Finding a range that allows realistic practice opportunities isn’t always easy. Rob Pincus discusses finding a quality range with the owner of Ancient City Shooting Range, Chuck Usina. Most ranges have very restrictive fundamental rules in regard to what type of shooting can be done. Look for ranges that already host defensive training or dynamic competitions. If you work with your shooting community, range management and range owners, you an often find that there are more opportunities than you might see at first glance. Many ranges may be open to a special membership or qualification process for more advanced shooters to allow them to train realistically.
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Browe Combat Optic
Rob Pincus demonstrates the benefits of the BROWE Combat Optic, the advanced sight that is perfect for use in live combat, on security patrol, or in certain cases, self-defense in the home.Watch Now >>
Reload Bolt Lock M4
Rob Pincus looks at two different reload positions with an M4 carbine. One position is efficient, safe, and gets you back in the fight quickly. The other is less efficient and even dangerous. Rob demonstrates reloads in both positions and explains why he believes keeping the carbine in three points of contact with the body while reloading is preferable.Watch Now >>
Recruiting Firearm Instructors for Your Range
Rob Pincus is with Chuck Usina at the Ancient City Shooting Range in St. Augustine, Florida, to talk about how range owners can find good firearm instructors to teach courses. Chuck advises doing research on what the firearm instructors teach, talking to their former students, and checking to make sure the instructors have positive feedback.…Watch Now >>
Interconnectedness of Defensive Firearm Training
Student alert! If your defensive firearms instructor is not giving you an integrated system of firearm manipulation techniques but rather a set of unconnected techniques that don't integrate well together, don't reinforce each other, and don't contribute to your efficiency by being consistent with one another, you need to challenge those techniques.Watch Now >>
“Qualified shooters “? What is this qualifications the range owner is talking about? What qualification does a person who wants train need?
When talking about “Qualified shooters”, Chuck was referring to his members and range specifically. His range regularly hosts instructors from around the country and through the sign-up process knows which of his members have attended courses. Those that have attended have shown through course completion to understand certain skills and shown the ability to apply them safely. Then for the members that have not attended any additional training through the range are required to have sign-off from himself or another Range Officer before being allowed to practice certain things such as drawing from a holster while practicing defensive shooting.
What they’re not telling you is that there is a waiting list. If you want to train @ Ancient City, you have to wait years for an opening
I’m blessed.i can shoot in my back yard
I think Ancient City range has closed. Website goes to a blank page. Too bad.
I live in the largest concentration of military on the east coast.Many civilian and X military that would love to shoot in a facility other than a small room upstairs of a gun shop that is hot in the summer and even hot in the winter with very little circulation.
I think one shop started this sub-par type of range and all the others said to themselves,”we are all full and making $$ so why do anything more”Very little if any Pro-Instruction due to area and indoors small shooting lanes.There is one outdoor excellent range about 40 miles away from most of the population.But you would have to be very wealthy to take a lesson or shoot there.I won’t mention the range name but the hint would be (Very Dark Liquid).Out of the question for most amiture shooters.
Great job Rob on an important topic!
We LOST our shooting range several years ago. I still don’t know the reason why? All we have left is an old borrow pit to shoot in. Better than nothing!