada leadership to carry when he studied Criminal Justice at the College in 2009. “ADAPT is proud to see a Chapter of Students for Concealed Carry at UNLV. It is vitally important that the future leaders of our community, just like every other citizen in the state, have the right to protect themselves while they seek out a higher education.” Said Loden. “Gun free zones are not only dangerous but they violate the constitutional rights of over 100,000 Nevada students and employees.” Students then heard from Assemblywoman Fiore who commended the creation of the Chapter and explained the history of AB 143, the Campus Carry Bill, as well as her desire for the legislation to achieve bipartisan support in the upcoming 2015 session. Fiore’s passion for this bill was illustrated when she recounted Amanda Collins’ campus rape story and the subsequent Reno murder of Brianna Dennison. Next, the students engaged in a lively Q&A discussion to ask how they can better help support good gun policies in the state as well as a unanimous decision by the group to participate in regular firearms training events with ADAPT. The Chapter agreed to meet bimonthly for on campus discussions to move the Chapter forward as well as an off campus meeting each month at a local shooting range. For more information on Students for Concealed Carry national, visit: concealedcampus.org Lauren Boitel April 17, 2014
  7. On the morning of April 16th, 2007, one of the most tragic and terrible attacks accord on the Virginia Tech campus. Seung-Hui Cho brutally murdered 32 innocent people and in the end died by a self inflicted gunshot wound. This attack happened in two stages. The first attack occurred in a residence hall near his own dorm room. Cho was able to flee the scene before law enforcement arrived. The second attack occurred a short time after in the part of the school that held the Engineering and Mechanics departments. This attack showed the world both extremes of the human character. Apart From the cowardly actions of Cho, we saw great acts of bravery and sacrifices in the actions by many of his victims. Following this massacre, a group of students and faculty formed a group that would soon grow to cover the country. They formed Students for Concealed Carry, which is a national organization that campaigns and fights for the right to defend ourselves on college campuses. Student for Concealed Carry has grown to have more than 43,000 members and a presence in all fifty states. Last month, the University of Las Vegas Nevada (UNLV) became the first University in Nevada to start a chapter of Students for Concealed Carry (UNLVSCC). Our goal at UNLVSCC is to help educate the public and those at UNLV about proper firearms safety and eventually change the law that forbids firearms on college campuses. The good news is that we are not alone in this fight. In the short time that we have been up and running, UNLVSCC has been working closely with politicians from both political parties to move this cause forward. In 2011, then state senator John Lee (D), sponsored a bill in the State Senate that would allow for students to carry on college campuses. John Lee argued on the floor that “gun-free zones actually created “defenseless-victim zones”. For those that seek to rape and murder, a gun-free zone truly means that it is unlikely that the attacker will meet much resistance from their victims. That bill was passed by the Senate but was killed in the State Assembly. First term assembly woman Michele Fiore ® sponsored a similar bill in 2013. She claimed that her bill would allow those that have obtained a legal concealed firearms permit to carry their firearms on campus. She continued “We have to be responsible for our own safety, and that means removing the target painted on “gun-free zones”. Assembly women Fiore is leading the fight for concealed carry on college campuses. She, along with others, are planning to submit another bill in the upcoming legislative session. Those that formed Students for Concealed Carry felt that if the students and faculty were no forbidden, by law from having their legal firearms on the Virginia Tech campus, maybe this attack wouldn’t have occurred or at least the loss of life would not have been so great. The law virtually insured that only one person would have firearms in those class rooms, and it wasn’t anyone that was intending to follow the law. For someone that has made the determination to murder, rape and terrorize, the threat of a gross misdemeanor and a weapons charge, will do nothing to stop them from committing these heinous crimes. However for those law abiding citizens, the law guaranties that the class is unable to defend themselves. Many students and faculty heroically died while trying to barricade the doors into the class rooms, giving others the time needed to jump out of the windows. However their sacrifices should not have been needed. Without the ability to properly defend ourselves, we are dependent on others to ensure our security. Most college campuses have law enforcement officers on staff. This is able to deter some crime but is not truly effective alone. A handful of police officers are not able to be in every class room or building at once. Nor are law enforcement officers required by law to risk their lives to save citizens. In the famous Warren V. DC case the District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruled in that the police have no duty to protect any citizen not in custody. Most police officers will willingly run into danger. They are heroes but it is important to understand that they legally are not required to risk their lives. Moreover, according to the FBI, the average response time to these active shooter events is three minutes, which is an extremely fast response time for law enforcement. Imagine you are in a class room and you hear gun shots go off in the hall. You try to barricade the door but the shooter is forcing the door open. When every second counts, is a three minute response time fast enough? In the same study done by the FBI half of all active shooter events are finished by the time law enforcement arrives. That means half the time the attackers were stopped by their victims, commits suicide or fled before law enforcement arrives. In these active shooter events, the victims are face to face with their attacker and help did not always make it in time. While active shooters events are very rare and are not likely to occur at your local campus, other horrible acts occur daily in every city and community. The need for concealed firearms on campus is not only for active shooter events, but is needed for everyday protection against rapists and murders. Michele Fiore explained “I’m the mother of two girls who attend the College of Southern Nevada, and every time I hear about another college rape, assault or robbery, I feel more firmly that no one should be required to take their safety for granted” This is why we should fight for our right to defend ourselves on and off of campus. If you would like to get involved you can contact us by email our through our Facebook page. unlvscc@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/UNLVSCC
  8. Appropriate gear as a point of firearms safety. Continuing our discussion on firearms safety we want to touch on how the appropriate selection, use, and training methods effect our level of safety and proficiency. First we must begin this discussion with asking WHY? Why do you want to own a firearm? We have already covered this topic in some detail in our article on "Gun and gear selection for home defense and concealed carry." Firearm selection: Self defense (Home, daily carry) Occupation Recreation Sporting Hunting Collector After you determine what firearm is best for your needs, then we have to consider things like Ammunition and Accessories. The use of appropriate defensive ammunition such as "Hollow Point Ammo" can help reduce the risk of innocent individuals being injured by rounds that may over-penetrate the intended aggressor or if they miss and continue through the walls of a structure. If you are hunting, or involved in recreation or sporting activities, there are many guides to help you select the right ammunition for your intended target, and even some rules and regulations that prohibit specific ammunition from being used at ranges, or sporting events. Some prohibited ammunition examples are: incendiary, steel core/steel jacketed, or tracer rounds. Some ranges are also requiring lead-free, or frangible ammunition. Be sure to check ahead of time what type of ammunition the location you plan on shooting at allows. Accessory gear selection: Holsters One of the first accessories that comes up in discussions is holsters, because it is probably the most important part of daily carry. All other reasons for owning a firearm (recreation, sporting, hunting, and being a collector) usually do not require a daily carry holster. A link that we have had up since we started our courses is our Course Gear Page which features some advice about holster selection for course attendance and beyond. We have also gone a bit further in discussing one holster in particular, after some individuals wanted to debate the safety of the Blackhawk Serpa holster, we wanted to discuss the use and training practices of this particular piece of equipment. The article gives additional insight into how to evaluate your choice of gear depending on other variables beyond your reason to own and carry, such as: (safety, cost/value, versatility, functionality, method of carry, operational environment, reliability, durability, and availability) We encourage you to read the full article to help make a more informed decision on your gear selection. Use of a cheap, or inappropriate holster can be a danger to you if it hinders your ability to get it out when you need it, or the fit, form, or function can be dangerous if it is for a different weapon, your weapons has had modifications to its trigger or external safeties, or you modify the holster beyond the manufactures original design, or simply do not know how to use the gear appropriately. Know your gear, stay safe, train hard. Magazines/Speed loaders Another accessory that is a necessity is high quality magazines and speed loaders. Firearms run out of ammunition and whether you are in a competition, or in a confrontation when you need to reload your weapon seconds count. The act of performing an Emergency Reload is a point of training that should be drilled to a point that it is a reflexive action. The type of firearm you carry, proper instruction in the method of reloading, the placement of your additional ammunition and it's accessibility are all determining factors in your ability to perform this action safely, efficiently, and while under stress. Selecting your magazine accessories you should consider the same standards as your holster selection. Apparel If you are looking for clothing to conceal a firearm on your person you may want to consider straying from the shirts that advertise that you are wearing a weapon, such as your favorite firearms manufacturer, NRA, 2nd Amendment related, or shirts that simply appear "tactical" in design or popularity of use such as covert style 5.11 shirts that most educated individuals can spot sticking out like a sore thumb. Don't advertise a product if your not prepared to demonstrate it's use. Instead you may want to consider a low-profile look, and make sure of appropriate fit to effectively conceal the firearm without it "printing", or accidentally displaying the firearm as you move about your daily activities (bending over, reaching above your head, etc...) This goes back to knowing your gear and your operational environment. Transportation: Gear bags, Cases, Vehicle carry If you are going to and from the range, from your home to your car and back again, the use of an obvious gun case may not be an issue. However if you are walking through a casino, on a public transit system, or other place of public resort having a 1000d Cordura Nylon pack kinda sticks out. A very safe, and low profile option is a simple case that could contain anything from photography equipment, to sporting goods. A simple way to make the casual observer who might be curious as to what is in that case is to slap a couple of stickers on it labeling it as something else (again.. not your favorite gun site, firearms manufacturer, or pro-gun organization) Security: Safes, lock boxes, hidden compartments When dealing with the storage of firearms and ammunition there is a balance between "security and accessibility" if you can't get to it when you need it most... you don't "own" a firearm, however if others can access it without your permission you then also don't "own" a firearm... To own a firearm requires responsibility and due diligence. In selecting your method of storage there are many options to consider. Size Placement Security features Accessibility Operational security Size is a fairly simple choice and is based upon your needs. If you only own one firearm then you have more flexibility in your placement and access options, however if you own quite the collection, then you might be limited in placement, and it certainly effects your needs for security features to match. When considering placement, you have to think about accessibility. Where do you spend the most time in your home? Or where are you most likely to be when at attack occurs? Is that answer your bedroom while you are sleeping, or perhaps in the home office where you toil from 6am-9pm? Lounging on the couch watching T.V. after a long day at the office? Are you looking to have your safe hidden or on display? Placement determines how quickly to can reach your safe when you need to, and the security features determine how fast you can get it open vs. those you don't want opening it. To read the past articles in this series and what comes next be sure to check back in, more coming soon! Future topics will include: (Click on the text to read the associated article.) Always start with safety Manipulations and handling as a point of firearms safety. Appropriate gear as a point of firearms safety. Range safety, and Range Etiquette. Marksmanship as a point of firearms safety. Considerations when choosing what type of instruction or instructor is right for your needs.
  9. Have you ever found yourself driving north in the valley, noticing that the green street signs are now blue and wondering what that means for your gun rights? I have. I work in Las Vegas and live in North Las Vegas. I have heard from many sources that I can't open carry in North Las Vegas, and they have different ordinances about carrying in your vehicle. And what about Boulder City? When I carry, which is most of the time, I am thinking about situational awareness, safety, and myriad other things. I don't want to have to think about municipal boundaries as well! I have taken ADAPT's CCW course so my knowledge of state and local gun laws is pretty good, but should it have to be? Should you need to carry flashcards on you everytime you leave your house? No. I don't think so, and niether does the Nevada Firearms Coalition (NVFAC). NVFAC recently started a Political Action Committee (PAC) to ensure that Nevada gunowners have a voice and a presence in Carson City; especially moving into the 2015 legislative session. Until now, Nevadans have had to rely on the national NRA to fight the big fights. With this new political action arm of NVFAC, we have a much closer power house defending our rights at the capitol. NVFAC supports: Elected officials who uphold our rights that are enumerated in the Nevada and US Constitutions Ownership and safe use of firearms for self-defense, competition, recreation and hunting One uniform gun law throughout Nevada Ending handgun registration in Clark County Eliminating “gun-free” zones that create targets for criminals Strengthening self-defense laws like the Castle Doctrine Expanding Nevada’s carry laws And opposes: So-called “universal background checks” that lead to gun registration and ultimately confiscation Elected and appointed officials who put party or personal gain ahead of the rights of the citizens Tax increases on ammunition Laws that infringe upon the rights of our veterans or mentally ill seeking help Further, NVFAC has estabished a list of 4 criteria to determine if new awsa are to be proposed, supported, or opposed based on: NVFAC-PAC supports legislation that will result in one gun law for all Nevada citizens applied equally throughout the state. NVFAC-PAC will support any firearms legislation where analysis shows an enhancement of personal liberty and significant public benefits. NVFAC-PAC will actively work to repeal existing firearms codes and ordinances that only apply to local jurisdictions. This includes the elimination of the Clark County Handgun Registration Ordinance and ordinances in Mesquite, North Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City and Clark County that are in violation of state wide pre-emption laws. NVFAC-PAC will oppose any firearms legislation where analysis shows that the public safety benefits are an intrusion into personal liberty. NVFAC is requesting your help in contacting two Nevada legislators (Assemblyman Pat Hickey and Senator Michael Roberson) and asking for their support of our gun rights. I have contacted both and recieved a message from Assemblyman Hickey stating that he was with me on these issues. It is important for all gun owners to reach out to the public figures who serve us and make sure they are hearing our voices and representing us appropriately. Thank you for your support of ADAPT, NVFAC (PAC) and the second amendment!
  10. UNLV Chapter of Students for Concealed Carry is official, and gaining public attention. The chapter is getting some traction in the local media. We support this chapter, the national organization, and a change in state law to allow students and faculty at our Universities the same rights as state citizens. Why should a constitutional right and seeking higher education be mutually exclusive? What changes need to be made in State law for this to become a reality? Assembly Bill 143 was put forward on Feb 18th, 2013 by several sponsors (listed below) A brief history on the bill AB 143 (read more by clicking on the link) Introduced in the Assembly on Feb 18, 2013. By: (Bolded name indicates primary sponsorship) Fiore, Wheeler, Paul Anderson, Hansen, Hickey, Carrillo, Duncan, Ellison, Grady, Hambrick, Hardy, Kirner, Ohrenschall, Oscarson, Stewart, Woodbury, Gustavson, Settelmeyer, Cegavske, Goicoechea, Hammond, Hardy Stay tuned for more information about meetings, and events.
  11. Often times people will ask our Staff the question "What is the best firearm for me?" In order to answer these questions we always have to ask more questions of the student to find out "who" they are as a firearms owner or potential owner. These are some of the questions we ask and why. If you can ask yourself these questions and give yourself honest answers then it will greatly assist you in discovering what the best firearm for you really is. Question 1: Why do you want a firearm? Question 2: Why do you need a firearm? Question 3: How do you intend to use your firearm? Question 4: What is your level of experience with that type of firearm? Question 5: How do you intend to train with your firearm? Question 6: Is this firearm reliable? Question 7: What can you afford? Now around Question #2 this line of questioning can split into several tangents and each has to be discussed in turn. You can want a firearm for a variety of reasons (self defense, home defense, recreation, hunting, sport, collector, etc...) We want to focus on why you feel you need a firearm. A need far outweighs a want and justifies making some harder decisions when it comes to the final purchase. If you feel you need a firearm due to a real credible threat that may exist, then we will suggest a handgun over a rifle or a shotgun, this is not because it is powerful but instead because it it portable and therefore more convenient to carry and thereby readily accessible. (It is better to have and not need, than to need and not have.) If you only want a firearm for self defense and do not plan on carrying outside of the home, then we may suggest a shotgun as they are sometimes a readily available, cheaper, and more effective option, however they are ammunition dependent. Rifles are also more effective than a handgun by offering a greater chance of stopping the threat with fewer shots fired, and they do carry more ammunition than shotguns. With rifles and in home use comes other considerations however such as over penetration where rounds may continue through walls and injure others. Experience weighs in, in weapons selection as to guide the user to really think about the next question on how they are going to intend to train with the weapon. If a shooter has little to no experience with one weapon system or type over another this will present a steeper learning curve and a longer time to become proficient with that weapon especially under the stress of life threatening encounter. (Whatever you choose to own, we encourage you to find the training appropriate for you needs.) Training can increase the effectiveness of any weapon system, the ability to get accurate hits under stress requires more than just practice. It requires constant ongoing training. With a good education base you can continue to train on your own but you have to have a firm foundation to build upon. The other skills that one could need are the ability to reload quickly, and fix malfunctions that may occur. If the weapon is going to be used by multiple parties both parties should be able to manipulate the weapon effectively. In choosing the weapons functionality ergonomics come into play, the shooter should be able to manipulate all the components of the weapon efficiently. Being able run the action, lock the bolt or slide to the rear, eject and insert new magazines or ammunition in a timely manner. We will encourage functionality, and proven reliability over the new trend of the week. Now with reliability, price may become an issue, we want you to be able to get a firearm you can afford, because after all "The first rule in a gun fight is have a gun."
  12. Manipulations and handling as a point of firearms safety. (Links in this article may point to internal resources only available to ADAPT members who are currently signed in, log into your ADAPT account to view these links.) Continuing our discussion on firearms safety, from general principles into good practices we need to understand how The Universal Safety Rules can be applied when we are handling our firearms. (Discussed in more detail in our previous article "Always start with safety." All firearms owners should be able to manipulate their weapons safely. This includes basic techniques such as checking the condition of a firearm, along with loading and unloading the firearm safely. In order to prevent a negligent discharge when simply handling the firearm every student must learn and constantly maintain good trigger finger discipline. This is the practice of keeping your finger off the trigger and on a safe reference point on the frame, until ready to shoot. Having this trained muscle memory into your hands takes practice. If your trigger finger is straight and in line with your muzzle this also helps to maintain muzzle consciousness. Other techniques that should be learned to aid with muzzle consciousness are the appropriate ways to remove and return your firearms from cases, slinging or placing a weapon on a rack, presentation from and safely returning to a holster. Besides loading and unloading safely, all shooters should know how to perform function and safety checks. Knowing how to inspect your firearm for damage, possible barrel obstructions, and appropriate working functionality. Shooters should also know how to properly identify malfunctions that may occur with their weapon, and know how to safely clear temporary stoppages, and when the issue is beyond the scope of normal malfunctions and maintenance. The shooter should know when to take the weapon to a professionally trained gunsmith. Another safety rule that is not always stated but should always be followed is to never attempt to catch a falling weapon. More about firearms safety coming soon! Future topics will include: (Click on the text to read the associated article.) Always start with safety Manipulations and handling as a point of firearms safety. Appropriate gear as a point of firearms safety. Range safety, and Range Etiquette. Marksmanship as a point of firearms safety. Considerations when choosing what type of instruction or instructor is right for your needs.
  13. Amanda Norris has become one of the leading voices of freedom and advocacy for the second amendment. As a holder of a Nevada Concealed Firearms Permit (CFP), Amanda trains regularly with her Glock 19 along with training in martial arts. She along with her husband, travel around the nation speaking on the need for CFP holders to carry on university campuses to legislators and in public hearings. Her story is disturbing, but it needs to be known. In the fall of 2007, Amanda Collins was returning to her car after finishing her midterms at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). Due to the lateness of the hour, she walked with a group of other students to the parking garage. This same parking garage is used by UNR’s campus police department. Upon arriving in the garage, the group separated. Amanda continued to her own car, unaware that James Biela, 26 was patiently hiding between two cars. As Amanda walked by his hiding spot, James tackled Amanda and jammed a pistol against her head. Amanda recounts that “He put a firearm to my temple…clocked off the safety, and told me not to say anything, before he raped me". On the UNR campus, within sight of the Campus police station and in an area that the University had declared a “Safe Zone”, Amanda Collins was violently and brutally attacked and raped. As Amanda lay alone, bruised and scared among the cars, James quietly and calmly walked away. Three months later, James Biela would attack again near the UNR campus. This time however he didn’t leave his next victim alive. Brianna Denison was raped and murdered in January, 2008. After his arrest, DNA tests linked James with at least two other sexual attacks in the area. James was found guilty of all charges; including kidnapping, sexual assault and first degree murder. James was sentenced to death and currently sits on death row. UNR, like most other private and public universities are gun free zones. This means that even with a legal concealed firearms permit (CFP), Amanda was not able to be armed on campus. It is a felony to carry a firearm onto the campus. Amanda, being a law abiding citizen was unarmed that night. James Biela on the other hand, patiently waited for his opportunity, knowing that he was going to violate the law. Moreover, James knew that his victim would be unarmed and that there would be very little she could do to stop him. “Had I been carrying that night, two other rapes would have been prevented and a young life would have been saved" Amanda recounted. She sees call boxes and rape whistles as “just sentiments that give a false sense of security". If the creation of laws and statutes alone have the ability to prevent such attacks, then there is no need for private citizens to defend themselves. However, as can be seen by everyone, the law alone did not help Amanda. She followed the law. Amanda has become an outspoken advocate for campus carry. Most universities in Utah currently allow students with CFPs to carry on campus, while a number of states have concealed carry on some campuses. Amanda Collins and groups like Students for Concealed Carry are fighting everyday to defend our fight to self protection. In fact, I am currently working with a like-minded group of fellow students to form a local chapter at UNLV.
  14. Our friend, and National Sales Manager, Jeff Spalding, unveiled Caracal’s new firearm offerings at SHOT Show this year after an evaluation of the company’s products and an important merger. The two main firearms that survived this evaluation and were deemed viable for the US market are the CP Series Pistol and the CS 308 Precision Rifle. Last year, Jeff came out to the range and allowed ADAPT staff to try out the “OG” Caracal pistol – the C series. We had a blast shooting that smooth handgun with almost zero perceptible recoil. We’re hoping we can convince Jeff to come back and bring these two new kids on the Caracal block sometime soon. Caracal CS 308 Precision Rifle Caracal’s entry into the high end precision rifle market, the CS 308 is manufactured from aerospace grade aluminum, available in .308, 338 or 50 caliber and features very light recoil with almost zero muzzle rise due to the muzzle break manufactured specifically for this rifle. Some of the cooler features are the adjustable, spring-loaded comb on the butt stock and customizable rake adjustment, length of pull and weight of the second stage of the trigger. This is a very adaptable firearm for any shooter with guaranteed sub-MOA accuracy. (Sub-MOA means accuracy exceeding one “minute of angle” or 1/60th of 1 degree; i.e. a 10 inch grouping at 1,000 yards.) Caracal CP Series Pistol The second generation of the caracal pistol, the 9 mm CP series is available in a full size 18-round capacity, a compact 15-round capacity, or a subcompact 13-round capacity. The frame, ergonomics, light recoil and trigger were left pretty much the same but there are several new features built in to this pistol based on consumer feedback from the American market. Deeper serrations on the one-piece slide to allow better grip for manipulations and interchangeability options for the sights are a few of these new features.
  15. Are there different levels of safety when it comes to firearms handling and training? Yes, we believe that there are and we are going to discuss some of the general safety rules used by most ranges and training institutions, then we are going to move into understanding how those rules may evolve as the individual’s training progresses. The Universal Safety Rules Many schools, agencies, organizations and firearms ranges have different rules for safety. Some of the rules sound very similar but are placed in a different order of importance. For instance, one of the most popular firearms safety rules, due in part to its promotion by the NRA is, "Always keep your muzzle pointed in a safe direction." This is a great safety rule because in itself it states, in not so many words " be aware of your surroundings, exercise care, be conscious of where your muzzle is pointed and be courteous to others around you" Most organized ranges state that when you are moving with an uncased firearm keep the muzzle pointed upwards as a safe direction. This rule should always state “when moving with an unloaded firearm… “ because if a round were inadvertently fired it has to come back down somewhere. The chances of someone being injured exist both if the muzzle is pointed up or down. We encourage our students to be constantly in control of their weapons and conscious of their muzzle at all times either up or down. We like to start our students off with understanding the proper mindset you should have when handling any firearm. So we start with our first rule, “Treat all weapons with respect and handle as if they were loaded.” Col. Jeff Cooper was quoted as saying the first rule was “All guns are always loaded.” We understand what he was saying, that you should always assume that a gun is loaded. However even when we know that the weapon is unloaded we want you to still treat the weapon with the same level of respect as you would a loaded firearm. The way we state the muzzle safety rule is “Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.” There are many safe muzzle positions that are situationally dependent upon your environment. The next few rules are usually in the same order: Keep your finger off of the trigger until you are ready to shoot. Some schools state “Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on target.” We like to go a step further and explain that sometimes you may be ready to shoot even when you are not looking at your sights. (Such as when shooting at “Close Contact”) The next rule on our list is "Know your target and what is in line with it." Others will say “Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.” Again taking another step we explain there is more to this rule. Knowing your target for instance involves a few skill sets in and of itself. First to know your target begins with target identification, asking is this the correct individual and threat assessment does this individual need to be shot? The legal ramifications both criminal and civil have to be considered during this phase, furthermore one should also have an understanding of the differences between legally justified and absolutely necessary. By using the words “in line with it” rather than simply “beyond” we also stress the consideration of the foreground and the ever changing environment of an engagement on the street. So to summarize and restate these rules: 1. Treat all weapons with respect and always handle as if they were loaded. 2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy. 3. Keep your finger off of the trigger and outside of the trigger guard until you are ready to shoot. 4. Know your target and what is in line with it. More about firearms safety coming soon! Future topics will include: (Click on the text to read the associated article.) Manipulations and handling as a point of firearms safety. Appropriate gear as a point of firearms safety. Range safety, and Range Etiquette. Marksmanship as a point of firearms safety. Considerations when choosing what type of instruction or instructor is right for your needs.
  16. Nevada: Concealed Carry Improvement Law Takes Effect Tomorrow, October 1 Senate Bill 76, passed in the Nevada Legislature and signed into law by Governor Brian Sandoval ® on May 29, takes effect on Tuesday, October 1. This new law requires that applicants for a concealed carry permit only qualify with a single handgun of their choosing and allows them to carry both semi-automatic handguns and revolvers. Previously an applicant would be required to qualify with each style of handgun they chose to carry – semi-auto, revolver or both. The NRA thanks all state Senators and state Representatives who voted for this critical pro-gun reform, and Governor Sandoval for signing SB 76 into law.
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    From the album: NV CFP 12/30/2012

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