New for 2022, I plan to open the range one Saturday each month (usually the 4th Saturday) to people who have previously attended a class at Sheepdog Marksmanship Training. Cost is $25 per person (targets and use of steel included). You must register in advance on our webpage (so I know who is attending). I will be on the range to offer assistance, provide recommendations, etc, but this is an opportunity for you to train on what you need to work on. These training days will primarily focus on handgun proficiency, but I will also open the rifle line with prior coordination. Contact me with any questions. First Open Training Saturday is January 29th.
The Hong Konger Movie
Looks to be a great film. Don’t ever take our freedom for granted!
National Shooting Sports Month
August is National Shooting Sports Month. This is the coolest August weather in Texas I can remember so saying it’s “too hot” to go shooting or take a shooting class is no excuse (plus I just added another layer of spray foam to the building so the classroom will be even better). Next weekend’s Intermediate Pistol course is a great opportunity for training and the perfect way to participate in National Shooting Sports Month. I will also address Constitutional Carry for those that haven’t gotten your LTC (still smart to get your LTC though). Sign up at http://www.sheepdogmarksmanship.com
Super Awesome! Army Marksmanship Unit’s 1LT Amber English wins Gold medal in skeet.
Ammo prices and availability
Simple observation, but price and availability of most popular ammo seems to be improving. Price for quality brass 9mm ball ammo online has dropped from the ridiculous $0.80/round range down to $0.40 or less. Steel and aluminum cased ammo even less and prices at Academy are even better. 5.56mm ammo stays on for several days. So…hopefully, the worst is passed us and training won’t be so expensive! It will still be a while before things get closer to “normal” levels, but at least things appear to be headed in the right direction.
EOTECH Vudu 1-8x
So I finally got my new EOTECH Vudu 1-8 precision rifle scope today. Very happy, but getting a new optic often comes with a downside…call it the “scope shuffle”. I use the word “downside” loosely in that replacing a scope on one rifle often shifts that scope to a different rifle, and in this case, the addition of a scope to a third rifle that was lacking one. So out to the range we go to get everything zeroed in.
The new scope is great. Super clear glass and I really like the HC3 reticle and the .5MOA illuminated dot. Adjustments are crisp and zeroing out the turrets is quick and easy.
Nice day to shoot a few rounds and get everything zeroed. Keep a look out for future rifle classes! You will enjoy the environment and range.
Pistol Stabilizing Braces
Please take a few minutes to comment on the ATF’s proposal to ban Pistol Braces and reclassify those weapons as Short-barreled Rifles. This redefinition of a rifle will instantly make upwards of 10 million law abiding gun owners into felons and do NOTHING to reduce crime. By the ATF’s own admission, Pistols with braces have only been used TWICE in mass shootings. 2 out of 10 million+. This isn’t about reducing guns in the hand of criminals. It is only about CONTROL of law abiding citizens. Watch Colion’s video below and share with everyone. Comment on the ATF’s proposed rule and contact your senators.
First Shots Handgun Event
Join us Saturday, July 3rd for a National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) First Shots Handgun event. The class starts at 9:00am, lasts approximately 4 hours and is designed for new handgun owners or those interested in learning how to shoot. Class instruction covers safe firearms handling, an introduction to handguns and a session on the range. Your $40 registration includes the use of a .22LR pistol, ammunition, instructional materials and a T-Shirt from Sheepdog Marksmanship Training. We provide refreshments, but feel free to bring your own lunch. Limited to 6 participants so sign up soon. Share the flyer below with your friends and family. Sign up today and Register Here!
Combined Basic Pistol & LTC class 19 June
This class is a great opportunity to get basic handgun training and complete the requirements for your License to Carry all in one day. My training builds confidence and competence and there are many benefits to getting your LTC even with the passage of Constitutional Carry.
Constitutional Carry summary.
Here’s a great summary of the final Texas Constitutional Carry bill. This is a very positive move for our 2A rights! That said, I still think it’s smart to get your LTC….benefits of LTC include reciprocity with additional states (also, not all Constitutional Carry states allow non-residents to carry under their laws), expedited firearms purchases from dealers (no additional background check), campus carry limited to LTC holders only, and some additional legal protections. Please share this link.
HB 1927 Final Version: What does it say?