The VFT Blog

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 […]
March 22, 2020

Does federal jurisdiction override state jurisdiction in regards to gun laws? New Jersey case studies

All of these were written someone online and I can’t find the original text. It does show you how a state can ruin lives with their […]
March 22, 2020

Shoot one round or more to defend yourself?

Quick note – I can’t remember where I got this from, but it generally reflects my experience and training when it comes to the question, when […]
December 9, 2019

3 Ways to Make A Difference: Changing The World With Political Awareness

This article was originally written by It’s easy to feel powerless given our politics today. It feels like the media, big money and the elite […]
December 5, 2019

Constitutional Carry – “Keith, what is your opinion?”

While teaching Concealed Carry Classes, this questions comes up a lot!  It can take different choices of words but generally, it comes across as, what do […]
November 14, 2019

Different levels of Gun Training, where do I start?

Among the online firearms instructor’s discussions and groups, there are some common questions.  How do instructors get people to attend more classes after CCW?  If they […]
September 22, 2019

1986 Miami FBI Shootout Lessons

For those of you who have taken a class with me, I often refer to a famous 1986 Miami shootout between FBI agents and bank robbers […]
August 15, 2019

Defensive Shooting Fundamentals – What To Expect

USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Level 1 Information Course Cost: $285.00($303.28 with Tax), payable as follows: $250.00 ($268.28 with tax) to Instructor  To register, go to my […]
August 1, 2019

USCCA Instructor Development Course

For anyone considering becoming a USCCA Firearms Instructor, wanting to increase their instructor knowledge, or wants to be state certified to teach New Mexico Concealed Carry, […]