Project Description

On Saturday, July 29, 2017, my client Rick Vasquez of Rick Vasquez Firearms hosted a firearms training geared towards members of the media. In attendance during the training were Bre Payton from The Federalist and Emily Kantner of Petersen’s Bowhunting.

Here’s the gist of the training:

  • Participants got a crash course in basic-intermediate gun safety and personal security lessons from instructors Rick Vasquez and combat Marine veteran Gentry Herring.
  • The ladies got a refresher on
    • Basic handgun safety rules
    • Determining proper stances and shooting eye dominance
    • Cocking, loading/unloading, and clearing chamber repetition drills with Glock 17 handguns
    • How to safely conceal carry

The training not only comprised target practice, but also shooting drills geared towards personal safety with simulations of a mall shooting, using concealed purses, and even learning how to operate a full-automatic rifle with help from range owner.

Here a notable mentions of the training in the press:

Here are some social media posts from the training:

Gun training with @rickvasquezfirearms @gabriella_hoffman and @bcpayton #whatgetsyououtdoors #iamsportsman #girlswithguns

A post shared by Emily Kantner (@emmycolekanner) on

Great day of instruction at our media training today in Echo Valley Training Center in West Virginia! All the ladies were killer shots. We were joined by Bre Payton (@bcpayton) from @fdrlst and @emmycolekanner of @petersensbowhunting! Amazing shots – no wonder why women are shooting more. Want to book your very own training with our firearms consultant Rick Vasquez? Contact us today! #defendthe2nd #comeandtakeit #firearmsafety #firearms #girlsandguns #petersensbowhunting #federalist #secondamendment #wvoutdoors #westvirginiaguns #guntraining #rickvasquezfirearms #rickvasquez #firearmsofinstagram #gunsofinstagram #2A #girlsjustwannahaveguns #girlsandguns #pewpewpew #pewpewlife #classes #instruction #gunsafety

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