The VFT Blog

September 22, 2019

1986 Miami FBI Shootout Lessons

For those of you who have taken a class with me, I often refer to a famous 1986 Miami shootout between FBI agents and bank robbers […]
August 15, 2019

Defensive Shooting Fundamentals – What To Expect

USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Level 1 Information Course Cost: $280.00($298.28 with Tax), payable as follows: $250.00 ($268.28 with tax) to Instructor  To register, go to my […]
August 1, 2019

USCCA Instructor Development Course

For anyone considering becoming a USCCA Firearms Instructor, wanting to increase their instructor knowledge, or wants to be state certified to teach New Mexico Concealed Carry, […]
July 13, 2019

NM CCW: Caliber & Gun Type Explained

You know that you want to have a Conceal Carry Endorsement (or maybe you already have it!) and you know you have come to the right […]
June 19, 2019

Demystifying the AR-15

Beloved by many, despised by many others, the AR-15 is the most controversial firearm in America. The gun’s notoriety primarily stems from its use in some […]
May 30, 2019

5 Tips for Safe Concealed Carry

Millions of Americans have made the decision to take their personal security into their own hands by carrying a concealed firearm. Though the specific motivations undoubtedly […]
May 22, 2019

The 4 Universal Gun Safety Rules, Plus a Few More You Should Follow

Protecting myself and those I care about is what first interested me about firearms. Given my goal of being more safe in more situations, it’d be […]
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 […]
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