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Welcome to Training for Life!

July 6, 2009

Training for Life, LLC is committed to providing you with the defensive firearms skills you need. Click here for the course schedule.

CWP course added for August

July 16, 2014

August 2014

Sunday, August 17: CWP Course

Glock 42

July 15, 2014

The Glock 42 is a real winner. These were my first 5 shots of the day, and only my second time shooting a Glock 42. It’s safe to say that all of your Glock skills will immediately transfer to this little Glock. This is a half-size IPSC target at 40 yards.


Video from recent IDPA match

July 14, 2014

I really liked this stage.


Suarez International reloading doctrine

July 13, 2014

One of the elements of Suarez International gunfighting doctrine that tends to cause lots of discussion is the way we encourage students to perform their reloads: by default, we retain the used magazine. There are lots and lots of tacticool guys on the Interwebz who favor playing Hansel and Gretel with used magazines, but as WT member Saladin (who has been there and done that) famously remarked during the subgun class in Prescott: “Ammo don’t come in magazines.”

Without a reliable magazine to feed from, your semi-automatic becomes only slightly more useful than a muzzle-loader. I’m sorry if that hurts the Hansels’ tacticool pride, but that is the truth of the matter. Because the Hansels usually misrepresent what we teach to fit their preconceived notions, I figured I’d post what we teach on this blog. I have also added some personal observations on unexpected benefits of following what we teach.

Read the rest on the Suarez International blog tomorrow…

Close Range Gunfighting course added for October 2014

July 13, 2014

I have been able to add a Close Range Gunfighting 2 class to the schedule on October 4-5! You can find the full details and register on the Suarez International site.

CRG-2 is the class where the rubber really meets the road as far as fighting with a handgun goes. You can find the AAR for the CRG-2 class that JD Lester and I taught on Memorial Day weekend in North Carolina here. As the class descriptions says: “In two days, you will receive more information than most armed professionals ever get.” It’s not bragging if it’s true!

The CRG-2 class description also says “THIS COURSE IS NOT FOR THE NOVICE SHOOTER”. If you have any doubt about your level of preparation for this class, you can come refine your skills in the Advanced CWP Course on September 21, but please know that this class is already over half full by now.

Also, please know that there is still space in the CQB-Fighting in Structures in Columbia that JD and I will be teaching next weekend. So if you’d like to learn this vital skill, here is your chance.

Advanced CWP course added for fall 2014

July 6, 2014

Sunday, September 21: Advanced CWP course

This class is the next logical class to take after taking your CWP course. I know that a bunch of you were asking for this class, so here it is. Click on the link above to get the full details. Let me know if you want in, and I’ll send you the application form.

Detroit woman shoots her way out of driveway ambush

May 11, 2014

She did not give up, despite being hit four times herself. Full story here.


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