Chris Anderson’s Firearms Mission Statement
CHRIS ANDERSON’S FIREARMS TRAINING specializes in promoting firearm safety for all individuals, from the novice gun owner desiring to learn how to properly operate a weapon system to the advanced user desiring to hone skills.
CHRIS ANDERSON’S FIREARMS TRAINING offers a variety of classes in firearms safety and weapons handling. A professional instructor providing quality training in the following defensive weapons courses:, concealed carry, defensive handgun training, defensive revolver training, defensive shotgun training, Ladies only defensive handgun training, urban carbine training, rifle marksmanship, Youth Classes, varied NRA established courses, and situational awareness classes. Private lessons are available.
In today’s society, it is likely that you or someone you know will be required to protect themselves or their family. CHRIS ANDERSON’S FIREARMS TRAINING provides you with the knowledge, skills and equipment to do so, both safely and effectively!
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Some intriguing data has emerged regarding the typical reaction to confronting an assailant who is armed with a firearm. A recent posting by the Force Science Institute explores some of the common, and often fatal, mistakes that even trained police officers make in such circumstances.
In an interview with Inspector Chris Butler, one of North America’s leading use-of-force experts, the FSI staff noted that Mr. Butler “minced no words” in assessing present shortcomings of police training: http://www.forcescience.org/ (Force Science News Extra – April 11, 2016).
“Currently,” [Butler] asserts, “many agencies have training paradigms that are directly leading to deaths of officers in the line of duty. This is hard for trainers to swallow, but not all training is good training. And bad training will get officers killed just as fast as no training at all.”
One of the topics covered applies just as much to civilians as it does to police, which is to employ training that emphasizes learning to move, and move quickly, when facing a gun-wielding attacker. I’ve noted that in the carry community, the scenarios described seem to focus too often on “down-weapon” threats—the imagined attacker is either unarmed, or carrying some weapon other than a firearm, such as a knife or a tire iron. Very seldom does civilian training involve facing an adversary who has a gun.
This is important, because as Mr. Butler describes the situation, “Force Science’s well-known Hit Probability study, which revealed the natural instinct of many offenders to shoot at an officer’s head from close range, also confirms the value of immediately moving as a threat response.” [Emphasis ours]
Too often, Butler explains, “Officers see the threat coming and they tend to stand still while drawing their weapon to respond.” But drawing your weapon should be your second priority.“Moving to get your body off-line is the single most important piece of mitigating action you can take,” he argues. [Emphasis ours]
“Shooting at a moving target, especially with a handgun, is a trained skill, particularly if the movement is lateral. Very few offenders have that skill. When you’re moving, offenders end up ‘shooting in the present but hitting in the past,’” and thus missing their intended target—that’s YOU, by the way.
Butler refuses to accept the excuse from trainers who claim that they “can’t teach movement on the range” because of safety considerations or other facility limitations. “We can’t allow ourselves to fall into that fallacy of thinking,” he declares. “Every time you let an officer stand still and draw, you reinforce a habit that can get the officer killed.”
“Trainers need to be creative. There are always solutions. Even taking a dramatic step to the right or left as you draw and fire can help. It may not be the optimal solution, but we can certainly start to implement small advances and do it now without waiting for the ‘big’ solution.”
Most trainers I know agree. It’s one of the reasons I prefer outdoor ranges whenever possible—movement is either difficult, or prohibited, at many indoor ranges. But even at an inside facility, where “lanes” are often cramped, it is usually possible to have a student step to one side or the other, at least a little bit, as they acquire the target. And getting at least some movement ingrained is better than having people fire exclusively from a fixed position.
Stay safe. Train often, train well, and train for the real world.
Chris Anderson’s Firearms Training, (CAFT). will gladly accept transfers from online, out-of-state, or person to person sales for a fee of $30.
Please contact us before initiating a transfer, to ensure compliance all State and Federal laws.
Brief over-view of what is required to ship or transfer a firearm.
- The Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, as well as other State and Federal Agencies, have set a list of straight-forward regulations regarding the sale and trade of firearms. The information below is to help you understand some of the rules and regulations that control the transfer and shipping of firearms. For the most up-to-date information, or if you have any questions, we ask that you consult the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
- All handguns must be shipped to a Federal Firearms License (FFL) Holder, such as Chris Anderson’s Firearms Training, (CAFT).
- Federal Law will allow a private party to SHIP a handgun, as long as it is beingRECEIVED by an FFL holder.
- However, a private party may NOT ship a handgun via the United States Postal Service.
- Only a current FFL holder can ship a handgun via the United State Postal Service.
- Handguns shipped by a private party (non FFL holder) must go through a contract carrier such as FedEx or UPS.
- Contract carriers usually require handguns to be shipped over-night or same-day, with insurance.
- Federal Law requires you tell the carrier the package contains a firearm.
The package cannot be marked as containing a firearm. It is a crime to ship any ammunition with the firearm.
- The person shipping the package must comply with all State and Federal Laws, as well as the carrier’s regulations.
Rifles and Shotguns
- Rifles and shotguns to be shipped within the State of Florida are required to ship to/from an FFL Holder.
- All long guns to be shipped across state lines must ship to a FFL Holder.
- Again, Federal Law states a private party (non FFL holder) may SHIP a firearm as long as it is being RECEIVED by a current FFL Holder.
- The United States Postal Service will accept shipments of rifles or shotguns from a private party.
- Contract carries such as FedEx or UPS will also accept shipments of long guns from a private party.
- You must comply with all State and Federal Laws, as well as the carriers’ rules and regulations.
Initiating a Transfer
- Once you have made arrangements with the seller of the firearm, you will need to find an FFL holder to receive the shipment.
- CAFT will receive your firearm, complete all the necessary paperwork, and contact you when it arrives.
- For our own protection, we will NOT give out a copy of our FFL to a private party.
- However, we will gladly forward a copy (by email) to an FFL holder that requests this information prior to shipping.
- If you are having a private party ship your firearm to CAFT, we encourage you both to visit Http://www.atf.gov
- The Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms maintains a list of all current FFL Holders.
- You will find CAFT on this list as a current FFL holder, with the ability to accept your firearm transfer.
- This proof of FFL Licensing, via the ATF website, is all that is required to satisfy Federal laws regarding firearms shipping.
- You do NOT need a signed hard-copy of our FFL in order to ship to us, per the ATF.
- In order to properly receive and log your firearm shipment per Federal Law, CAFT will need certain information from the party shipping your firearm.
- If your firearm will be shipping from an FFL holder, we need their FFL information so we can properly log the transfer in our books.
- If your firearm is coming from a private party, we will require a photocopy of their current driver’s license.
- This is required so we can record all necessary information regarding the transfer into our books.
- This information is strictly for our records only, and will NOT be made available to anyone else.
Completing a Transfer
- When your firearm arrives, we will contact you to pick it up at your earliest convenience.
- The paperwork required for a transfer is exactly the same as if you were buying a new firearm.
- The typical background checks and waiting periods for firearm purchases will also apply.
- Once the paperwork is complete, you will be charged the $25 transfer fee as well as $5 NICS Background Check fee.
- While the process does seem a bit daunting at first, it is actually quite simple. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at: (386) 283-8029
The amount of people who don’t carry a weapon with a round in the chamber is simply astounding. In this first part of a two part series, I’m going to cover why you should carry a gun that is locked, cocked and ready to rock. Next time, I’m going to explain why I believe some people don’t carry with a round in the pipe.
But first, let me explain the reason for my willingness to cover such a topic. This came about because I wrote an article for guns.com, that went over how to re-holster your weapon so that you don’t accidentally shoot yourself. Yes, this sort of information should be common knowledge. But, for some reason, people still shoot themselves in the leg. There was a lot of debate about whether or not carrying with a round in the chamber is a good idea in the comments on their Facebook page, so I figured I’d dive into the topic,here.
I want to say right now, that if you don’t carry with a round in the chamber, my goal is not to offend you. My goal is to help you realize something, so please read on.As a rule of thumb, police officers are taught that an attacker (AKA a bad guy) can successfully make up enough distance to over power someone in under 21 feet. Why? Because the “average” attacker can usually make up 21 feet in less than 2 seconds. Some guys are even faster than that.
What this means, is that by the time you realize your life is in danger, your assailant is already upon you with a knife or other means of deadly force. Unfortunately for you and I, it also takes anywhere from .7-1.5 seconds for your body to react once it realizes that it is in danger. So, if you pull your gun from its holster and there isn’t a round in the chamber what are you going to do?
Oh I know. You could say: “um, excuse me, sir? Could you wait a moment while I draw my weapon, send a round home and then proceed to defend myself against you?”
Come on, man! If he is on you and you still need to chamber a round, you’re as good as dead. Or, let’s pretend I’m Joey Biden, about to give some fantastic gun advice: If your handgun is heavy enough, just throw it at your attacker in an attempt to ward him off! (that was a joke, people)
In all actuality, what will likely happen is you’ll draw your weapon and your attacker will either turn around and run like a dog with his tail tucked, or he’ll continue on in his pursuit regardless of the outcome. Why? Because that’s how criminals think.