Wednesday, September 17, 2014

NTFSV - Name That Firearm Safety Violation: This Gun For Hire

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

How many firearm safety violations, if any, do you see in this promo shot for the 1942 movie "This Gun For Hire" which starred Alan Ladd?.



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, September 16, 2014

Pistol and Handgun Cleaning and Maintenance Workshop - Sat. Sept. 20th - Detroit, Michigan

Handgun/Pistol Cleaning and Maintenance Workshop

Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 10am

This purpose of this class is to teach students the importance of regularly cleaning their handguns. A handgun should be cleaned after every use to ensure that it operates as designed. An improperly cleaned and maintained firearm could malfunction or fall into a state of disrepair which will not be covered by a manufacturer's warranty.

Students enrolled in this course will be taught how to clean their handgun. Paying a gun shop to clean your handgun is a wasted expense. Save your money and do it yourself.

Space in this class is extremely limited. This course will not be offered again until 2015. Tuition is only $49.99. Register NOW:

http://www.eventbee.com/event?eid=163223162

The agenda is comprehensive:

A. Fundamental Firearm Safety Rules
B. Reasons For Firearm Cleaning
C. How Your Firearm Become Dirty
D. How Often Firearms Need Cleaning
E. Firearm Cleaning Precautions
F. Necessary Firearm Cleaning Supplies
G. How To Clean Your Firearm
H.How To Save Money Cleaning Your Own Gun

Register Now: http://www.eventbee.com/event?eid=163223162

Thursday, September 11, 2014

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NRA RSO Class: Only ONE Seat Left - Tuition $125 - Sat. Sept. 13th - RSVP NOW!

NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) Certification Class 
Saturday, September 13th, 2014 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.

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, September 13th, 2014 at the following venue at 9am: LADS, 613 Abbott St, Detroit, MI.

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=122122325

NTFSV - Name That Firearm Safety Violation: Morgan Freemen in Red

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

The following is a promotional photo for the movie Red.



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, September 10, 2014

Name That Firearm Safety Violation: No Good Deed

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

The following is a promotional photo for the movie No Good Deed.



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?

Name That Firearm Safety Violation: Let's Be Cops

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

The following is a promotional photo from the movie Let's Be Cops.



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?

L.A.I.D. Black Tees Are In Stock! Order Your "Legally Armed In Detroit" Gear NOW!

LAID BLACK TEES IN STOCK!!!
Get Your Legally Armed In Detroit Gear Today!
As low as $19.99 USD per Shirt + $6 First Class P&H per Shirt


This is the first-time ever that we have offered for sale our shirt in black. This will probably be the only time we offer this shirt for sale this year. Thus, there will be a high demand for it, especially in larger sizes. If you want to assure that you can purchase this shirt, you are strongly encouraged to buy NOW.

Our black Tee will not be offered for sale again until 2015. BUY NOW!!!

PRE-ORDER NOW!


Sizes Available
All purchased shirts will be shipped USPS first class mail.

Thank you for your business!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Late Registration: Price Increase On NRA RSO Class - Sat. Sept. 13th - Southfield, MI

NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) Certification Class 
Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 8am

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.

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, September 13th, 2014 at the following venue at 8am: L.A.I.D., 19111 W. 10 Mile Road, Southfield, MI.

Parking is FREE and secure.

Course tuition is $125. $175 (Late Registration)


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

Register here: http://rick9mm.eventbee.com/event?eid=122122325

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Last Thoughts On The Wafer Case In Dearborn Heights

Last Thoughts On The Wafer Case In Dearborn Heights

Today, Theodore Wafer received a sentence of 15 - 30 years for shooting McBride on his porch as a result of his Second Degree Murder conviction. His defense case was an uphill battle from the start. He first stated that he did not know his shotgun was loaded and that it discharged accidentally. Later, he revised his position by stating that he shot in self-defense.

Although I advise persons to NEVER make statements to the police without an attorney present, he should have stuck to his original story and took a plea for Manslaughter. Of course, hindsight is 20/20 but his credibility took a huge hit when he changed his story. As a consequence, I seriously question the talent and expertise of his attorney.

For the record, firearms are ALWAYS loaded and you keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready for shoot. In addition, if you own a firearm for home defense and/or personal protection, it is IMPERATIVE that you know and fully understand that law on lethal force and self-defense. Not doing so, is an eventual and assured path to prison.

As we all should know now, if you believe someone is breaking into your house, wait until they actually breach your home before you shoot him. From legal, tactical, and political perspectives, the opening of your front door to shoot through a locked screen door is not a wise move.

As for his sentence, I believe that Wafer thought his home was actually being invaded. The big problem is that the evidence did not support that claim and the jury convicted him of Second Degree Murder. A conviction of two (Felony Firearm) PLUS 15 - 30 is huge pill to swallow BUT NOT knowing the law is NO EXCUSE.

If you own a firearm or are considering buying a firearm, please make sure that you know the law. If you don't know, contact me and I will get you enrolled in either a CPL Class or my next Lethal Force Seminar.

It is that important.


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?

Saturday, August 30, 2014

NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) Certification - Sat. Sept. 13, 2014 - Tuition $125 - Detroit, MI

NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) Certification Class 
Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 8am

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.

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, September 13th, 2014 at the following venue at 8am: L.A.I.D., 19111 W. 10 Mile Road, Southfield, MI.

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=122122325

Pre-Order Your Black LAID T-Shirt Today! Only 4 Days Left!

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Pre-order period: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - Wednesday, September 2nd, 2014.

Estimated Shipping Date To Customers: Monday, September 8th, 2014.

This is the first-time ever that we have offered for sale our shirt in black. This will probably be the only time we offer this shirt for sale this year. Thus, there will be a high demand for it, especially in larger sizes. If you want to assure that you can purchase this shirt, you are strongly encouraged to pre-order.

Of course, we will also carry a limited inventory in assorted sizes to fill other orders, however we make no guarantees that we will carry enough quantities to ensure that we can fill your order at the time you seek to make a purchase. If we are out of your size, the web site will not allow you to place an order.

PRE-ORDER NOW!


Sizes Available
All purchased shirts will be shipped USPS first class mail.

Thank you for your business!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Rick Ector to Speak About Personal Protection at 2014 Fuller Woman Expo in Detroit

Reminder: Rick Ector will be speaking on the topic of Personal Protection at this year's International Fuller Woman Expo in Detroit tomorrow, August 30th, 2014.

The day's events start at 10am - The Carr Center - 311 E. Grand River. The event is FREE. For more info: www.fullerwoman.org



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?

LAID's Rick Ector Takes ALS Iced Bucket Challenge

On August 22nd, 2014, Rick Ector from "Legally Armed In Detroit" (LAID) accepted Randy Samona's ALS Iced Bucket Challenge. As a consequence, I challenged NRANews' Colion Noir to accept my challenge.

Moreover, as a result of my participation in the challenge, I am going to donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of our white LAID shirts from our web site: http://www.tinyurl.com/LAIDALS



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?

LAID's Rick Ector's Take on the Tragedy at the Burgers and Bullets Gun Range in Arizona

Tragedy in Arizona

In a tragic incident, a nine year old girl unintentionally shot and killed her Firearms Instructor with a fully automatic firearm. It is a tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with the family of the instructor, the girl, and both families.

Yes, the incident was preventable. The obvious issue was that the firearm was too powerful for her to safely wield and operate. I don't like to speak ill of the dead but I place the blame for this incident at the feet of the Firearms Instructor. Unfortunately, he paid the ultimate price - his life.

From time to time, I train minors with the parent's presence and consent. I leave nothing to chance when doing so. Safety has the utmost priority. As an example, I would start with only loading one round of ammunition into the firearm and position myself physically to ensure that the student has complete control of the gun just in case I need to intervene.

Some of you are saying that a person that young should not be taught how to shoot a firearm in the first place. That view is rather myopic. For one, I have trained adults who because of societal brainwashing were absolutely terrified to even look at a firearm. I followed the same protocol with nervous adult shooters as I would with a child. Safety is job one in the shooting stall.

Teaching children about firearms is the absolute best way to remove the curiosity about them and to instill a healthy respect for them. By not keeping them in ignorance, we will ensure that they won't have any urges to play with them - at home or at someone else's home - or taking them to school for an impromptu show and tell presentation in the lunchroom. Furthermore, the state of Michigan issues hunting licenses to 10 year-olds and minors with guns have successfully defended themselves against home-invaders.

In the end, this tragedy was a training accident. I do not believe the young lady intended to kill the Firearms Instructor. She should not be charged with any criminal offenses and hopefully she will received counseling to deal with the incident.

Last night, I debated the issue of whether young children should be allowed to shoot firearms at gun ranges on a local Detroit evening news program - Let It Rip. Check out the conversation below:





Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

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?

Name That Firearm Safety Violation: Bullets and Burgers Gun Range

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

The following is a promotional photo from the web site of the AR "Bullets and Burgers" gun range.



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: 313.733.74

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

Name That Firearm Safety Violation: The Expendables III

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

The following is a promotional photo from the movie The Expendables III.



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?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Rick Ector to Appear on "Let It Rip" Tonight to Discuss Tragic AZ Firearm Training Incident

I am on "Let It Rip" tonight (August 28, 2014) to discuss the tragic training incident involving a nine year-old girl and a fully automatic firearm in AZ. Show starts at 10:30pm EST. For my friends outside the local viewing area catch it live online: http://www.myfoxdetroit.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: 313.733.74

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

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Pre-Order Your L.A.I.D. Black T-Shirt Today!

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Get Your Legally Armed In Detroit Gear Today!
As low as $19.99 USD per Shirt + $6 First Class P&H per Shirt


Pre-order period: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - Wednesday, September 2nd, 2014.

Estimated Shipping Date To Customers: Monday, September 8th, 2014.

This is the first-time ever that we have offered for sale our shirt in black. This will probably be the only time we offer this shirt for sale this year. Thus, there will be a high demand for it, especially in larger sizes. If you want to assure that you can purchase this shirt, you are strongly encouraged to pre-order.

Of course, we will also carry a limited inventory in assorted sizes to fill other orders, however we make no guarantees that we will carry enough quantities to ensure that we can fill your order at the time you seek to make a purchase. If we are out of your size, the web site will not allow you to place an order.

PRE-ORDER NOW!


Sizes Available
All purchased shirts will be shipped USPS first class mail.

Thank you for your business!