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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.

Upcoming classes

February 15, 2015

The rifle class this past weekend was a great success. Here are the next classes coming up:

March 14: Defensive Pistol Marksmanship

March 15: Advanced CWP Course

Police critic gets Force on Force training

January 11, 2015

Like I say in my CWP class: “When dealing with the police, just go with the flow. If you don’t agree with what they are doing, have your lawyer sort it out later.”

Come to the Force on Force training in April to experience some of this yourself. Fortunately, we don’t have to deal with belligerent, uncooperative suspects and take them into custody as part of our job. Our job is to go home to our families – preferably unharmed – with the minimum of fuss, but making good decisions under stress really should be practiced so you can make better decisions during a real situation.

Do you choose France or America?

January 9, 2015


CNN’s take on Charlie Hebdo attack

January 8, 2015

I just checked CNN to see if the perpetrators of yesterday’s attack had been caught yet. I saw this bit of video of some despicable CNN twerp breathlessly reporting on the lack of news from France:

Just listen to the words he uses:

“Bloodshed” instead of terrorist attack

“Gunmen” instead of terrorists

“Killed” instead of murdered

“Executing” instead of murdering

“High caliber weapons” That’s just an idiotic phrase used by journalists who don’t know a Glock from a Hi-Point.

His word choice reveals his worldview that guns are bad, and probably caused this outrage, and the terrorists are really just misunderstood freedom fighters, and he is deliberately trying to use this incident to push for more gun control here in the US by conflating guns with senseless violence against innocents. Well, France has GREAT gun control. Some cops involved in the incident did not even carry guns. And look at where that got them.

Would I have been ready?

January 8, 2015

Watch the unedited footage of yesterday’s attack in Paris on this site, while you still can:…s_schiete.html

Then ask yourself this question: “Would I have been ready if this had happened outside of MY office, car or home?”

And if the answer is “No”, then ask yourself: “What am I going to do about it?”

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.


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