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This page is dedicated to key Articles of Interest that are useful for Instructors as well as shooters at any level.  Simply click the link and you'll be taken directly to that article.  (Note: this will take you away from Florida Firearms Instructor web)  Enjoy!

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Tips & Techniques: Safe Gun Holstering, NRA American Rifleman, May 2, 2020


CCW Gun Maintenance: 7 Must-Know Tips, NRA American Rifleman, May 1, 2020


Legal Information for Concealed-Carry Permit Holders, NRA Family, May 1, 2020


7 Pistol Shooting Tips for People With Arthritis, NRA Family, April 28, 2020


How & Why You Should Keep Both Eyes Open While Shooting, NRA Family, April 22, 2020


Dry Fire Practice, Guns & Ammo, April 22, 2020


Top 5 Cleaning Tips to Keep Your Pistol Pristine, NRA Shooting Sports USA, April 21, 2020


Cleaning Guns for Accuracy, Guns & Ammo, April 21, 2020


What to Look for in a Trainer, NRA Shooting Illustrated, April 19, 2020


The NRA: Your Resource for Firearm Training & Knowledge, April 15, 2020


The Key To High Performance Shooting, April 5, 2020


COVID-19: How to remove gloves safely, March 31, 2020

bullet President Trump Declares Gun Stores Critical, March 29, 2020 (NRA-ILA)
bullet New Gun Owner Guide: Cleaning, Shooting & Storage, March 24, 2020 (NRA American Rifleman)
bullet Stuck at Home? Dry-Fire Training Devices, March 23, 2020 (NRA Shooting Sports)
bullet Skills Check: Handgun Red-Dot Sighting Skill, March 17, 2020 (NRA Shooting Illustrated)
bullet 5 CCW Tips for Older Armed Citizens, March 6, 2020 (NRA American Rifleman)
bullet What to Look for in a Holster, February 28, 2020 (NRA Shooting Illustrated)
bullet DOJ Study on Gun Show Loophole, February 27, 2020 (Freedom's Lodge) with PDFs
bullet Choosing A Holster to Fit the Fight, January 26, 2020 (Personal Defense Network)


bullet Best Gun Sights for Aging Eyes (Personal Defense Network, Ron Pincus)
bullet Grip your way to better recoil management, Concealed
bullet Tips for New Shooters, NRA Shooting Sports USA
bullet Learn the Different Handgun Types, Guns & Ammo
bulletOne-Handed Shooting 5x5 Handgun Series (Mike Seeklander, YouTube)
bulletMastering the Draw Process, 5x5 Handgun Series (Mike Seeklander, YouTube)
bullet Know your gun safety rules (Guns and Ammo)
bullet Minimalist Holster (Personal Defense Network, Ron Pincus)


HOW-TO VIDEOS: Cleaning & Lubing

bullet Glock 26 Cleaning in Under 10 Minutes (YouTube)
bullet Glock's Official Recommended Cleaning & Inspection (YouTube)
bulletSig Sauer P226 Cleaning (YouTube)
bulletSig Sauer P365 Quick Cleaning (YouTube)
bullet Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9mm Cleaning (YouTube)
bullet Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm Cleaning (YouTube)
bullet Springfield XD-9 Cleaning (YouTube)
bullet Shotgun Cleaning (YouTube)
bullet AK-47 Cleaning & Lube (YouTube)
bullet AR-15 Cleaning & Lube (YouTube)

Hope you've enjoyed these articles and videos. If you have any suggestions for articles or videos, please email me.

John Bottomley
NRA Certified Instructor & Training Counselor
Chief Range Safety Officer
Tampa, FL
(813) 787-7120



'I can tell you the probability of needing a firearm is remote, but it's more important to have a gun in your hand than a cop on the phone.'
- Sheriff Grady Judd, Polk County, FL




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