Monday, October 20, 2014

Personal Protection Minute: Warning Shots

Personal Protection Minute: Warning Shots

It is a bad idea to ever consider firing warning shots even in localities where it is legal. If your life is in reasonable and imminent danger of at least great bodily harm, then eliminate the threat. 

If you are unwilling to do so, then you should not carry a firearm for personal protection. Whereas lawfully using a firearm for self-defense is often a last resort tactic, the failure to do so when the threat is imminent can lead to bad consequences: warning shots, struck bystanders, stolen gun, being harmed, and etc. 

No credible Firearms Instructor will teach you to issue warning shots when your life is reasonably in imminent danger. If your life is "reasonably" in imminent danger, you either shoot the threat or do not shoot at all.

Today's tip was inspired from a news story out of WV, whereby it is alleged that a man and his wife were accosted by nine men who verbally threatened to harm them. The man, reportedly, drew his lawfully carried firearm and issued a warning shot at the sky. The nine men fled the scene. The "victim" was then arrested and charged with the crime of "Wanton Endangerment."
For more info on the subjects of Firearm Safety and Personal Protection, visit our blog on the Internet - Legally Armed In Detroit - at address:http://www.legallyarmedindetroit.com

About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Web: http://www.detroitccw.com.
Email: info@detroitccw.com
Phone: 313.733.7404

If this information was useful for you, would you please make a small recurring donation to support this site?

NTFSV - Name That Firearm Safety Violation: Tom Cruise in "Knight and Day"

NTFSV - Name That Firearm Safety Violation: How many safe gun handling violations, if any, do you in this Tom Cruise promo shot from his recent movie "Knight and Day?"

For more info on safe gun handling and responsible firearm ownership, visit our blog - Legally Armed In Detroit - on the Internet:http://www.legallyarmedindetroit.com/



If you can't see the image, visit our Detroit Michigan CCW Class blog site.

About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Web: http://www.detroitccw.com.
Email: info@detroitccw.com
Phone: 313.733.7404

If this information was useful for you, would you please make a small recurring donation to support this site?

Personal Protection Tip: Consider Hiring A House-Sitter

Personal Protection Tip: Consider Hiring A House-Sitter
If you are going to be away from your home for a while, you should consider employing the services of a house-sitter. The sitter could either be a professional whose track record and references you have vetted or a trusted relative or friend. An occupied residence is less likely to be targeted for a home invasion.
For maximum effect, the sitter should be entrusted with the following tasks, as applicable: snow removal, lawn maintenance, mail collection, flyer removal, taking trash cans to the curb, and etc.
For more personal protection tips, visit our blog - Legally Armed In Detroit - on the Internet: http://www.legallyarmedindetroit.com

About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Web: http://www.detroitccw.com.
Email: info@detroitccw.com
Phone: 313.733.7404

If this information was useful for you, would you please make a small recurring donation to support this site?

Friday, October 17, 2014

Personal Protection Tip: Cover Door Peep-Holes

Personal Protection Tip: Cover Door Peep-Holes

Peep-Holes are great security devices to have installed in doors because they allow home-owners or hotel guests to see who is on the other side before making a decision to open it. However, if they are not covered when not in use, peep-holes can, under the right circumstances, create a security liability.
Nowadays, anybody possessing a device known as a "Compact Reverse Peep-Hole Camera" can easily look inside your home or hotel room to survey the landscape before launching an invasion. These devices are relatively inexpensive and can be bought  for under $40 at Amazon.
Thus, if you do not want bad guys to be able to survey your home or hotel room, you should install inexpensive peep-hole covers for your doors at home and purchase a portable model for use when you travel away from home.

For more personal protection tips, visit our blog on the Internet: Legally Armed In Detroit.

About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Web: http://www.detroitccw.com.
Email: info@detroitccw.com
Phone: 313.733.7404

If this information was useful for you, would you please make a small recurring donation to support this site?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Detroit Michigan Concealed Pistol License Classes - Space Limited - Call Now: 313.733.7404

Detroit Michigan Concealed Pistol License - CCW CPL Classes - Space Limited - Call Now: 313.7337404

Sunday, Oct. 26th, 2014

We are pleased to announce another Michigan Concealed Pistol License CCW/CPL Class of this year! So, if you have a desire to qualify for a Concealed Pistol License, so that you can feel safe, register for our next class.Saturday, Oct. 11th, 2014

Location:
Southfield L.A.I.D. Center
19111 W. 10 Mile Road

Main Conference Room #224
Southfield, Michigan 48075

Tuition ($150)

Register here ==> Click here!

Range expenses will be incurred at the range to handle gun rental, range time, ammunition costs, and a fee for a target. The estimated fee is $35.

Our class starts at 8:00 a.m. sharp!

Sunday, Oct. 26th, 2014





More info on Detroit Michigan CCW Class is available at our web site.

FREE Crime Prevention Ebooks For A Limited Time!

Register for this CCW Class and receive the following Ebooks:



Total Value $115!!!!! - Yours For FREE - Register Now!

Register now: Click here!

About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Web: http://www.detroitccw.com.
Email: info@detroitccw.com
Phone: 313.733.7404

If this information was useful for you, would you please make a small recurring donation to support this site?

Personal Protection Tip: Carry A Walking Stick

Personal Protection Tip: Carry A Walking Stick

Over the last couple of years, I have seen an increase in the number of people who are in the possession of either a walking stick or a cane. In the preceding years, the persons I observed with canes were usually senior citizens who appeared to actually need them for support while standing or walking.
Nowadays, a cane or a walking stick appears to be standard fare for many people out in public. Due to the fact that the bearers "seem" to walk pretty good and in many cases the end of the cane rarely touches the ground, I have reached the conclusions that people are now carrying them "in plain sight" as a self-defense tool.
In the proper hands, a cane or a walking stick can be a formidable and indispensable tool against an attacker. Additionally, you can usually carry them in places where you could not carry a firearm. I am not arguing that it is better to have a cane when being attacked than having a gun but being armed with a sturdy cane beats not having anything.

Moreover, several self-defense instructors have picked up on the trend and now offer for sale a variety of fighting systems and specialized training materials that feature the usage of a cane or a walking stick. One such system - Cane Fu - was even featured in an ABC national news story.

For more personal protection tips, visit our blog on the Internet: Legally Armed In Detroit.

About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Web: http://www.detroitccw.com.
Email: info@detroitccw.com
Phone: 313.733.7404

If this information was useful for you, would you please make a small recurring donation to support this site?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Speaking Engagement: Michigan Campaign for Liberty Dinner - Nov. 5th, 2014

The Case Against Gun Control: Join me for an evening of food, fellowship, and good conversation at the next Oakland County Campaign for Liberty Meeting on November 5th, 2014 at 6:30pm. I will speaking on the subject of gun rights and gun control. It will be a great event for all in attendance. Shield's Pizza - 1476 W. Maple Road, Troy, MI - RSVP here =>https://www.facebook.com/events/1505849473004735/



 About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Web: http://www.detroitccw.com.
Email: info@detroitccw.com
Phone: 313.733.7404

If this information was useful for you, would you please make a small recurring donation to support this site?

Personal Protection Tip: Don't Share Your Vulnerability On TV

Personal Protection Tip: Don't Share Your Vulnerability On TV


It is certainly understandable how a neighbor of a murdered victim would want to speak out on the senseless killing of a senior citizen. After all, she knew him - an 84 year old Vietnam Vet - for over 60 years. However, it was completely ill-advised for her to say on TV that she and her husband live across the street and that they do not have a means of protecting themselves.
In the article, the neighbor was identified by full name and was quoted as saying, "I'm a nervous wreck. Because we don't know who did this, was this someone in the neighborhood? Are they capable of coming back. We're senior citizens and I don't have anything to protect myself, and my husband."
If the victim's neighbors had not thought of buying a firearm before now, I would urge her to do so now or move out of the neighborhood since she just advertised to all of metro-Detroit and to her neighbor's killer that she and her husband are elderly, scared, nearby, and defenseless. Predators in metro-Detroit have no qualms against home-invading, raping, robbing, and killing people, especially senior citizens. Do not give them an invitation.
I pray for the comfort of the family of the victim and petition that the killer be brought to justice and receives harsh punishment for his crime. Moments like this make me wish that Michigan had the death penalty.

About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Web: http://www.detroitccw.com.
Email: info@detroitccw.com
Phone: 313.733.7404

If this information was useful for you, would you please make a small recurring donation to support this site?

NTFSV - Name That Firearm Safety Violation: The Blues Brothers

In the following photo, which fundamental firearm safety rules, if any, are being violated?

How many safe firearm handling violations, if any, do you see in this promotional photo from the movie "The Blues Brothers?"



If you can't see the image, visit our Detroit Michigan CCW Class blog site.

About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Web: http://www.detroitccw.com.
Email: info@detroitccw.com
Phone: 313.733.7404

If this information was useful for you, would you please make a small recurring donation to support this site?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Detroit Michigan Concealed Pistol License CCW CPL Class - Sunday, Oct. 26th, 2014

Detroit Michigan Concealed Pistol License - CCW CPL Classes - Space Limited - Call Now: 313.7337404

Sunday, Oct. 26th, 2014

We are pleased to announce another Michigan Concealed Pistol License CCW/CPL Class of this year! So, if you have a desire to qualify for a Concealed Pistol License, so that you can feel safe, register for our next class.Saturday, Oct. 11th, 2014

Location:
Southfield L.A.I.D. Center
19111 W. 10 Mile Road

Main Conference Room #224
Southfield, Michigan 48075

Tuition ($150)

Register here ==> Click here!

Range expenses will be incurred at the range to handle gun rental, range time, ammunition costs, and a fee for a target. The estimated fee is $35.

Our class starts at 8:00 a.m. sharp!

Sunday, Oct. 26th, 2014





More info on Detroit Michigan CCW Class is available at our web site.

FREE Crime Prevention Ebooks For A Limited Time!

Register for this CCW Class and receive the following Ebooks:



Total Value $115!!!!! - Yours For FREE - Register Now!

Register now: Click here!

About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Web: http://www.detroitccw.com.
Email: info@detroitccw.com
Phone: 313.733.7404

If this information was useful for you, would you please make a small recurring donation to support this site?

LAID Personal Protection Minute: Suppression Fire

Personal Protection Minute: Suppression Fire


As I engaged in my daily ritual of surveying the blogosphere for stories of interest in my areas of expertise - Firearm Safety and Personal Protection - I came across a widely discussed story about a recent shooting in St. Louis.
In that story, it was alleged by local law enforcement that an officer was engaged in a gun fight with an armed attacker who initiated the conflict. The armed man, Vonderrit Myers Jr., died from his injuries. 
The family of the decedent are disputing law enforcement's version of the story. They allege that Meyers did not own a firearm and that the number of times that the officer discharged his firearm - a reported 17 times - was excessive.
The officer's attorney explained away the high number of discharges by alleging that officer was at a tactical disadvantage due to Myers shooting from higher ground. Further, it was explained that "part of those rounds were suppression rounds to try to get the suspect to stop shooting at him."
Suppressive Fire is defined by NATO as “the application of fire, coordinated with the maneuver of forces, to destroy, neutralize or suppress the enemy.” Obviously, the practice is a military tactic.
As a personal protection instructor, I do not advise using tactics such as suppressive fire due to the simple fact that the shooter is discharging his firearm without a proper sight picture. Discharged bullets pose a safety hazard for anyone in the general area as they can travel great distances.
Suppressive fire, in theory, is a tactic that makes sense on the battle field. In that environment, anyone in the direction of live fire is probably a "good" and valid target. That assumption does not apply on the streets of densely populated city.
In the aforementioned incident, no one was injured other than the alleged gunman. I doubt that the involved officer will face repercussions for using suppressive fire. His fate will be solely determined by whether he was justified in using lethal force. However, let this post be a warning to law abiding citizens who are engaged in a self-defense incident to not blindly discharge their firearms in the direction of their attackers.
Bullets do not have names on them. If you discharge your firearm in self-defense which results with either an innocent being injured or killed, you will face serious and dire consequences.
For more info on the subjects of Firearm Safety and Personal Protection, visit our blog on the Internet - Legally Armed In Detroit - at address:http://www.legallyarmedindetroit.com

About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Web: http://www.detroitccw.com.
Email: info@detroitccw.com
Phone: 313.733.7404

If this information was useful for you, would you please make a small recurring donation to support this site?

NTFSV - Name That Firearm Safety Violation: Red Dawn Promo Shot

In the following photo, which fundamental firearm safety rules, if any, are being violated?

How many safe firearm handling violations, if any, do you see in this promotional photo of actors from the Red Dawn" remake?


If you can't see the image, visit our Detroit Michigan CCW Class blog site.

About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Web: http://www.detroitccw.com.
Email: info@detroitccw.com
Phone: 313.733.7404

If this information was useful for you, would you please make a small recurring donation to support this site?

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

NRA Range Safety Officer Certification Class - Sat. Jan. 3rd, 2015 - Southfield, MI

NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) Certification Class 

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 at 9am

The nine hour course is designed to provide candidates with the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.

Range Safety Officer candidates will learn roles and responsibilities of an RSO:

Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
Range Inspection
Range Rules
Range Briefings
Emergency Procedures
Firearm Stoppages and Malfunctions.

Each Range Safety Officer Candidate will receive an :

RSO Student Study Guide
a Basic Firearm Training Program brochure,
an NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure,
an Instructor Application/Course Evaluation form

NRA Range Safety Officers must be 21 years of age or older, score 90 percent on the examination, and conduct a practical exercise (in class).
The course will be taught by Rick Ector of Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit. Ector is an NRA Chief Range Safety Officer.

The class will be conducted on Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 at the following venue at 9am: LAID, 19111 W. 10 Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075.

Parking is FREE and secure.

Course tuition is $125


Space in the class is extremely limited. If you are interested, sign up now.

Register here: 
http://rick9mm.eventbee.com/event?eid=104029815

Note: All sales final. We reserve the right to change class location to ensure students are best accommodated.

Detroit Michigan Concealed Pistol License Class - Saturday, Oct. 11th, 2014 - RSVP NOW!

Detroit Michigan Concealed Pistol License - CCW CPL Classes - Space Limited - Call Now: 313.7337404

Saturday, Oct. 11th, 2014

We are pleased to announce another Michigan Concealed Pistol License CCW/CPL Class of this year! So, if you have a desire to qualify for a Concealed Pistol License, so that you can feel safe, register for our next class.Saturday, Oct. 11th, 2014

Location:
Southfield L.A.I.D. Center
19111 W. 10 Mile Road

Main Conference Room #224
Southfield, Michigan 48075

Tuition ($150)

Register here ==> Click here!

Range expenses will be incurred at the range to handle gun rental, range time, ammunition costs, and a fee for a target. The estimated fee is $35.

Our class starts at 8:00 a.m. sharp!

Saturday, Oct. 11th, 2014





More info on Detroit Michigan CCW Class is available at our web site.

FREE Crime Prevention Ebooks For A Limited Time!

Register for this CCW Class and receive the following Ebooks:



Total Value $115!!!!! - Yours For FREE - Register Now!

Register now: Click here!

About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Web: http://www.detroitccw.com.
Email: info@detroitccw.com
Phone: 313.733.74

If this information was useful for you, would you please make a small recurring donation to support this site?