The VFT Blog

May 11, 2019

NM Fingerprint Requirements

This is a quick note about the fingerprint requirements for New Mexico CCW. All of this is written in the NM Booklet, but let me break […]
May 11, 2019

DSF – My Own Experience

     In the Summer of 2018, I started teaching USCCA’s Defensive Shooting Fundamentals (DSF).  A learned a few of the ideas and concepts years prior, but […]
April 27, 2019

Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9MM – Is this the right gun for you?

As I continue to build this business up, I find myself using excuses to buy guns I might not otherwise buy. Now, the more I am […]
April 27, 2019

VFT Fees Schedule

Concealed Carry Course The initial 15-hour, 2 day Concealed Carry Course to meet state requirements cost $115 paid to Vigilant Firearms Training.  In addition to the […]
April 26, 2019

CCW for LEO / Military in NM

The State of New Mexico has some benefits for military members and law enforcement officers when it comes to concealed carry licensing.  There are no application […]
April 26, 2019

Anticipating the Shot

Recently, I had a student attending a Basic Handgun Shooting course after he attended a conceal carry course with another instructor. He said he wanted to […]
April 26, 2019

One of the First Gun Lessons

From the early days of my career, I was taught the sequence for the Gatlin gun.  Feed, Chamber, Lock, Fire, Unlock, Extract, Eject.  I needed to […]
April 23, 2019

Welcome to the VFT Blog!

Here we’ll share news, tips & tricks, USCCA information, as well as New Mexico specific updates on firearms safety and concealed carry laws.