Facility Spotlight: Sonoran Desert Institute

Local 2A-friendly facilities are the lifeblood of our program and our community. These businesses and organizations provide a unique opportunity for us to meet and get to know our U.S. & Texas LawShield member family in a welcoming, responsible, gun-friendly environment.

This week, we’re taking a look at Sonoran Desert Institute (SDI), based in Tempe, AZ, and what their team can offer you as a local 2A leader in your community.

Sonoran Desert Institute

Founded in 2000 and accredited in 2004, Sonoran Desert Institute is a private, post-secondary college with the goal of providing students with the latest, firearms industry-driven, higher education programs, delivered online and featuring practical application.

Students are offered the opportunity to achieve an Associate Degree of Science in Firearms Technology and an Advanced Gunsmithing Certificate program. Available course topics include: customizing & woodworking, armorer skills and functions, shooting sports management, stock-checkering, muzzleloader build, kydex forming, scope mounting, and more.

SDI is proud that a majority of its students are active duty military or veteran students and works hard to deliver comprehensive, relevant coursework that students enjoy.

Sonoran Desert Institute Curriculum

Associate of Science in Firearms Technology

SDI’s Associate of Science in Firearms Technology program is a 60-semester-hour program. Students do not have to travel or relocate to gain coveted credentials and expert knowledge about the firearms industry. There are only a handful of firearms degree programs in the United States.

Courses include everything from ballistics, gunsmithing tools, firearm inspections, and general courses in business, communication, science, and math.

“My decision to attend Sonoran Desert Institute definitely changed my life. Since beginning classes at SDI, I have become a certified Patrol Rifle Instructor and started my own business. My education from Sonoran Desert Institute gave me new skills and confidence to pursue a career in the firearms industry.” – Graduate, Patrick Kimball

Advanced Gunsmithing Certificate Program

“I actually really enjoyed my time with SDI. Initially going into things, I was a bit arrogant and didn’t really think I’d end up learning much. I knew having a certification or degree in the field would set me apart from the other gunsmiths in the area and that was my main motivation for enrolling. I was quite happy to find out I didn’t know half as much as I thought I did, and not only did I learn a lot while attending, but I was able to ask myself the right questions and really ensure that gunsmithing was the correct career choice for me. Graduating despite adversity was really just the cherry on top of everything.”  – Graduate, Josh Stevens

In SDI’s 32-credit Advanced Gunsmithing Certificate, students gain valuable knowledge on operating a gunsmithing business. By successfully completing the certificate program, students will be able to perform the basic functions of an armorer, improve firearms, and much more. Another graduate states:

“SDI has been a great school! Very helpful and supportive whenever I have called in or emailed my instructors. Plus, the material you learn will have you set to start up your own gunsmithing shop with confidence!” – Stephen Turner

Class Is In Session

Supporting businesses like the Sonoran Desert Institute helps promote the rights of responsible gun owners across your community.

Students and 2A-friendly business owners should look no further than the Sonoran Desert Institute for a well-rounded curriculum and hands-on experience, with even more special perks for U.S. & Texas LawShield members to come. Keep your eyes open!

For more information about the Sonoran Desert Institute, call their toll-free number at (844) 238-0165 or visit their website at https://sdi.edu.

1555 W. University Dr., Ste. 103

Tempe, AZ 85281

 

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Facility Spotlight: Fowler Firearms & Gun Range

Local 2A-friendly facilities are the lifeblood of our program and our communities. These businesses and organizations provide a unique opportunity for us to meet and get to know our U.S. LawShield member family in a welcoming, responsible, gun-friendly environment. This week, we’re taking a look at Fowler Firearms & Gun Range and what they can offer you as a local 2A leader in your community.

Fowler Firearms & Gun Range
3685 Fowler Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Fowler Firearms & Gun Range

Fowler Firearms & Gun Range is Southwest Florida’s original gun range and gun store. They have been operating in Fort Myers for over 15 years.

Escape the Florida heat with 6 extra-wide indoor shooting booths, double filter ventilation, and full air conditioning. Your personal handguns, rifles, and shotguns are allowed every day, but they do also offer rentals on site. Rifles up to .308 and shotguns with a full stock shooting 000 buck or slugs are also allowed.

Try Before You Buy

The “Try Before You Buy” concept is an original creation, born at Fowler. With over 100 firearms to try, you will definitely find your next gun.

If you’re looking to buy the right firearm, Fowler Firearms invites you to their Free Days. On Free Days, you get free range time and free gun rentals all day long. Ladies, your Free Day is on Thursday. Every Friday is men’s day.

Whether you are purchasing your first gun or adding to your collection, the friendly instructors will help you choose the best firearm for your specific needs.

CCW and Training Classes

Fowler Firearms & Gun Range offers concealed weapons classes 5 nights a week (Wednesday through Sunday). When you attend a CCW class, you receive a free Platinum Membership to Fowler Firearms & Gun Range, valued at $90. This membership entitles you and a guest to enjoy free range time and free rentals for the year.

Other opportunities for firearm training include basic classes for pistol, carbine, and shotgun. Defensive classes for the same firearms are also available. These sessions only allow 6 students at a time, so you get more personal instruction.

Supporting businesses like Fowler Firearms & Gun Range helps promote the rights of responsible gun owners across your community. Check out your Member Perks portal to see your exclusive discount from Fowler Firearms & Gun Range. For more information about Fowler Firearms & Gun Range, make sure to call 239-275-GUNS (4867) or visit their website at https://www.fowlerfirearms.com.

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Facility Spotlight: Liberty Firearms Institute

Local 2A-friendly facilities are the lifeblood of our program and our communities. These businesses and organizations provide a unique opportunity for us to meet and get to know our U.S. LawShield member family in a welcoming, responsible, gun-friendly environment. This week, we’re taking a look at Liberty Firearms Institute and what they can offer you as a local 2A leader in your community.

Liberty Firearms Institute
4990 Ronald Reagan Blvd.
Johnstown, Colorado 80534

The Gun Range

The gun range at Liberty Firearms Institute (LFI) comes in at 100,000 square feet. They offer 52 lanes, some the longest indoor ranges in northern Colorado. You can perfect your shooting skills with lanes at 25-yards, 50-yards, and 100-yards. LFI also has a live fire simulation range and a steel target bobber range.

In addition to shooting firearms, you can also hone your skills with a bow and arrow. On site, LFI has an 8-lane, 45-yard archery range equipped with 3D targets. Recurve, compound, and crossbows are welcome to use the range. If you are interested in archery, but don’t own your own bow, LFI has you covered. You can either purchase one at their pro shop or rent a recurve bow with three arrows, quiver, one target, and an optional arm guard.

The Pro Shop

Liberty Firearms Institute has the largest locally owned firearms retail space in Colorado. You will definitely be able to find what you are looking for in their 12,000 square foot space. An entire section of the store is devoted to helping you build your own customized firearm. Stock bolt carrier groups, triggers, hand-guards, and anything else you’ll need to build your own rifle or handgun are available for purchase.

A gunsmith is also available on site if you are having issues with your build or firearm. An experienced bow tech is also on site if you have any questions about archery. All of Liberty Firearms Institute’s staff members are ready and happy to help you find what you need, as well as answer any questions you may have.

Classes and Training

At Liberty Firearms Institute, you can find a class to fit your needs. They offer classes geared towards novices, experts, and every skill level in between. Concealed Carry, classes for women, couple’s classes, hunter safety classes, and classes for youth are just a few of their available classes.

Liberty Firearms is a proud friend of U.S. LawShield. They are hosting a U.S. LawShield First Aid for Gunshot Wounds Course on September 15, 2018. With the techniques presented in this course, you can help save lives. Take the next step in responsible gun ownership and register for this course here.

Supporting businesses like Liberty Firearms Institute helps promote the rights of responsible gun owners across your community. For more information about Liberty Firearms Institute, make sure to call 970-578-0717 or visit their website at https://www.libertyrange.com/.

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Facility Spotlight: Highflyer Arms

Local 2A-friendly facilities are the lifeblood of our program and our communities. These businesses and organizations provide a unique opportunity for us to meet and get to know our U.S. LawShield member family in a welcoming, responsible, gun-friendly environment. This week, we’re taking a look at Highflyer Arms and what they can offer you as a local 2A leader in your community.

Highflyer Arms
17 South 5th Street Suite #O
Warrenton, VA 20186

Veteran Owned and Operated

Highflyer Arms was founded by a retired Veteran who served in the U.S. Air Force for 24 years. It is also operated by Service Disabled U.S. Military veterans serving Warrenton, Fauquier County, as well as Culpeper, Manassas and the northern Virginia area. The staff at Highflyer Arms provide excellent, personalized customer service and can’t wait to help you.

Licensed Dealer and Manufacturer

Highflyer Arms offers firearm and ammo sales, consignments, cerakoting, laser engraving, and gunsmithing services onsite. In addition to their vast collection of handguns, rifles, shotguns, ammo, magazines, and optics on sale, you can also purchase knives, archery supplies, hunting gear, and camping accessories.

The types of knives sold include fixed blade, folding, utility, and automatic knives. They also have a variety of crossbows, bows, and slingshots available. For hunting aficionados, you can pick up scents, decoys, blinds, feeders, traps, and other gear. During your next camping trip, you can upgrade your cooler and get cooking supplies, as well as other accessories.

Highflyer Arms is a Smith & Wesson and FN law enforcement/first responder program dealer. They are also the only Kel-Tec Blue Dot dealer in northern Virginia.

Highflyer Arms and U.S. LawShield

Members, you definitely want to drop by Highflyer Arms. You can take advantage of a 10% discount off of cleaning and engraving services this month. They are located in the historic district of Old Town Warrenton.

Supporting businesses like Highflyer Arms help promote the rights of responsible gun owners across your community. For more information about Highflyer Arms, make sure to call 540-216-7960 or visit their website at https://www.highflyerarms.com.

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Facility Spotlight: Morr Range

Local 2A-friendly facilities are the lifeblood of our program and our communities. These businesses and organizations provide a unique opportunity for us to meet and get to know our U.S. LawShield member family in a welcoming, responsible, gun-friendly environment. This week, we’re taking a look at Morr Range and what they can offer you as a local 2A leader in your community.

Morr Range
2488 Willow Street Pike
Lancaster, PA 17602

The Range

In the Fall of 2017, Morr Range expanded and opened their new indoor range and training center. The first bay is primarily for handguns. It sports 5 lanes at 15-yards. Morr’s large bay offers 7 lanes at 25-yards. These lanes are for handguns and rifles. Everyone is welcome to the range. You can walk in, or if you plan to shoot more frequently, consider a membership.

The Store

The staff at Morr Range is extremely helpful and is ready to help you select your next firearm. Morr Range is a one-stop shopping experience for all shooters of all experience levels. They offer everything from targets and accessories, to magazines, optics, and ammunition.

Training and Events

At Morr Range, they believe that shooting is both a sport and a craft. From the beginner to the expert, they offer several types of classes: First Shots Class, Retired Law Enforcement, 50 State Carry Certification, and U.S. LawShield workshops. Morr Range is a proud host facility for several U.S. LawShield workshops.

You can also host events at Morr Range. Consider having your birthday party or bachelor party at Morr Range. Bachelorettes are also welcome. Ladies can also take advantage of Ladies Night.

Supporting businesses like Morr Range helps promote the rights of responsible gun owners across your community. For more information about Morr Range, make sure to call 717-517-7135 or visit their website at https://morrrange.com.

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Facility Spotlight: Blue Haven Firearms

Local 2A-friendly facilities are the lifeblood of our program and our communities. These businesses and organizations provide a unique opportunity for us to meet and get to know our U.S. LawShield member family in a welcoming, responsible, gun-friendly environment. This week, we’re taking a look at Blue Haven Firearms and what they can offer you as a local 2A leader in your community.

Blue Haven Firearms
1104 S. Air Depot, Ste. 3
Midwest City, OK 73110

Full Service Gun Shop & Gun Sales

Blue Haven Firearms specializes in gun sales. Their gun sales specialists are ready to help you find your gun for hunting, target practice, or self-defense. Their inventory is vast and is constantly changing. They have a selection of handguns, long guns, and accessories. A gunsmith is onsite for gun repairs.

Firearms Customization

Blue Haven Firearms customizes firearms with Cerakote and gun hydro dripping. Cerakote, a polymer-ceramic composite coating, enhances physical performance properties including abrasion/wear resistance, corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, impact strength, and hardness.

You can also personalize your gun with immersion printing known as hydro dipping. You can select various hydro graphics. The hydro dipping process starts by picking your pattern, your base color, and then deciding what part of your gun you want dipped.

Essential Training

Whether you’ve never shot a gun before, or you want to enhance your skills, Blue Haven wants to support you. They offer classes for all levels of experience, including basic pistol, concealed carry classes, and advanced concealed carry classes. Also scheduled are Women’s only classes. Training classes are held weekly. Your ability to protect yourself and your loved ones is Blue Haven’s priority..

The Personal Touch

Blue Haven’s owner, Chris Hicks, is proud to serve the Midwest City and Oklahoma City metro and surrounding areas. He and his staff believe in catering to each and every customer on a personal level. They will happily go out of their way to make sure you have a positive experience. Consider utilizing Blue Haven’s many services, or purchasing your next firearm from them, and you’ll see why they have such a loyal following.

Chris is a long-time U.S. LawShield member—even before he opened Blue Haven Firearm’s doors. He believes in the importance of legal defense for self-defense.

Supporting businesses like Blue Haven helps promote the rights of responsible gun owners across your community. For more information about Blue Haven Firearms, make sure to call 405-225-2809 or visit their website at https://bluehavenfirearms.com.

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Facility Spotlight: Blue Steel Guns & Ammo

Local 2A-friendly facilities are the lifeblood of our program and our communities. These businesses and organizations provide a unique opportunity for us to meet and get to know our U.S. LawShield member family in a welcoming, responsible, gun-friendly environment. This week, we’re taking a look at Blue Steel Guns & Ammo and what they can offer you as a local 2A leader in your community.

Blue Steel Guns & Ammo
6326 Raytown Road
Raytown, Missouri 64133

The Gun Store

Blue Steel prides itself on helping you find your next firearm purchase within their extensive offering of firearms and accessories. Their knowledgeable staff will even teach you how to care for your new purchase. Make sure to visit their website for a 10% discount.

If you’re in the market for a new gun, you can buy, sell, or trade your firearm at Blue Steel. You can also buy, sell, or trade ammunition or shooting supplies. They also auction firearms, so they can help you find what you’re looking for.

Blue Steel also encourages you to make your gun unique through their skilled gunsmithing modification and design services. Their in-house gunsmith can also custom build guns and rifles to meet your specific needs. The gunsmith can also repair your firearms if they are damaged or not working properly.

In addition, they understand that owning a gun is a major responsibility and offer many classes to help you handle your firearm legally.

Raytown Indoor Range

Raytown Indoor Rage is the only indoor pistol range in the area. There are a variety of memberships available, depending on how many in your family want to shoot regularly. It is open to non-members as well.

Supporting businesses like Blue Steel helps promote the rights of responsible gun owners across your community. For more information about Blue Steel Guns & Ammo, make sure to call 816-358-8004 or visit their website at http://www.bluesteelgunsandammo.com/.

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Facility Spotlight: Governors Gun Club

Local 2A-friendly facilities are the lifeblood of our program and our communities. These businesses and organizations provide a unique opportunity for us to meet and get to know our U.S. LawShield member family in a welcoming, responsible, gun-friendly environment. This week, we’re taking a look at Governors Gun Club and what they can offer you as a local 2A leader in your community.

Powder Springs Location
5740 C.H. James Parkway
Powder Springs, GA 30127

Kennesaw Location
1005 Cobb Place Blvd.
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Not Your Average Gun Store

In addition to a gun store, the Governors Gun Club offers the most advanced indoor shooting facilities, first-class lounge for members, professional training, gunsmithing services, outdoor cooking supplies, and more.

The Governors Gun Club in Kennesaw also features the first indoor Sporting Clay Range in the country. At their indoor shotgun field, you can shoot trap, skeet, and 5-stand with 32 different clay throwing positions. Members can view the indoor sporting clay range from their private lounge.

Governors Gun Club also offers indoor pistol ranges and 100-yard indoor rifle ranges. You can test out your new scope or continue to hone your gun skills. Another feature available to you is a situational training simulator where you can experience a variety of scenarios, including moving targets, hunting simulations, and judgement calls. There’s even a 20-yard virtual archery simulator.

Governors Gun Club and U.S. LawShield

Governors Gun Club has been a proud friend of U.S. LawShield for over three years. You are invited to the next Georgia Gun Law Workshop on August 30, 2018 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. You’ll learn about self-defense law from a U.S. LawShield Independent Program Attorney. You will also hear from Author Liz Lazarus about her books that tell the story of a real-life encounter with a home invader.

Supporting businesses like Governors Gun Club helps promote the rights of responsible gun owners across your community. For more information about Governors Gun Club, make sure to call 678-384-0005 (Powder Springs location) or 770-651-0495 (Kennesaw location) or visit their website at https://www.governorsgunclub.com.

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Facility Spotlight: Ranger Firearms

Local 2A-friendly facilities are the lifeblood of our program and our communities. These businesses and organizations provide a unique opportunity for us to meet and get to know our U.S. LawShield member family in a welcoming, responsible, gun-friendly environment. This week, we’re taking a look at Ranger Firearms & Mercantile, LLC and what they can offer you as a local 2A leader in your community.

Ranger Firearms & Mercantile, LLC
1130 Hospital Road
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

The Ranger Firearms & Mercantile

Are you looking to purchase your next firearm? Ranger Firearms & Mercantile is a shop you need to check out. It is owned by Sarah Zetterlind, the only female gun store owner in North Florida. Staffed by mostly females, you’ll see a different buying experience. Sarah is an avid reloader and takes pride in having the most reloading supplies in the area.

Florida Concealed Carry Classes

Ranger Firearms & Mercantile offers CCW classes every second Tuesday of the month. If you are interested in getting your CCW permit, consider taking your class here. They offer an intimate setting of about 20 people per class. The course meets all requirements for the Florida Concealed Carry education requirement.

Ranger Firearms & Mercantile and U.S. LawShield

If you join U.S. LawShield at Ranger Firearms & Mercantile, you will get $10 off a firearm purchase. Want to see what else they offer? Make sure you visit them during your next trip to Fort Walton Beach.

Supporting businesses like Ranger Firearms & Mercantile, LLC helps promote the rights of responsible gun owners across your community. For more information about Ranger Firearms & Mercantile, make sure to call 850-862-5486 or visit their website at http://rangerfirearms.com/blog/.

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Facility Spotlight: Centennial Gun Club

Local 2A-friendly facilities are the lifeblood of our program and our communities. These businesses and organizations provide a unique opportunity for us to meet and get to know our U.S. LawShield member family in a welcoming, responsible, gun-friendly environment. This week, we’re taking a look at Centennial Gun Club and what they can offer you as a local 2A leader in your community.

Centennial Gun Club
11800 E. Peakview Ave.
Centennial, CO 80111

The Centennial Gun Club

Designed to be a gun store, shooting range, and training facility, Centennial Gun Club offers twenty-eight 75-foot shooting lanes in their indoor range. Eight of these bays are reserved for Statesman level members’ usage. Sandwiches, snacks, and drinks are available at their café to replenish your energy after a fun day of shooting.

Unique to the Centennial Gun Club is The Vault. You can rent a box and store your firearms or valuables at their facility. This is great if you want to shoot after work and don’t want to carry your gun, or if you are flying in and out of Centennial airport.

New V.A.S.T. Technology

Centennial Gun Club members can upgrade their membership to get access to the exclusive Video Action Shooting Target (V.A.S.T.). The state-of-the-art cinema projection and a real-time digital data-capture system brings a new experience to all shooters. You can improve your skills through this interactive targeting system.

Centennial Gun Club and U.S. LawShield

At Centennial Gun Club, they believe in preparing you for the unexpected through the three-step process of equip, prepare, and practice. That’s why they encourage their members to seek the legal defense for self-defense of U.S. LawShield. They are proud to host Gun Law and Gun Trust Workshops at their facility. Sign up for the next one!

Supporting businesses like Centennial Gun Club helps promote the rights of responsible gun owners across your community. For more information about Centennial Gun Club, make sure to call 303-789-2582 or visit their website at https://www.centennialgunclub.com.

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