Sheepdog Tactical Training, LLC Tactical Training in Houston, Tx. Fri, 07 Oct 2016 21:22:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 “What is the difference between the Basic Pistol class and the CHL/Prep Combo class? Mon, 11 Aug 2014 18:33:31 +0000 That is a great question! The Basic class is for those who don’t have very much experience and who have never taken a Certified Basic Fundamental course. Most people learn from friends or relatives, but where did their friends or relatives learn? Unfortunately, this is a great way to learn gun handling habits that are usually not correct, and probably don’t give you the most control you can have of your gun. Our Basic class will teach you all of the correct fundamentals needed to handle a gun safely, accurately, and with the most control possible. This includes stance, grip, sight alignment, sight picture, hold control, trigger control, eye dominance, and much more! At the end of our Basic class, we shoot a portion of the CHL Qualification Shooting test so that you can see where you would stand if you found yourself in a threat situation. This gives each individual the chance to evaluate themselves and decide if they are ready to take the CHL Qualification test, or if they need more lessons or practice.

The “Prep” portion of the CHL Combo is for those who already have some experience and understanding of proper fundamentals. This class is to fix if necessary, and solidify those fundamentals while practicing the CHL Qualification Shooting test. At the end of the “Prep” portion, while you’re all warmed up, we shoot the actual test and then move into the classroom portion of the CHL class.

One thing I like my students to know is that whatever level of skill you master, in a threat situation, you will always respond below your skill level. It is important to make all of the fundamentals habits so that when you need to draw your gun it happens naturally…like second nature. No matter how high your skill level, you can always get better…and should reach for that goal. A gun is a weapon that can kill and a bullet cannot be called back so make sure when you pull that trigger you can easily hit your target.

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We are pleased to announce that Groupon has changed it’s policy to include firearms! Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:58:12 +0000 We are extremely happy about this change in policy! Look for our Groupon special beginning June 18th, 2014. We are offering great deals at great prices and you will want to tell all of your friends!

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OPSEC Sat, 01 Dec 2012 15:29:14 +0000 Operations security (OPSEC) is a process that identifies critical information to determine if friendly actions can be observed by adversary intelligence systems, determines if information obtained by adversaries could be interpreted to be useful to them, and then executes selected measures that eliminate or reduce adversary exploitation of friendly critical information.” -wikipedia-

When we think of OPSEC many think of military operations. But can we use the same principals in our civilian lives? I don’t need to tell you how weird and cruel the world has become. If you’re reading this then you already know.

So how do we implement OPSEC in our own lives? We can start by unplugging from social media. What? No Facebook? Ok, that isn’t going to happen but how about teaching your kids that the pedophile that’s a friend of a friend of theirs may be watching to see when they are away from home. Why post that you’re going to Forever 21 by yourself at 3:00pm?

I can’t say that I understand why people post what they do on Facebook. Maybe I’m old but it seems that kids are growing up without a care about personal space. We all have friends on Facebook that like to post about minutia. I personally don’t care if they post that they are getting a cold or that it is 67 degrees and raining where they are. That’s their business. I do care when they post about my family and where and what my family are doing. This leaves us vulnerable.

Bottom line is that in this day and age we need to be careful about what we post. Let’s make it harder for the bad guys. Am I paranoid? I don’t think so. As a Sheepdog I try to live in a state of situational awareness “yellow”. But I will save that for another post.

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Practice, Practice, Practice! Sun, 19 Aug 2012 22:33:46 +0000 Psalm 144:1 “…Praise the LORD, who is my rock. He trains my hands for war and gives my fingers skill for battle”

All through Israel’s history you find the hand of God protecting His people. When the Israelites followed the Lord’s direction and stood by His plan, they were victorious in battle. Sometimes God’s battle plans sounded very strange to His people and they probably questioned if they’d heard correctly. I mean, who ever heard of tearing down a fortress wall by marching around it and then yelling? But time and again, God used the extraordinary to accomplish His plans.

Take David for example. He was a shepherd for many years. He was alone with the sheep and nothing to do but watch out for them, so he used that time to practice continually with his sling so that when the sheep were in danger he could take down the enemy. The Bible says he slayed lions with that very sling. The only way he could do that is because he practiced so much that his sling became an extension of his body and he could use it without having to think about what to do. Later in his life, this training enabled him to take down a giant that threatened the army of God. The rest of the army was shaking in their armor, but David stepped out in his shepherds clothing and took that Giant out. God used David’s experience guarding his sheep to prepare him for just this moment.

God chose Gideon, a whimpering coward to recruit men to fight the enormous Midianite army. About thirty-two thousand men volunteered to help Gideon, but through a process of elimination, God dwindled Gideon’s army down to three hundred men, the first special forces,  to fight against a million Midianites. Upon hearing a Midianite sharing a dream he had, Gideon had his men surround the army. Each man with Gideon, armed with only a trumpet, a clay bottle, a torch and his own voice, outwitted the Midianites and won the battle.

Johnathan and his armor bearer carried a bow and arrows. Together the two of them alone  defeated armies. In other battles, the Israelites were armed with swords, a more logical weapons to the human mind.

Throughout history, and even in the present day, Israel, a very small nation compared to those who surround them, threatening to obliterate them, has been able to miraculously defend themselves and remain whole. God continues to this day to train their hands for war and give their fingers skill for battle.

As Christians, we are also God’s people and can count on Him to do the same for us. However, we must be willing to take the step to get the training and skill building, and then practice, practice, practice.  When we do, God is faithful to build our skill and make us able to become the Sheepdogs that can protect our families and those we love.

Everyday I watch the news to find that another of Satan’s “tools” has stepped into a private home or public place with a weapon intent on hurting innocent people. I am relieved to see that citizens are arming themselves against these that Satan would use to cause destruction, and taking a stand against them. I am a Firearms Instructor because I want to help people learn that guns are only dangerous in the wrong hands. I want to educate people on gun safety and help them build their God given skill so that they can protect themselves and others against the evil.

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The Sikh Tragedy and Lesson that could be Learned Thu, 09 Aug 2012 16:22:53 +0000 I read the usual news stories right after the tragedy in the Sikh temple. Same ol’ “We have to clamp down on all these guns”. The story that really got me though, was about how the leadership in the country of India is talking to the State Department about upping security by making it harder to have guns in this country. And how the American Sikhs seemed to echo the sentiment by essentially saying, “American government make use safe”.

My question? “Why have you chosen to live in this country? Because it’s the land of opportunity? It didn’t get this way on it’s own. Have you read our history? Without the citizenry having guns we would still be ruled by the King and I guarantee that this country would not be half the opportunity it is without us being a free people.” In the same article the Indians were praising the way they are able to worship in this country. Maybe that is why the Sikhs are here. Well, you can praise Onkar that my forefathers had guns to pave the way for you to come practice your faith. How often do we hear of massacres of Sikhs, Christians and Hindus in India? There are only 3 guns per 100 people in India. The US has 89 guns per 100 people. I like my odds here.

I was raised in Asia in a country where guns were illegal. It amazed me as a young teen that there was any gun violence at all in the country I lived. After all, to have a gun was punishable by death. Then it hit me that if you are doing illegal stuff anyway, why would you care about breaking one more law? So the bad guys (wolves) end up having weapons and the good guys don’t. How is that right?

I also read that the temple president Satwant Singh Kaleka tried to defend his people with a ceremonial dagger before being fatally shot. That was the Sheepdog character of the man coming out to try and defend the sheep. I have the deepest respect for this man. But, it would have been better if someone would have had a gun and was trained to use it. Not to be cliche but you do not bring a knife to a gun fight. As a Christian I carry my gun everywhere. Even in church. Evil does not stop outside places of worship. And as people of faith I’m sure the Sikh know that the world is not getting better, it’s getting more evil. So defend yourselves, do not put up cameras so that you can have footage of the death and carnage. Cameras are not a defense. The spineless scum that perpetrate these crimes do not care about getting caught or even dying. They have lost their souls and cameras will not stop them. Have some of your worshipers get trained up on the proper use of a handgun. And then get them concealed carry permits.

I will teach anyone how to use a handgun. I have taught all different nationalities. If you love this country and love the principles that this country was founded on I will teach you the proper use of firearms. This is our passion at Sheepdog Tactical Training, LLC. We love to help people defend themselves from evil. If you don’t come to us, that’s fine. Go somewhere and get trained. There are places all over the country that do what we do for the love of helping others. Become the Sheepdog that’s inside of you.

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Website Official Launch! Wed, 01 Aug 2012 07:24:21 +0000 Welcome and thank you for visiting Sheepdog Tactical Training, LLC‘s website. The site is brand new and ready for public viewing as of August 2012. We hope you like the content and the layout and please, if you experience any trouble with the website — do not hesitate to contact us right away to let us know.

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