Category Archive: Handgun

InSights Independence Day Sale — 50% off retakes!

Thank you for choosing InSights as your training partner. We strive to offer you the most innovative, up-to-date tactics and techniques, top notch instructors, and the experience to put it all together.

And to make this a ‘Summer of Love’ InSights-style, we’ll help you revisit the past for half off. If you have taken GDH, IDH, USD, Intensive Handgun Skills, or any other July/August classes that are not already full, you can retake them for 50% off! Get a thorough review, plus learn the things you didn’t soak in the first time.

The sale runs Friday, June 30, through Friday, July 7. Call Jenna at the office to sign up: 1.888.958.0884. (The office will be closed July 4th.) This is for July and August classes only. Cannot be combined with any other discounts.

For more information about all of our classes, visit InSightsTraining.com. Call us at 1.888.958.0884 or email us at info@insightstraining.com.

Have a safe and happy Independence Day, and we’ll see you in class!

March Mad-about-training-Ness Sale

Coast to coast classes and savings

For one week only get 10% off these classes:

General Defensive Handgun

  • Everett, WA  March 11-12 with Greg Hamilton
  • Harrisburg, PA  March 25-26 with John Holschen
  • Lockhart, TX  March 25-26 with Greg Hamilton

Intermediate Defensive Handgun

  • Bellevue, WA  March 17-19

Street and Vehicle Tactics

  • Rochester, NY  March 31-April 2
  • Redmond, WA  July 21-23

Use promo code “March” Wednesday, March 1, through Tuesday, March 7, and get 10% off these must-take classes.

General Defensive Handgun is our foundational class for concealed carry and all upper level shooting classes. Learn what you didn’t know you didn’t know, and get ready to use a handgun quickly and reflexively in high-speed defensive encounters.

Intermediate Defensive Handgun turbocharges your GDH skills with tactics, movement, alternate shooting positions, long range shooting, and more.

Street & Vehicle Tactics will teach you how to win encounters out in public or in your car. InSights tactics classes teach you how to not have to shoot (and how to win if shooting is required) and how to come out the other side with the least negative impact to you and yours.

Sign up this week for the classes and dates listed above with promo code “March” and save 10%. Cannot be combined with any other discounts.

Dates coming soon for Tactical First Aid

Watch the website for the spring dates for Tactical First Aid. This class fills fast, so don’t wait until the last minute. The life you save may be your own!

See all of our classes and the latest class schedule and sign up at InSightsTraining.com. Or call 888.958.0884 or email info@insightstraining.com.

Stay safe and we’ll see you in class!

Concealed Carry Permit News

Nevada and Arizona now have reciprocity

That means that now the easiest way to carry in Nevada (as a Washington State resident) is to get the Arizona non-resident permit. And our Utah permit class can help you get that — read on!

Previously, to carry in Nevada you had to get a Nevada non-resident permit (which you have to apply for in Nevada) or get the Idaho Enhanced permit (98 rounds of live fire training, and legal training by an Idaho LEO or Idaho lawyer). The Arizona permit process is much more pleasant — here’s a link to the Arizona permit site.

And another benefit of getting the Arizona permit is that you can also carry in New Mexico. About the only other way to get New Mexico (as a Washington resident) is to get the Florida non-resident permit. And you’ll need a Florida non-resident permit to carry in Florida as a Washingtonian anyway.

Here’s a breakdown of which permits get you what:

  • WA resident permit (plus no-permit-required states) gets you 26 states
  • UT non-resident permit plus WA resident permit gets you 32 states
  • OR non-resident gets you OR (it’s the only way to get OR)
  • AZ non-resident gets you NV and NM (easiest way to get NV, cheapest way to get NM)
  • FL non-resident gets you FL and NM (only way to get FL)
  • NH non-resident gets you NH and PA (easiest way to get PA, only way to get NH)
  • ME non-resident gets you ME (only way to get ME)

Arizona does have a training requirement, but it is satisfied by a photocopy of your UT permit (or of a permit from another state that requires training).

Around the country (sort of) in 7 permits — bah!

That’s what the map looks like as of today, at least for Washington State residents. Thirty-nine states out of fifty. And getting permits from those remaining states is either impossible, unlikely, or extremely expensive. For more information, check out usacarry.com.

At least we make it easy to get your Utah permit! When you take our all-inclusive Utah class you also receive a “proof of training” certificate that you can photocopy for your applications to other states that require training (OR, FL, AZ). Check out InSightsTraining.com for the latest class dates and times.

Make this the “Summer of Training”

Don’t stop at Utah class. Forget that ‘staycation’ — take an “InSightsTraining-cation”! Shooting classes with the incomparable Greg Hamilton, tactics classes with the indomitable John Holschen, Tactical First Aid with the inimitable Dr. Mike Shertz.

Stay safe and we’ll see you in class!

 

By Alan Hines

New One-Day Classes for the New Year

InSights has added some targeted one-day classes to the schedule for 2015. Whether you are looking to fill a particular niche, or just can’t fit a two-day class into your busy life, check out what we have here.

New 1-day Semi-auto Handgun Class
If you have taken Basic Handgun or Handgun Safety and Marksmanship and want to get more familiar with your gun before General Defensive Handgun, take a look at Handgun Fundamentals. This class helps you get more comfortable with your semi-auto. We will review handgun safety and the fundamentals of marksmanship, and we will work on loading and unloading, unholstering and holstering, ready positions, clearing malfunctions, and we will cover recommended gear. This class will ensure that your handling skills are ready for GDH, and it is also a great way to break in a new gun.

Required equipment: Semi-automatic pistol and two magazines (minimum), 200 rounds of FMJ brass-cased ammunition (no steel or aluminum cased or steel jacketed), hearing and eye protection, holster and mag pouch for your model of gun.  A Blade-tech or similar Kydex OWB holster is a good start. NO Blackhawk Serpa holsters allowed. We have some Glock holsters/pouches available for loan if you are shooting a Glock. A CPL or documentation of good character is also required.

New 1-day Handgun Competition Class
Competitive shooting is a great way to work on speed and accuracy under stress — but there is a learning curve. Handgun Competition Prep will help you get started in USPSA or IDPA pistol competition. We will review handgun safety and teach you the range procedures specific to competition ranges — such as loading and unloading, and hot and cold ranges. We will practice movement and barricade shooting. We will familiarize you with rules, scoring, reading the results, and we will shoot various classifiers. Gear will be discussed in regards to each division for competition shooting. We recommend that the student read current USPSA and IDPA rule books prior to class (but not required). This action-packed one-day class will get you ready to have a safe, successful, and fun day at the match.

Required equipment:  Full-size handgun with a minimum of three magazines, 300 rounds of factory brass-cased FMJ ammunition, rigid OWB Kydex-style holster that will work for training, minimum of two magazine pouches, hearing and eye protection.

New 1-day Revolver Class
Revolver Fundamentals helps you get familiar with your wheel gun. Semi-autos may hog the spotlight but revolvers can be tough, reliable guns for carry or home defense. We will review handgun safety and the fundamentals of marksmanship, and work on loading and unloading, unholstering and holstering, ready positions, and discuss recommended gear.

Required equipment: Modern revolver (no cowboy-style single action guns), 200 rounds of FMJ brass-cased ammunition (no steel or aluminum cased or steel jacketed), 2 speed loaders or speed strips (minimum), holster for your model of gun, speed loader
pouch/speed strip holder, hearing and eye protection. A CPL or documentation of good character is also required.

New 1-day Rifle Class
And we didn’t forget about rifles. Whether you are new to AR-15’s or just want to break in your new rifle, AR-15 Fundamentals is for you. We will cover firearms safety and the fundamentals of marksmanship, AR-15 function and nomenclature, sights and zeroing, loading and unloading, ready positions, clearing malfunctions, as well as cleaning and maintenance. This class is also a great way to get tuned up for General Defensive Rifle.

Required equipment: AR-15 rifle, two magazines (minimum), 200 rounds of FMJ brass-cased ammunition (no steel case or steel core), sling (basic military-style 2-point sling is fine), hearing and eye protection. A CPL or documentation of good character is also required.

Visit our website, InSightsTraining.com, to get more information and the latest dates for these fun new classes. Stay safe, and we’ll see you at the range!

InSights Bug Gun Class

Greg Hamilton is teaching a special class focusing on small carry guns such as the very popular Sig Sauer P238 and Ruger LCP.  The class is Sunday, May 8th at West Coast Armory in Bellevue, and the details are available here.  Cost is only $200, so sign up now!  Here’s the course description:

In a gunfight no one would deny it would be best to have a full sized handgun in an easy to draw from holster, or even better to have a rifle in the hand!

Reality forces us to carry smaller guns and to wear them in deep concealment locations. The vast majority of self defense firearms training revolve around a person drawing a full sized handgun from an easy to access belt holster. NOT the reality many people find themselves in daily. This class confronts the reality of carry handguns and carry options, and the compromises most people have to make to carry daily.

We will explore fanny packs, “SmartCarry” / “Thunderwear”, ankle holsters, pocket holsters both in pants pockets and in jacket pockets, shirt holsters like Kramer Leather’s or 5.11’s, off body carry like day planners, purses, etc.

Enroll now!