The accomplished firearms instructors and K-9 trainers at Krav K9 Tactical work with students of all skill levels, from complete beginners all the way up to experts, such as police officers and dogs, members of the military, and search and rescue teams. Beyond their private training courses, the instructors teach beginner-pistol and NRA basic-rifle, among others. They also help people meet the requirements necessary to obtain concealed-handgun licenses.
Visit one of The Peddler Show Tour's events, and you'll likely see some smiling faces among the other shoppers in attendance. It seems like there's nearly always someone grinning widely, having just discovered a perfect gift. It might be a necklace from Nan's Precious Pearls, a bottle of lotion from Salve All Natural Skin Care, or a tin of indulgent sweets from The Caramel Candy Co. Or maybe it's all of the above.
The Peddler Show Tour has been connecting Texan shoppers with boutique gifts and housewares for well over three decades, but the show has never been stronger than it is today, with 26 events hosted annually across the state. Even frequent shoppers can find something new on each excursion, since hundreds of different merchants and boutiques apply to participate. While many come for the clothing, jewelry, and household items, others stop by to sample gourmet foods or purchase a bed frame made of fudge.
Instructors train at local facilities such as Eagle Peak Shooting Range and Astro Shooting Range.
Asgard National Training Group doesn't typically rent firearms, though a small selection of rental pistols are available.
The instructors at Asgard National Training Group come from military backgrounds including time spent in the British armed forces, the US Marine Corps, and the US Air Force. Along with their instructor certifications, this experience gives them the expertise to teach dozens of topics, including firearm classes in handguns, shotguns, and carbine rifles. Other sessions focus on medical skills such as First Aid and navigational skills such as map reading.
The opportunity to educate the public inspires Roy Gunn and Frank Henderson. As the co-founders of The Gunn Readiness Group, they passionately teach students to be responsible firearm owners. In addition to being U.S. Army veterans, both Roy and Frank are instructors with certification from the Texas Department of Public Safety and National Rifle Association. This combination of real-world experience and professional training ensures that they can maintain a safe, controlled learning environment for students of all skill levels. The group's courses include sessions that use lecture and live-fire practice to familiarize people with handguns, rifles, and shotguns. Additionally, Roy and Frank teach concealed-carry courses, which cover the legal and experiential training that people must obtain before continuing to apply for a concealed-handgun license.
In the most impressive of martial arts moves, bodies fly across a 1,700-square-foot mat at Cavalo Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, where students train to become Brazilian jiu jitsu fighters. Classes cater to all skill levels with exercises designed to use leverage and submission holds to subdue an opponent.
For classes that incorporate live-fire training, Ready Learning Academy works out of their private shooting range in Georgetown, Texas.
Depending on the course, customers can rent 9 millimeter semi-automatic handguns such as a Ruger SR-9 or Glock 17/19, a tactical pump shotgun such as a Remington 870 or Mossberg 500, and an AR-15 such as a Colt LE 6920, Sig Sauer M400 or an LWRC M6. Models are subject to availability.
Ready Learning Academy's professionally trained instructors believe that responsible gun use comes from a solid foundation in shooting fundamentals. That's why the academy offers three levels of handgun, carbine, or rife and shotgun classes. During these sessions, instructors teach students of all experience levels on the fundamentals of stance, grip and hold, and trigger control. Pupils progress onto more advanced skills such as defensive tactics, cover and concealment, shooting while moving, and engaging multiple threats. Away from the range, the staff offers a variety of services including gunsmith tune-ups, sells firearms at its store and conducts self-defense courses.