Monthly Archives: July 2015

3 Tips for People Interested in Using Firearms for Self-Defense

There’s no question that the world can be a dangerous place. Regardless of where you happen to live, few locales are completely devoid of threats to your personal safety. With this in mind, it pays to learn how to defend yourself, should you ever need to. Fortunately, brushing up on self-defense isn’t nearly as daunting as you may think. If you’re tired of living in fear of those who would do you harm, consider the following firearms-based self-defense pointers.

  1. Take Defensive Shooting Classes

Once you have purchased your first firearm, you absolutely need to learn how to defensively handle your new weapon in order to properly protect yourself and your family. Take courses that will help you become comfortable and confident in handling your gun. Once you are used to the basics and firing your gun, take a course on how to handle your gun while in a stressful situation. Jacksonville residents interested in learning more about personal protection in Florida should consider contacting Accurate Edge.

  1. Brush Up on Your State’s Gun Laws

Depending on your current state, you may not be legally permitted to constantly keep firearms on your person. Some states have very relaxed laws relating to “concealed carry” and “open carry,” while others have adopted much stricter restrictions. So if you’re interested in carrying a firearm in a purse, handbag, or specialized holster, you’ll need to do your homework. Additionally, keep in mind that not all concealed carry states are open-carry states. Failing to comply with state-enforced gun laws can land you with hefty fines at best — and jail time at worst.

  1. Practice Regularly

To stay on top of your game, make a point of visiting a firing range at least once a month. In addition to keeping your shooting skills sharp, this can be an effective way to relieve tension and let off some steam. Even if a situation that requires you to use your gun for self-defense never arises, one can never be too careful when it comes to personal safety.

Personal Protection in Florida — Who Needs It?

If you own a firearm, you will need to know more about your weapon: about safe and proper use, care and secure storage of the weapon. You also need to know what the law mandates about concealed or open carrying of weapons. And this is where our courses for personal protection in Florida can help. Not only do you learn how to safely use your weapon, you learn about rules and regulations and how to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Personal Protection Courses

Our highly trained and experienced, NRA-certified instructors offer a range of training courses to help you become a better shooter and a responsible gun owner. You can choose from some of these courses, programs and workshops depending upon your skill level and personal requirements:

  • Concealed Weapon Permit Course
  • NRA Defensive Pistol Mentoring Program / Course
  • NRA Rifle Instructor Course
  • NRA Advanced Defensive Pistol Mentoring Program
  • Personal Protection in the Home Instructor Course
  • NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Basic and Instructor Course
  • NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and Certified Home Firearm Safety Instructor Combined Course
  • The NRA Refuse to Be a Victim Seminar and Instructor Development Workshop

Your course for personal protection in Florida will equip you with the skills, technical know how, and other important knowledge; both practical and legal. The aim is to help you improve your accuracy and to develop the skills required to be able to protect yourself and your loved ones; and to become a better educated, accurate and more accurate shooter, especially in high-stress situations.

And there is more we can help you with: tips to choose the right firearm, tips to improve your handgun skills, information about equipment to carry a concealed weapon, and tactical knowledge.

Call us today at 1-844-822-5207 or email us at to learn more about signing up for a course covering personal protection in Florida. We would be happy to answer any questions you have about schedules, courses, and other details.

Competition Shooting Tips

Competition shooting is one of the many benefits of having firearms training under your belt. So, you’ve taken your lessons and have finally signed up for your first competition. Congratulations! Upon entering your first competition, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by both expensive gear and fierce competitors. If you’re new to the world of competition shooting, keep these simple tips and tricks in mind to ensure a more successful game:

  1. Don’t expect to win your first competition. Even if you’ve undergone extensive training, you likely will not win your first match. After all, this is the first time you’re feeling the pressure of competition! Expect to have a miss or two, but don’t let it get you down. We all start somewhere.
  1. Keep in mind that you don’t have to be an avid shooter. When looking for a competition in which to sign up, you’ll find that there are options available for every skill level. In choosing the right competition for your skill level, you’ll be ensured that you’re competing against those within a similar range.
  1. As you progress into the world of competitive shooting, you’ll find that it’s easy to let your nerves get the best of you. And nerves can lead to inaccurate aim and poor marksmanship. Breathe deeply, relax, and you’ll be on your way to top shooting!