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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.

December 17, 2014


I’m very happy to be able to announce the class schedule for the first half of 2015. Basically, 2015 will be a year of advanced classes.

On Feb 6-8, JD Lester and I will kick things off with Advanced Rifle Gunfighting.

On March 14, I will teach a Defensive Pistol Marksmanship course (not on the Suarez schedule yet, but will be soon) as a refresher or prep class.

On March 15, I will teach an Advanced CWP Course. This course is currently on sale for only $150. Gift certificates are available for those who wish to give the gift of training this Christmas.

On April 25-26, I will teach Force on Force Gunfighting.

If you’ve never taken Force on Force training before, you will need to order a Green Gas-operated Airsoft version of your carry gun (or as close to it as you can get) with at least one spare magazine, and Green Gas (or a propane canister with an adapter). For example, an Airsoft version of a compact Glock can be found here. The spring-operated Airsoft guns available locally will not work for this class.

If you’ve taken Force on Force Gunfighting before, it’s time for a refresher. I think this course should be taken at least annually, because where else do we get to practice multiple gunfights in one weekend?

Finally, on May 23-24, JD Lester and I will teach CRG3 – Advanced Gunfighting in Haw River, NC. This is a great class for everyone who is ready to take their skills to the next level. This will be the first time this class is taught anywhere in the Carolinas. We have a beautiful facility in Haw River for this class, which is worth travelling to if you live in SC.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need more information.

Stay dangerous.


Glock 42 high capacity magazine test

November 12, 2014

I recently got the chance to test a Glock 42 magazine that holds 1 more round than normal thanks to MagGuts magazine internals. This means the total capacity is increased from 6+1 to 7+1 without any increase in overall dimensions! I fired 50 rounds of Tula .380 with zero magazine-induced malfunctions. If it works with Tula, all other ammo should work as well.

Thanks to Eric Galloway with Galloway Precision for the use of the magazine.

Buyer beware: CWP instructor arrested, charged with perjury, permits revoked

September 30, 2014

This Monday, Andrew A. Gajadhar of Columbia, SC was arrested for selling CWP training certificates without providing the required training. He has been charged with 29 counts of perjury. Apparently, this had been going on for years, and over 350 permits from 27 different counties are being revoked.

Here is the press release issued by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division:…ss/SNP0766.pdf

My next CWP course dates are on October 26 and November 1. It may take all day, but you’ll learn a lot of useful stuff, and get to shoot as well.

CWP course added for November

September 30, 2014

November 2: CWP Course

CWP course scheduled for October.

September 21, 2014

My next CWP course will be on October 26. Full details here.

How to get shot by the police

August 21, 2014

The young gentleman in this video clearly should have paid more attention to the Chris Rock video I posted earlier:

Holding  a knife while advancing on a police officer yelling “Shoot Me!” is a pretty good way of making sure you get shot by the police.

Edited to add:

November 2014 classes

August 19, 2014

November 8: Defensive Pistol Marksmanship

November 9: Defensive Shotgun

November 8 & 9: Defensive Pistol Marksmanship and Defensive Shotgun Value Class ($50 off)


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