For many years I have heard alot about red dot sights on pistols. I have always been intrigued but leary due to the cost. As a firearms instructor I work to stay proficient and constantly working to improve my shooting. I have however struggled with vision issues as I am cross dominant and have issues with my right eye. I have worked hard to improve my ability to shoot with both eyes and focus more on repetition and muscle memory when aiming. In May 2022 I took the plunge and purchased the Romeo 1 Pro from Amazon for my EDC pistol (Sig P320 X Carry). I absolutely love it. So far I have shot over 2500 rounds with it and it has worked with no issue. The Romeo 1 Pro does not fit the P320 X Carry so I had to make a minor modification to my gun to make it work. That was a personal choice that I made knowing in advance that it would not fit. It is important to do the research to get red dots that fit your particular gun if it is optic ready. Otherwise you will need a gunsmith to install your red dot sight.
As a born and raised Texan, Second Amendment Advocate, and Firearms Instructor, the phrase “Come and Take It” is very important to me. What does it mean? In today’s current political climate we support the second amendment. Advocates cling to the interpretation that it means “leave my firearms alone” to anyone who threatens our rights as Americans to bear arms and protect ourselves from criminals and tyranny! That is exactly how this term came to be as it was written on a flag that flew above a cannon that protected Fort Gonzales here in the great State of Texas. In 1835 the Texians who lived in Fort Gonzales began to rebel against the Mexican Government after one of their own was beaten by a Mexican soldier. When the Mexican Government wanted their cannon back, Fort Gonzales responded by saying “Come and Take It”. A flag was flown above the cannon with a Star,a cannon, and the simple phrase “Come and Take It”. When the Mexican Army tried to confiscate the cannon on October 2, 1835 they were met with a large resistance force and the very cannon that they came to take. Today we face a similar over reach by politicians who threaten our second amendment rights to defend our family and loved ones. They falsely claim that their intentions are not to take away our rights, but to protect helpless Americans from mass shooter violence. They use alot of statistics and examples that are franklity a lie. But don’t take my word on it, look them up for yourself. Don’t fall victim to the socialist leaning politicians, instead do your homework and vote them out. As our fellow Texans did in 1835, let’s stand up for what is right and protect our constitutional rights from these pro gun-control politicians by voting them out of office. Do this so that we don’t have to defend ourselves like they did at Fort Gonzales. Click on the link below for a more in-depth article about Fort Gonzales and the Come and Take It Flag.
Considering the recent shootings, you might be asking what to do in this situation. It is hard not to wonder what would happen if you were put in a difficult situation like a mass shooting or even a minor incident. Having the idea of getting rid of guns will never turn into a reality. Guns will never get out of the hands of evil. It is our choice whether we will take a stand and do what we can to protect ourselves. Having these tools to protect ourselves is important because first responders will take a lot longer than you will if you are present in the event. The average response time for first responders/police is 7 minutes. In the Columbine shooting, 10 people were killed and 12 were wounded in 7 ½ minutes. You can see with this example how every minute risks more and more damage being done.
We want you to make educated decisions about carrying a gun because it is vitally important to feel safe in this world. There are certain resources that can help you feel more confident in carrying a gun. We at Train Protect Defend always recommend training and education to keep you informed about shooting and firearms. Getting your LTC gives you more protection in the event that you need to use your firearm. Finally having support like USCCA (United States Concealed Carry Associations) can help you feel even more confident carrying on a daily basis.
Maybe Guns Aren’t the Problem, Maybe They’re the Solution.
What we are conditioned to believe is that guns are the highest cause of death and that we need to improve gun laws to improve the safety of our people. The only thing gun laws are keeping away is guns for lawful citizens. Criminals will and always will get access to weapons because they do not listen to the laws. So you take guns away from law abiding citizens and you get a situation where you cannot protect yourself when someone who doesnt care about the law uses a weapon unrightfully so.
A 22 year old man,Elisjsha Dicken, was put into this situation in Indiana. He was viewed as a hero for saving countless lives during a shooting in a mall 15 miles south of Indianapolis. Within two minutes of the shots being fired by the shooter, Dicken was able to take down the threat with the legal firearm he was carrying. So hypothetically speaking, say we take away gun rights and add strict laws to prevent Dicken,for example, from having one. Imagine the lives lost because no one was able to prevent the shooting from going any further. If there is no way to prevent criminals from carrying weapons (because they don’t listen to the law) then why are we trying to take them away from those who can protect themselves and others around them. Dickens was put into a situation where cops were not around to protect him so he was left to protect himself and those around him because he was a law abiding citizen who supports the 2nd amendment of being able to bear arms freely.
At the end of the day the person shooting the gun with evil intentions is the problem, not the weapon. Take away guns and people will still find a way to cause harm to others. This incident could have been alot worse if our right to bear arms was not there. For more information about the shooting in Indiana click on the link here:
When out talking to people more than one person will say “but you don’t need a license to carry in the State of Texas anymore”, and that is correct. But my response to them is “you should have one”. There are many reasons.
- Airport: License holders have protections related to the accidental carrying of a firearm in the secured area.
- Business: Businesses may choose to allow licensed carry on their premises.
- Government Meetings: License holders can carry in a meeting.
- University Campuses: License still required to carry on university campuses; “Campus Carry” is unchanged.
- License can be used as an alternative to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) check for gun purchases.
- Personal Identification: The license must be accepted by most businesses as a valid form of personal identification.
- Voter ID: The license is a designated document for voter ID.
- Texas Handgun License holders can carry firearms in states where Texas has a reciprocity agreement or state law recognizes the Texas Handgun license.
While these are just some of the benefits, having the training and the experience of shooting through getting your license to carry it makes it all that much worth it. We want you to feel safe and comfortable with the methods you choose to protect yourselves a firearm. With our training you will walk away feeling proficient and confident in using your firearm.
Go to this link below for more information on why getting your Texas LTC helps protect you!