May 7, 2016 Gun Powder Gals

It was my privilege and honor to work with this great bunch of Gals back in April (rained-out) and today at the Gun Powder Gals Women’s Only Practical Tactical Clinic.  Thanks to every one of you, and extra-thanks to Candy Sugarman.
~ Dean Wiley

Here’s the scores/results and complicated-technical “Stage Briefs” for their first timed event and two mini-match stages.  (Adobe PDF): 2016_0507_GunPowderGalsPracticalTactical

A few things to remember from our time together:

Women shoot better and can hold their guns out there longer because: “We hold babies [like that].”  Mystery demystified 🙂

When in doubt about what to do with your non-shooting (support) hand, put it over your heart / don’t put it near the gun.  No crossing thumbs, especially all the way behind a handgun.  No “support or bracing” (cup-saucer, elbows or arms set on a surface).  Seattle police shootout Dec. 2015 – 2:58-3:08 notice the 45-to-90 degree muzzle flip:

The Gun Powder Gals (Candy Sugarman):

The shooting range we used was H2O Fowl Farms – hunting, shooting, 2nd Saturday IDPA matches, training/clinics:

Concealed Carry North Carolina Firearms Group:
Facebook (must be logged in):
— Dean Wiley:
— Patrick Riley:

And, now, I must end this – gotta go do mothers day stuff.  I thank you ladies again and wish you all Happy Mother’s Day!  Sorry for the long delay in getting this posted – got to “play date” with the Grands after our little thing yesterday and then Computers, internet, servers, the Great “Why Can’t I Just… Argh!” happened.
~ Dean, 5/8/16



August 20-22 2015 NC PPS Armed Course

Thursday, August 20, 2015 through Saturday August 22, 2015 we will be conducting our “Intense 2-3 Day” North Carolina Private Protective Services Firearms Training.


The course is designed to meet the 20-24 hour “minimum” requirements of “first time armed registrants” but also to allow re-certification on Day 2.

Complete course schedule and requirements here (Adobe PDF document):

The cost per participant/student:
– Full Course: $200.00
– Re-certification/Re-Qualification: $75.00
* The cost is lower for Absolute Contracting Services (ACS) employees.
* All fees must be paid by Wednesday August 19, 2015 to attend.

Contact IMFs Corp to sign up or for more information:
(910) 892 – 1616
(Do not contact ACS or H2O, IMFs is the “coordinator” for this course.)

This class/course is being hosted by Absolute Contracting Services at their 115 North Wilson Avenue, Dunn, NC location.

Range training and Qualification is to be at H2O Fowl Farms.  This is an outdoor range.  All early weather reports have heat warnings and advisories for August 21st and 22nd.  Dress appropriately and bring lots of water on “range” days.
H2O’s website:

For security related work opportunities or to contract guards:
Absolute Contracting Services, Inc.
102-B East Broad Street
Dunn, NC 28334
(910) 892 – 2962