Category: Training

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 […]

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 […]

First Drill Night

Growing up in Kansas it is thought that hunting and firearms are something that is second nature like apple pie and ice cream. While that is true for most kids growing up in small towns this was not the case for me. Sure, I had attended hunter education class.  I remember being really excited that […]

First Time Gun Owner Classes

What sets Rainier Arms Firearms Academy’s CCW Class Apart?  A first time gun owner should know that our great state of Kansas has a Universal Constitutional Carry Law. This provides that a person that is at least twenty one years old, and can legally purchase and possess firearms and ammunition, can carry concealed within the [...]

What is a Range Membership?

When most people hear the word ‘membership’, they think of gyms, and having to go workout. However, when most people think about gun ranges, they think about having fun. That is where our memberships come in. We always want everyone to have fun while they are utilizing our gun range, but we also want everyone [...]

How to Upgrade a Glock Trigger

There are few things more important than the trigger when you are shooting. It stays in the forefront of the mind at every step of the firing sequence. You make sure to keep your finger off it when drawing or aiming and ensure the proper squeeze when firing. So, why is it something we accept […]

Gun Safety Tips for first time gun owners

First Time Gun Owners

4 Rules for Every Firearm Whether it's a Rifle, Pistol, or Shotgun First time gun owners can face an intimidating process when you are purchasing your first firearm. Gun owners have a lot to absorb from both a product and usage standpoint. Here are 4 Rules to being safe and responsible first time gun owner: [...]

To Permit or Not to Permit

Hello Rainier Arms Nation. My question is, do you have a concealed carry license? Do you think it’s unnecessary to have a license these days? Is the 2nd Amendment your license? Before I get into my reasons why it’s a good idea “allow myself to introduce myself”. My name is Jim Lambert. I’m a lifelong […]

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