Year: 2022

Mid-Year Rainier Arms Firearms Academy Update

Mid-Year Rainier Arms Firearms Academy Update.   It’s the summer, were all trying to get to the lake, plan and execute a vacation, and decide which new gun to buy. When the Kansas heat rises, the air is cool here at Wichita’s largest indoor range. This summer, we have a lot to keep you busy, […]

Can An AK Be Modern?

Can An AK Be Modern? I doubt that when Mikhail Kalashnikov designed his original AK-47 prototype he could have imagined that nearly 100 years later it would still be a common sight not only on battlefields across the world but also in the homes of millions of the very same capitalist Americans it had become […]

Don’t be a victim

Don’t be a Victim There is an old saying we used in the Marine Corps – “Complacency Kills”. It’s becoming more apparent in our society, this day and age, that with modern technology and the fast pace lifestyle people are less aware of their environment. This effect can and has led to the increase of […]

What is Wheelgun Wednesday?

Why Wheelgun Wednesday? Most people who know me also know that I carry a revolver on Wednesdays. It goes back to a conversation I was having with some fellow gun enthusiasts where I was showing off 4-5 revolvers I had at the time. It was a Wednesday and after one friend came over to see […]

Who is Responsible?

AWARENESS = SAFETY Who is Ultimately Responsible for your Safety? It is my belief that your personal safety is your own responsibility, no one else’s. There are some exceptions to my opinion. If you are unable to protect yourself due to a handicap, illness, or other impairments that would preclude using some of the later […]

The Sig Sauer P320, America’s new handgun.

Rainier Arms Firearms Academy is Kansas’ only Sig Sauer Elite Dealer, and deservedly so. The massive selection of in store Sig Sauer products is second to none. Often even having the MCX and MPX lines of rifles and pistols on the wall.. We even have a Silencer Shop Kiosk provided to us by Sig so […]

Date Night Gun Fight

Date Night Gun Fight is one of our many events which helps to bring the Wichita community together. Couples not only get to have fun, but also gain an understanding of how to be a more effective unit together. Learn to appropriately react to threats and unusual noises to defend your home and loved ones. […]

Why I Carry a Firearm in 2022

I would like to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Andy Padilla, the Director of Training at Rainier Arms Firearms Academy in Wichita, Kansas. I am a husband to my awesome wife of 22+ years and father to my 22yo daughter and 19yo son. I’m also a retired US Marine and a […]

My Every Day Carry (EDC) – 2022

Mindset: In my life, not many things have been certain when it comes to personal security and safety. In my travels, and the different careers I’ve had throughout my life so far, I have consistently found myself in places that help is minutes away, sometimes more, and in some extreme cases, there is no help to […]

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