Practice, Prepare, Proficient

A few days ago, I was watching a National Geographic documentary on Charlie Company in Vietnam. A statement from one of the vets caught my attention. Commenting on a major battle he said:

In battle, your training takes over.

He went on to state that once the battle was over, you thought about what could have happened without the training. 

I realized that the same is true concerning your personal defense in civilian life. The sad truth is that many CCW permit holders will rarely, if ever, practice with their carry gun. They take a CCW class, pass it, and proceed to carry in public without ever firing their carry firearm again. The terrible truth is that if they ever do need to draw and fire, they will be a nervous wreck. Now honestly, anyone would be nervous in this situation, but without having practiced, and practiced regularly, they will have very little training to lean on. A basic CCW course is a great start, but you must practice regularly to keep your edge. Regular Practice will help you retain what you learned in class–you will be able to perform basic movements without having to think about them. You should consider taking a more advanced class where you do a lot more gun work, setting up scenarios that you may encounter in a self defense situation. Advanced classes,  again, with regular practice, will help you to be Prepared, for whatever situation that may arise. And as Practice, helps you to be Prepared, you will soon become Proficient, with your carry weapon. And, if the eventual self defense situation does happen, you will now have the training that will take over and allow you a fighting chance of surviving. 

SW Preston

Elite Armed Defense

If you are interested in an advanced class please contact to me to discuss options.

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It has to be said

It’s been a while since I have posted anything, but now it’s time to speak. In light of the recent tragedy in Las Vegas, or, to be more specific, in light of the recent comments and actions by those who claim to support our Second Amendment, I find that it’s time to speak up. I am appalled at how these supposedly 2A supporters have caved in to the gun grabbers in our government and country. Yes, it is a terrible thing that happened in Las Vegas!  One crazed, evil individual perpetrated a horrendous act on thousands of innocent people and took many lives and injured many others.  That is a fact!  What is also a fact, is that a human being perpetrated this terrible act, NOT the firearms that everyone is now wanting to blame!  The person is guilty–NOT the gun!  Yet, the very day, and days following the shooting in Las Vegas, many are calling for bans on bump stocks, followed quickly for banning so called assault weapons!  Once again, the dreaded assault weapon comes to the forefront.

For those of you that may not know, the so called assault weapon, is properly named a semi automatic firearm. This semi automatic rife is used everyday to hunt, target shoot, and generally just to enjoy a day on the range. It’s no different than the firearm that your father and grandfather may have used to shoot varmints in the barn lot!  Oh sure, it’s black and holds more rounds at times, but it’s just a semi automatic rifle!  The difference in the Las Vegas shooting is that in this case, an evil man was pulling the trigger!  The gun is an inanimate object and is totally innocent!

It’s the same old story that we have heard for many years!  People are not held responsible for their actions!  It used to be that when you did something wrong, you were held responsible. You, not an object!  Nowadays, we blame everyone, and everything, except ourselves, for the wrong doing!  It’s time we made sense and blamed the person, or persons, who are responsible. And in case you are wondering, I feel terrible for what happened in Las Vegas. My heart goes out to all who were affected. It’s a tragedy. It shouldn’t have happened. And it wouldn’t have happened if this evil man had not done the deed!  Don’t blame the guns, blame the man!  He is at fault!  Period!

And for all the people calling for bans on accessories and firearms, whether in government or civilian life, know this, this country is filled with right thinking Patriots that will never stand still and let you take our guns!  We vote, and we will ALWAYS defend our RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS!

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Elite Armed Defender _ March 2, 2014

Well, it has been a long cold winter, and getting outdoors to practice shooting skills has been tough.  But now as we round the corner to spring, I hope all of you find the time to get in some practice at the range.  Our previous CCW class in January at Woodbury’s in Jeffersonville was a success as some hardy souls braved the cold on the range to qualify.  We have one CCW class scheduled for March at the moment, and we will know soon if we are scheduling another for this month.  Please keep watching for future issues of The Armed Defender for up to date details.  As always, feel free to call me at 937-725-3104, or email me at steve@elitearmeddefense.com if you have any questions about a class schedule or anything.

The Armed Defender is published “as needed” to keep you updated on our current class schedules and any other information necessary to keep you informed.  Please feel free to forward this email to anyone who be interested.

CURRENT CLASS SCHEDULE

CCW (concealed carry) Class!
We have scheduled an Ohio CCW Class for Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Woodbury Outfitters in Jeffersonville, Ohio.  This is a 1 day class, from 8 am to 8 pm.  We will begin class at 8 am and then about mid-day we will go to the range and then finish up class back at the store.
See left margin for details.

Contact me (Steve Preston) anytime at 937-725-3104, or email me at steve@elitearmeddefense.com with any questions about any class we offer.

ABOUT OUR CLASSES:
Our Course Catalog is listed below in this newsletter.  If you require any further info about what we offer, please contact me.  From time to time, I have had questions about classes scheduling.  I will answer some of these questions here.
Q. Are all of your classes 1 day classes?
A. No.  We have done, and will do, 2 day classes as scheduling requires.  I do 1 day classes often because I have heard many times that my students like to get it done all in 1 day.  That way, the entire weekend is not taken up.
Q.  How can we schedule a multiple day class if none are scheduled?
A.  If there are no multiple day classes currently scheduled, you can gather a few people who want 2 or more day classes and we can schedule it.  Or, you can let me know what you are interested in and I may have others on the list that want the same, and we can make it happen.
Q.  Do you only do weekend classes?
A.  No.  I will fit any schedule given enough time to schedule it.  I have done classes that have spanned over 3-4 days, and over a few weeks.  I have done evening classes through the week, and even some weekday classes.  Whatever your needs, we can probably fit your schedule.
Q.  Do we only offer CCW training?
A.  No.  We offer CCW training, First Step Pistol Orientation, Basics of personal Protection in The Home, NRA Basic Pistol Course, and Advanced Handgun Training.  We are always adding to our Course catalog and will keep you informed of all new class offerings as they become available.

NRA Rules for safe gun handling:

  • Always keep your gun pointed in a safe direction
  • Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot
  • Always keep your gun unloaded until ready to use

Join the National Rifle Association today and Save! 

Click on the icon in our sidebar and Save $10 on an annual membership. The NRA works around the clock to Defend your Firearms Freedom!  Save on 1 year, 3 year, 5 year, and Life Memberships! Included with your membership: $2500 ArmsCare firearms insurance, $5000 Life & Accidental Insurance, and much more!
Defend the Second Amendment! Sign up today!

Course Catalog:

Ohio CCW (concealed carry) course

This course combines The NRA Basic Pistol course, combined with The Ohio Attorney General’s guidelines for concealed carry.  Upon successful completion of this course you will have met all requirements necessary to apply for your Ohio CCW.  Class fee is $75.00 (fee may be more depending on venue)

NRA First Steps Pistol Orientation:
This course is ideal for Beginning Shooters.  Approximately 3-4 hours in length, the student is introduced to Pistol Safety, Parts, and Operation.  Students will learn about Ammunition and Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting.  Proper Cleaning and Storage will also be covered. Shooting is primarily done from a bench rest position.  Class fee is $50.00

NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course: This course introduces students to the Knowledge, Skills and Attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely.  Through this course students will learn about pistol parts and operation, ammunition, gun safety, pistol shooting fundamentals, and pistol shooting activities.  This course prepares students to participate in other advanced NRA courses.  Shooting is done from various positions and stances.  Class fee is $75.00

Basics of Personal Protection In The Home (PPITH):  PPITH is an advanced pistol course which has prerequisites.  Students must have completed the Ohio CCW course, or the NRA Basic Pistol course, or equivalent to participate in PPITH.  If prerequisite courses were not taken from Elite Armed Defense, but with another trainer, we will require a Qualifying course to be admitted to PPITH.  We do this to ensure that all students are trained in safe gun handling.  Safety is paramount with Elite Armed Defense, and there is a large amount of shooting involved.  (Class fee is $100.00)

Basics of Personal Protection In The Home includes:

  • Making you and your home safer
  • Awareness levels
  • Responding to a possible break-in
  • Avoiding a confrontation
  • Confronting an attacker
  • If you must shoot
  • The aftermath of a defensive shooting
  • Many shooting techniques and situations
  • And a few surprises we will keep until class

For information or questions on any class, please email me at steve@elitearmeddefense.com

Or call me at 937-725-3104.  If no answer, please leave a call back number and a brief message.  All inquiries are answered as quickly as possible.

**Most above courses include all snacks, meals, drinks.

NEW Upcoming Classes!

Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home (PPOTH)

This course is Comprehensive and Intensive in it’s approach to equip the defensive shooting candidate with the Skills needed to survive serious adversity.  The course teaches students the Knowledge, Skills and Attitude essential for avoiding dangerous confrontations and for the safe, effective and responsible use of a concealed handgun for self-defense outside the home.  Students have the opportunity to attend this course using a strong side holster that covers the trigger, or a purse.  From a review of safe firearms handling and proper mindset to presentation from concealment and multiple shooting positions, this course contains the essential skills and techniques needed to prevail in a life-threatening situation.

*More information to follow in future posts.

Advanced Handgun Training

This course covers the following:

  • The safe way to draw from a holster, purse, coat, etc.
  • Shoot/no shoot situations
  • Shooting and moving
  • Multiple shot techniques
  • and much, much more

*More information to follow in future posts.

About Elite Armed Defense

Elite Armed Defense is a Firearms Training company dedicated to instructing individuals and groups in the Skills, Knowledge and Attitude necessary for the safe and effective use of firearms for self defense and sporting use.  We hold classes in several venues; mobile gambling currently including Sabina, Winchester, Jeffersonville, and Washington Court House Ohio.  We are continually seeking other venues to expand our territory.  We do Public, Private, and Group or Organization classes.  Our Staff is continually training to be able to offer the best classes in the business.  Our classes are comfortable, relaxed and enjoyable.  No matter what your skill or experience level, from novice to expert, we have something to offer.  Please contact us for any questions or further information.  We can design a class offering to fill your needs.

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

Just to clarify: In the USA we are “well regulated”, meaning we live in a country with laws.  What is the definition of Militia?

An army or other fighting force that is composed of non-professional fighters; citizens of a nation that can be called upon…
In other words…YOU and ME!

For information on any of our classes, or for any questions, please email steve@elitearmeddefense.com or call 937-725-3104

Elite Armed Defense offers Private, Group, and Public classes.  We can tailor a class schedule to fit your needs.

Thank you,

Steve Preston

Elite Armed Defense

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Elite Armed Defender … Dec. 9, 2013

Well, Thanksgiving has come and gone and now we are in full swing for the Christmas season.  I pray that you all have a Merry Christmas, and a great and fruitful New Year!  Don’t let all the running around wear you down.  Please keep in your heart the real meaning of Christmas.  Remember, Christmas is when we celebrate the birth of Jesus.  Let’s all focus on Him, and show kindness and love to all.

The Perfect Gift, Just in Time for Christmas!

 We are now offering Gift Certificates!  Purchase a Gift Certificate between now and December 31, 2013 and give someone you love, or yourself, a great gift that will teach skills to last a lifetime.  Gift Certificates are available in any amount.
Additionally, when you redeem a gift certificate purchased before the end of the year, we will discount the cost of your class.

  • For classes up to $75.00 we will deduct $5.00 from the cost of the class (i.e. Basic Pistol…regularly $75.00/with gift certificate only $70.00!)
  • For classes over $75.00 we will deduct $10.00 from the cost of the class (i.e. Basics of Personal Protection…regularly $100.00/with gift certificate only $90.00!)
  • Discounts apply only to gift certificates purchased by December 31, 2013
  • Additional discounts will be given to returning customers!
  • We accept all major credit/debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express).  Just email me and I will send an Invoice via PayPal.  If you prefer to pay by check, please email me for information.
  • Contact me at steve@elitearmeddefense.com or call me at 937-725-3104

Join the National Rifle Association today and Save! 

Just Click on the icon to the left and Save $10 on an annual membership.  The NRA works around the clock to Defend your Firearms Freedom!  Save on 1 year, 3 year, 5 year, and Life Memberships!  Included with your membership: $2500 ArmsCare firearms insurance, $5000 Life & Accidental Insurance, and much more!
Defend the Second Amendment!  Sign up today!
NRA Rules for Safe Gun Handling:
1. Always keep your gun pointed in a safe direction
2. Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.

3.  Always keep your gun unloaded until ready to use.

Course Catalog:

Ohio CCW (concealed carry) course

This course combines The NRA Basic Pistol course, combined with The Ohio Attorney General’s guidelines for concealed carry.  Upon successful completion of this course you will have met all requirements necessary to apply for your Ohio CCW.  Class fee is $75.00 (fee may be more depending on venue)

NRA First Steps Pistol Orientation:
This course is ideal for Beginning Shooters.  Approximately 3-4 hours in length, the student is introduced to Pistol Safety, Parts, and Operation.  Students will learn about Ammunition and Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting.  Proper Cleaning and Storage will also be covered. Shooting is primarily done from a bench rest position.  Class fee is $50.00

NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course: 

This course introduces students to the Knowledge, Skills and Attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely.  Through this course students will learn about pistol parts and operation, ammunition, gun safety, pistol shooting fundamentals, and pistol shooting activities.  This course prepares students to participate in other advanced NRA courses.  Shooting is done from various positions and stances.  Class fee is $75.00

Basics of Personal Protection In The Home (PPITH):  PPITH is an advanced pistol course which has prerequisites.  Students must have completed the Ohio CCW course, or the NRA Basic Pistol course, or equivalent to participate in PPITH.  If prerequisite courses were not taken from Elite Armed Defense, but with another trainer, we will require a Qualifying course to be admitted to PPITH.  We do this to ensure that all students are trained in safe gun handling.  Safety is paramount with Elite Armed Defense, and there is a large amount of shooting involved.  (Class fee is $100.00)

Basics of Personal Protection In The Home includes:

  • Making you and your home safer
  • Awareness levels
  • Responding to a possible break-in
  • Avoiding a confrontation
  • Confronting an attacker
  • If you must shoot
  • The aftermath of a defensive shooting
  • Many shooting techniques and situations
  • And a few surprises we will keep until class

For information or questions on any class, please email me at steve@elitearmeddefense.com

Or call me at 937-725-3104.  If no answer, please leave a call back number and a brief message.  All inquiries are answered as quickly as possible.

**Most above courses include all snacks, meals, drinks.

NEW Upcoming Classes!

Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home (PPOTH)

This course is Comprehensive and Intensive in it’s approach to equip the defensive shooting candidate with the Skills needed to survive serious adversity.  The course teaches students the Knowledge, Skills and Attitude essential for avoiding dangerous confrontations and for the safe, effective and responsible use of a concealed handgun for self-defense outside the home.  Students have the opportunity to attend this course using a strong side holster that covers the trigger, or a purse.  From a review of safe firearms handling and proper mindset to presentation from concealment and multiple shooting positions, this course contains the essential skills and techniques needed to prevail in a life-threatening situation.

*More information to follow in future newsletters.

Advanced Handgun Training

This course covers the following:

  • The safe way to draw from a holster, purse, coat, etc.
  • Shoot/no shoot situations
  • Shooting and moving
  • Multiple shot techniques
  • and much, much more

*More information to follow in future newsletters.

About Elite Armed Defense

Elite Armed Defense is a Firearms Training company dedicated to instructing individuals and groups in the Skills, Knowledge and Attitude necessary for the safe and effective use of firearms for self defense and sporting use.  We hold classes in several venues; currently including Sabina, Winchester, Jeffersonville, and Washington Court House Ohio.  We are continually seeking other venues to expand our territory.  We do Public, Private, and Group or Organization classes.  Our Staff is continually training to be able to offer the best classes in the business.  Our classes are comfortable, relaxed and enjoyable.  No matter what your skill or experience level, from novice to expert, we have something to offer.  Please contact us for any questions or further information.  We can design a class offering to fill your needs.

Note: See top of page (left) for our current schedule.

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” 

Just to clarify: In the USA we are “well regulated”, meaning we live in a country with laws.  What is the definition of Militia?

An army or other fighting force that is composed of non-professional fighters; citizens of a nation that can be called upon…
In other words…YOU and ME!

Remember, The Second Amendment is YOUR RIGHT!

Don’t give it away!  VOTE!

Thank You and Merry Christmas,

Steve Preston

Elite Armed Defense

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