Safety Rules of

Always point the firearm in a safe direction

Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot

Always keep the firearm unloaded until ready to use

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With an estimated 270 Million privately owned firearms in the U.S., it is important to understand how to safely handle and use a pistol.

New or prospective rifle owners in search of training, we offer the training you need to safely own and use a rifle.

We provide shotgun safety training to new owners or those who want to know how to safely use a shotgun.

Training for licensed individuals to carry concealed handguns within Texas and other states.

Firearm Training Center, headquartered in Southlake, serving the DFW Metroplex is an NRA Certified Instruction facility for Pistol, Rifles and Shotguns. As well as an affiliate of USCCA (United States Concealed Carry Association). With a goal of Firearm Safety first, we focus on the safe handling of pistols, rifles and shotguns, as well as, basic pistol training and the NRA program, Refuse To Be a Victim®.

At Firearm Training Center, a primary goal is teach anyone how to handle safely a firearm, but use a firearm only as a last resort. Yes, you should know how to use a firearm – in a safe manner – be that a pistol, rifle, or shotgun.

We see personal protection, as a series of interrelated activities. Beginning with an understanding of doing everything possible to avoid a conflict, using a firearm is the absolute last choice.

The basic premise of the Refuse To Be A Victim® program, is teaching our students to be aware of your surroundings, assessing the environment to determine what action you might take if confronted by conflict. Of course, not all environments need the same level of awareness. When at home, which you have updated to be sure it is resistant to unwarranted entry, your awareness level might be low. A medium level of awareness might be your office or place of business. There, you generally know the people and the layout, where to exit if needed.

Riding public transportation might suggest a high level of awareness.  In an area with which you are unfamiliar, with few people or people you don’t know you must assume a high level of awareness. A high level of awareness requires you consider what action to take if a conflict arises. The first action is always avoidance, changing the conditions by moving to a more public, populated area or simply leaving.

Anytime you are facing a conflict you have several choices, the best – as we have noted, is to get away – do not face the conflict. A simple example is road rage. On our congested highways, we see ample opportunities for road rage, being cutoff, tailgating any number of minor offenses can escalate. When presented with road rage, back off, avoid the other party by slowing down or even taking the next exit.

There is no dishonor in leaving. Being smart is always the honorable choice.