Allen McBee co-owner of Palisade Training Group, LLC looks at the importance of properly greeting students and why it is beneficial for both student and instructor.

Posted: Thursday, January 21, 2021

Steve Moses discusses the importance of actually working from concealment in basic concealed carry classes.

Posted: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

FTA is the presenting sponsor of the Larry Vickers Podcast. In this episode Larry interviews world class pistolsmith Jason Burton of Heirloom Precision.

Posted: Thursday, January 14, 2021

Steve Moses looks at the "Fence" position as taught by Craig Douglas of Extreme Close Quarters Concepts.

Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Steve Moses looks at some positive aspects of including unarmed defensive tactics into traditional handgun classes.

Posted: Thursday, January 7, 2021

Jeremy Tye looks at why repeating the same drills over and over in one range session may not be the best plan.

Posted: Thursday, December 31, 2020

Steve Moses looks at teaching students the possible negative legal consequences that can occur from making a bad choice to display their firearm.

Posted: Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Steve Moses looks at the responsibility instructors have to put out good information.

Posted: Thursday, December 17, 2020

Steve Moses looks at teaching struggling students.

Posted: Thursday, December 10, 2020

Steve Moses looks at the challenges of teaching students when to shoot in self-defense.

Posted: Thursday, December 10, 2020

In the final part of this series Jeremy Tye looks at how competition can help to improve the mental aspects of shooting.

Posted: Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Steve Moses looks at teaching movement in CCW Classes.

Posted: Thursday, December 3, 2020

Jeremy Tye looks at how shooting in competition can help you learn what gear and techniques can be effective and improve your skill set.

Posted: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Jeremy Tye looks at why shooting in competition can improve the physical skills needed to use a firearm effectively.

Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Jeremy Tye looks at why shooting in competition makes him a better professional firearms trainer.

Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Steve Moses go over his reasons for joining FTA and why other professional firearms trainers should consider it.

Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2020


Any firearms trainer who is also a writer that believes that he or she is a subject matter expert on virtually everything other trainers might actually find value in is in dire need of counseling, medication, or both. The following article is being written by someone who knows that their knowledge in this area is lacking.

I have been writing firearm and training articles for several decades, the majority of which were based upon prior training that I had taken, written material that other trainers had produced, interviews, or just old-fashioned research. I have also been teaching defensive firearm classes since 1994 and marketing my own classes since 1996. During that time, I have also been a student many times in classes taught ...

Posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2020

The ammunition shortage has had a major impact upon that subset of concealed carriers who realize that mere ownership of a firearm does not equip with them the critical knowledge and skills to competently deal with violent criminal attackers.

Posted: Thursday, November 5, 2020

Part Two is a continuation of a conversation with experienced students David Cagle and Luke Cagle, both of which are under the age of 25.

Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2020

When it comes to adult learning, there are three commonly accepted general learning styles: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic.

Posted: Tuesday, October 27, 2020

About five years ago we significantly changed the way that we were teaching our basic pistol classes. We based our decision upon the fact that 100% of our objective in each class was focused upon defending our life

Posted: Friday, October 23, 2020

Miniature/Micro Red Dot Sights, or MRDS, are the way of the future. There really isn’t a good argument against them these days. “They aren’t reliable”, “They are too expensive”, “I’m good enough already”, or the most popular excuse, “I tried one, it made me slower”, it’s all rubbish.

Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

CCW Safe is proud to announce Industry Partnerships with some of the greatest subject matter experts in the firearms world, Jamey Caldwell and JJ Racaza. These gentlemen join Larry Vickers to partner with the Industry’s unquestioned leader in providing legal service plans to concealed carriers through CCW Safe and providing professional liability benefits to trainers through Firearms Trainers Association. With Jamey and JJ, CCW Safe and FTA are able to leverage the knowledge and experience these gentlemen have accumulated in their long careers and pass it along to our members through content collaboration and consultation. We welcome Jamey and JJ! Stay tuned for more!

Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020

Doctor William Aprill died August 6, 2020. William’s career spanned from being a deputy sheriff and Special Deputy U.S. Marshal to decorated competitive shooter who conducted training for civilians, law enforcement, and military in various defensive fighting skills for three decades to being a practicing licensed mental health professional.

Posted: Monday, August 10, 2020


Posted: Friday, August 9, 2019

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