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by Brady Wright

Our Network affiliates have been very busy, and some have been in touch with me to get more Network materials, or just let me know how things are going. Here are some of the most interesting highlights—

Alex Haddox is one of our affiliates who does a regular podcast that covers all manner of things related to concealed carry. He just published his second book, How to Write Range Safety Standard Operating Procedures. It is available in all of the top eBook formats: Kindle, iBooks and Nook.

Alex tells me, “Range Safety SOPs is a rather esoteric subject, but one I had experience with and saw a need for. After completing my NRA Range Safety Officer and Chief Range Safety Officer training, I noted a distinct lack of instruction on how to write a range SOP. All of the training explained what needed to be included and that the SOP was absolutely critical, but there was no guide on how to write one. So, I sat down and wrote a SOP instruction manual for the firearms industry. It probably won't appeal to most, but those that need it will REALLY need it.”RSOBookCover-tn

Having looked through an advance copy that Alex sent along, I can say that if you are even contemplating setting up a range or you are involved with an existing facility, this would be a very handy resource. The direct link to Alex’s site is, Palladium Education, Inc.

Business is booming (pun intended) for Pat and Norman Hood. They have classes with Dave Spaulding scheduled March 16-17 and Jeff Hall (Hojutsu-Ryu) May 10-12 (with Dave Grossman attending) at their firm, Defensive Solutions LLC, in South Bend, Indiana. Pat and Norm do all kinds of training and these are two solid anchors for their 2013 schedule, which you can check out at, or you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

You may be curious about Hojutsu-Ryu: I was and learned that this discipline is the martial art of shooting. Rather than recite the details here, I’ll simply suggest that you Google Hojutsu or Soke Jeff Hall or go to Hall’s website at You’ll find it interesting, I promise!

I send out shipments of our booklet, What Every Gun Owner Needs to Know About Self-Defense Law, on a regular basis to affiliates, instructors and retailers all over the country. Sometimes, I get feedback like this note from Don Roberts at who has a table at large gun shows in his area where he gives out our booklet. Don sent some photos of his table and the way the pamphlets “dress up” his display.

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Copies of the Network's educational booklet draw the eye of gun show attendees to firearms instructor Don Roberts' table.