The typical “summer slow down” continued through August, right up until last weekend, when all hell broke loose in Afghanistan. That day, and everyday since, foot traffic in our doors has been up 70% from where it was the previous 8 weeks. Why? Because the world is a less safe place than it was just over a week ago. Here’s what’s just happened, and where it seems to be headed.
Josh will teach you everything there is to know about how an AR15 rifle should work, what might break first, and how best to service, operate, maintain, and upgrade your rifle. If you’re even thinking about building an AR15, then you probably have some idea of how many different options there are. Josh has experience with just about all of them.
The black cloud of the 2020 ammo shortage had one silver lining. The lack of ammo brought proper attention to dry fire practice. Today, the great ammo shortage of 2020 is over. There’s plenty of ammo. It’s just too expensive to use on the daily. So, dry fire it is. But the practice of dry firing still needs more attention, more accolades, and more instruction, so here goes.
Way back in May, we pre-announced a long distance precision rifle training course, against my wishes. Our GM, Andy Glawe, had browbeat me into putting it out there. I told him we’d run a test class if we got 20 people to “pre-sign up”. We got nearly 200. Happy to admit when I am clearly … Read more
Every other Wednesday, we host a meeting called “Lady SharpShooters.” Almost every day, I get the question, “What is Lady SharpShooters?” So, here, I’ve interviewed Maddy Scholar, who leads and has led Lady SharpShooters for the last year. When Maddy started here at SharpShooters, the Ladies meeting consisted of about 7 or 8 ladies. Today, … Read more
We offer a lot of training classes. A LOT of training classes. Sometimes, it’s difficult for even us to keep up with what’s what when and who. And we’re adding more classes every week as our instructors learn and get great experiences that they can pass on to our customers. That’s what’s really at the … Read more
Back in March, we hinted at a series of precision rifle classes. We had a fantastic response, and filled 3 Precision Rifle Class 1 (PRC1) classes in May and June. The technical details of long range, precision shooting can seem overwhelming, but the instructor, former US Army Sniper & Sniper Instructor Kent Gilbert, brings it … Read more
The world has gone crazy. How do you protect yourself and your loved ones when you’re not at home? Do you carry? Are you considering carrying a firearm with you in public? We hear this and answer these questions literally every day here at SharpShooters. We thought it would be a good idea to consolidate … Read more
Guest Instructor Brent Brabant of One One Bravo of Ranier, WA, will be at SharpShooters on Saturday, June 26, to lead a Low Light Pistol Class with Maddy Scholar. Sign up for the class here. Brent recently invited Maddy to come to One One Bravo in Washington for a weekend of outdoor tactical training. Brent … Read more
We’ve added several new classes to our monthly rotation, and we will continue to add more as you request them. For the remainder of June and then July, below is our current schedule of classes. The schedule is subject to change for lots of different reasons, but if you sign up for a class, someone … Read more
Josh Corday, our instructor for “Stop the Bleed” classes, opened today’s class with a great point of view: “If you’re going how to learn to shoot holes in people, you’d better learn how to plug holes in yourself.” Josh is an experienced and very qualified Army Medic, with a tour in Afghanistan and more medical, … Read more
Every shooting range you’ll visit has a long list of rules, many of which may be specific to that range. However, every range will emphasize the 4 Rules of Gun Safety, or at least they should, every time all the time. The rules don’t change just because you’re at a shooting range; however, they do … Read more
Back in March, we began taking a hard look at “what else” we could offer our audience in the realm of firearms training. One idea that came up was an outdoor, long distance, precision rifle course. My first response was, “Uh, you know we’re an indoor shooting range, right?” But Andy, our GM, was persistent … Read more