The VFT Blog

April 26, 2023

NEW NM Application and Fingerprint Processes

The NM Department of Public Safety has changed their application and fingerprint fees. The application fee is $100 and the fingerprint fee is an additional $59. […]
May 3, 2022

Instructor Resources

As I continue to teach Instructors using the USCCA training materials, there are always questions about which insurance do I use as an instructor, how did […]
June 7, 2021

Don’t Go There!

Obviously, there is a huge responsibility tied to carrying a firearm. As a concealed carry license holder, protecting ourselves and loved ones is paramount. However, not […]
April 7, 2021

Men vs. Women: Proper Stance

Most women have been taught to shoot by their father, husband, or another male. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that, except for the fact that […]
March 26, 2021

Conceal Carry FAQ

After a few years of teaching Conceal Carry in NM, I realized we are answering the same question MANY times!! That is OK, it is our […]
March 23, 2021

Such an Inspiration!

Brooke suffered a traumatic brain injury just a year ago. It resulted in a seriously invasive surgery. Her family was told she may never speak or […]
March 2, 2021

Carrying on Tribal Land

As we all know, carrying on tribal land is prohibited and against the law. That being said, we at Vigilant Firearms Training have been sharing advice […]
February 23, 2021

Local Shooting Case Study – Baca

For those of you who have attended my Conceal Carry Classes, you may have heard me talk about a local Albuquerque man named Charles Baca. Quick […]
October 1, 2020

VFT Mission Statement

This mission of Vigilant Firearms Training is to create a responsible armed community through SAFE, CALM, and EFFECTIVE education and training.
October 1, 2020

VFT Company Values

Integrity  Honor   Excellence Quality Integrity – We must be focused on the truth, the right way to do things, and what is best for the […]
October 1, 2020

VFT Beginnings and Overview

Overview of the company. In 1995, I received a US Military Conceal Carry license which allowed me to conceal carry for military purposes under military orders. […]
September 18, 2020

NM Conceal Carry Application Restrictions

As part of the requirements to teach laws, the state also wants instructors to brief students on the reasons why a NM Concealed Handgun License application […]