HARRISON INTERNATIONAL

Howard E. Ruiz-Harrison

 

UTAH Department of Public Safety: Concealed Firearm Instructor; NRA Training Counselor/Certified Instructor: Pistol, Rifle, Chief Range Officer – California BSIS Training Instructor-Firearms (TIF)

Training, Equipment, Supplies

 

P.O. Box 2611, Berkeley, CA 94702 – 510 898-5182- howard@harrisonintl.us

 

 

    

FIREARMS TRAINING

CLASSES & TRAINING

The focus is on fundamental training to develop "skill sets" and to develop awareness and attitudes that will bring you safely through encounters.  Any firearm or missile projection device generates a "cone of fire" about a common point of aim.  Through handgun training/practice you should develop a 50 round 6" cone of fire at 15 yards.  This develops the muscle memory and stamina to enable you to present effective fire and survive an encounter.

This ability is based on "The Interactive Act of Firing the Shot" which consists of Sight Alignment, Trigger Control, Grip.  This training is based on Dry Firing techniques which can be done in the home and range Live Fire practice.  Through your practice you will develop strength and muscle memory.

 The only difference between Slow Fire and Tactical Rapid Fire is the reduction of the space between shots.

Awareness and Knowledge creates preplanned responses to the encounter which presents "immediate" threat of death or great bodily harm to yourself or others.  In this circumstance your response will be automatic and without hesitation.  You will learn how to identify danger forming and to take action which gives you advantage. 

At the end of the day, you will be Alive and Safe.

All classes require preregistration. Please contact us with a mailing address or email address so that you can receive a Registration packet.

 

 

 

MULTI STATE CCW CLASSES

 (Utah, California, Florida, Arizona)

HARRISON INTERNATIONAL

Howard E. Ruiz-Harrison

 Concealed Firearm Permit - One Day Class

(Reciprocity and Recognition in 35 States)

INCORPORATED BY ALAMEDA COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT AS "FIREARM SAFETY CLASS" FOR THEIR CALIFORNIA CCW PROCESSS

8:00 am to 5:00 pm – by Arrangement

San Leandro Rifle & Pistol Range, 3001 Davis Street, San Leandro, CA 94577

 

One Day (8 Hour class) given by Howard Ruiz-Harrison - Utah Certified Instructor & California BSIS Training Instructor Firearms.

The Utah Multi-State CCW and the Arizona Multi-State CCW applications are granted by class completion.

Two certificates are awarded at class conclusion for including in your submission to the Alameda Sherriff Department’s California CCW application process.  “8 Hour Firearm Safety Class” and “100 Round Safe Shoot”

Class follows the required Utah curriculum with the addition of the California Jury Instructions and with the Firearm Qualification (Safe Shoot) which demonstrates safe gun handling and ability to score 15 out of 20 shots into a 6" Cone of Fire at 15 yards and 70% on the NRA Silhouette Police Pistol B-27 Target for 30 shots total over 3 positions: 7 yards, 5 yards, 3 yards of the Nevada Sheriff's & Chief's Concealed Weapon Training Standard and 80% on the California Bureau of Security & Investigative Services Course of Fire (50 shot total) - Permit for Security Guard Exposed Firearm. The Qualifying Course of Fire can be repeated for each CCW Firearm.

 

The Training Curriculum is divided into six main areas: 

            Handgun Safety Rules        Fundamentals of Shooting

            Handgun Operation                        Safe Handling

            Ammunition                        Federal/State Codes & Rules

 

Emphasized will be:

            Justification of Force                       Unjustifiable Circumstances

            Weapons in Prohibited Areas

            Recognition of Encounter & Tactical Advantage

            Integrative Act of Firing the Shot

            Close Quarter Encounters

Tactical Ammunition                   Holsters & Safe Draw

California Jury Instructions regarding Deadly Force used in Defense of Self & Others 

Course Fee: $330 payable to Harrison International

. Required Hard Card Fingerprints by Christina Garcia 831-214-1215 22698 Mission Blvd, Hayward, CA 94541

Pre-Registration Required. For Registration and/or information please contact 510 898-5182 or howard@harrisonintl.us

 

NRA First Steps PISTOL Orientation 

 

San Leandro Optimist Rifle & Pistol Range, 3001 Davis Street, San Leandro, CA 94577 

A 3 Hour Class given by Howard Ruiz-Harrison - NRA Certified Pistol Instructor & NRA Training Counselor

NEW HANDGUN OWNERS  

Specific to your own pistol learn: Handgun Safety; Handgun Operation; Self Training Techniques for practice at Home and at the Range; Proper Care, Cleaning and Storage. Bring your handgun and it's manual. Bring 100 rounds of ammunition for your handgun and eye/ear protection. The class may be used for remedial training of BSIS Firearm applicants and in this case 38spl Revolvers with be provided with speed loaders.

·  The NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation — Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training — is the NRA’s response to the American public’s need for a firearm orientation program for new purchasers. NRA FIRST Steps Pistol is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific pistol action type for classes of four or fewer students. This course is at least three hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot a specific pistol action type. Students will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; the particular pistol model parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, FIRST Steps Course completion certificate, and Lesson Plan.

 PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Course Fee: $95 payable to Harrison International. Range Fee: $15 payable to Optimist Club.

 For Registration and/or information please contact Harrison International, 510 898-5182, howard@harrisonintl.us

 

 

 

 

NRA Instructor Courses

NRA Instructor Courses are given by an NRA Training Counselor.  As an NRA Training Counselor I give a two day Instructor Course every month in the one of following subjects: Pistol Instructor, Rifle Instructor and Chief Range Officer.

The 1st Day is the NRA Teaching Method TPI (Total Participant Involvement) which involves the whole classroom.  The 2nd Day applies TPI to a given subject, i.e. Pistol, Rifle, CRSO.  The ideal class has 6 - 8 participants or 3-4 pairs. A pair will develop and present a presentation which is then commented on by the other students and then each of the other pairs will do the same. The Instructor Course fee is $300.  Classes by arrangement.

Register at http://www.nrainstructors.org/searchcourse.aspx I will be notified by automatic email.  

NRA Level 1 Rifle Coach Workshops

As a member of the NRA National Coach Development Staff, I give NRA Level 1 Rifle Coach Workshops twice a year: once at the time between Xmas & New Years and once in late June/early July. The workshops train coaches that wish to work with Junior Teams or youth programs such as JROTC, 4H, Boy Scouts of America, and Young Marines. Workshop Fee is $150. Contact Howard Ruiz-Harrison at 510 898-5182 or howard@harrisonintl.us for details.

CLEANING AND MAINTANANCE OF HANDGUNS 

A well cleaned and maintained handgun is a dependable and useful tool.  This process removes fouling and dryness that can prevent operation.  It is also an opportunity for inspection of function to ensure reliability of operation.  There are three types of firearm fouling: Carbon, Lead and Copper.  Carbon and Lead fouling predominate in handguns.  Also semi-auto pistols require lubrication to insure smooth operation of the slide for proper extraction/ejection of the fired casing and loading of the fresh shell.

It is a good practice to follow use with systematic cleaning, lubrication, and inspection of function.  Semi-auto pistols and revolvers each have specific areas which if neglected can cause malfunction.

The following instructions are based on the practices of NECO, a small engineering company which studied internal ballistics and developed tools and procedures to enhance.

Semi-Auto Pistols:

Clear the pistol of all ammunition and place the ammunition in a place distant from the workplace.  Break down the pistol and separate the barrel, slide and frame.  The barrel should be cleaned preferably from the breach (rear) which prevents damage to the “crown” (front end) of the barrel.  Loss of accuracy can be caused by the cleaning rod wearing the edge of the crown.

 

Cleaning

Take a brass rod and mount a bronze cleaning brush one caliber small than the caliber being cleaned i.e. 40 cal for a 45 ACP.  Apply a cleaning fluid (Hoppes #9) to an 1 ½” cleaning square and wrapped it around the brush.  Insert the patch covered brush into the bore of the barrel from the breach end and draw back and forth several times.  The undersized brush pushes the cleaning patch tightly in and around the groves and lands of the bore.  Repeat several times until the carbon blackness begins to clear.  If there is heavy fouling apply both Hoppes #9 and J-B Bore Cleaner to a patch and continue cleaning.  Then clear the bore with several applications of just Hoppes and finish with a dry patch.  J-B Bore Cleaner is a mild non-embedding paste compound that cleans and polishes the bore.

With a tooth brush and cloth, clean with Hoppes the “feeding ramp” at the breach end of the bore.

Use patches and Hoppes to clean any fouling on the outside of the barrel and inside the slide.  Clear these areas with a dry patch.

Lubrication

Sparring apply Militec -1 with the needle applicator to the inside bearing surfaces of the slide and frame.  These are the friction rubbed bright areas.  Use only small drops.  Common practice follows the rule of “more is better” which leads to a gummed up action.  Militec-1 is an embedding lubrication which binds itself to the surface of the action through the heat of firing the pistol and retains the lubrication action for sometime.  Reassembly the pistol and operate the action.  It should operate free and easy.

Revolvers:

Clear the revolver of all ammunition and place the ammunition in a place distant from the workplace.  Open the cylinder from the frame.  The barrel has to be cleaned from the “crown” (front end) of the barrel.   When cleaning,  keep the cleaning rod carefully centered in the bore to prevent damage to the “crown” (front end) of the barrel.  Loss of accuracy can be caused by the cleaning rod wearing the edge of the crown.

Cleaning

Take a brass rod and mount a bronze cleaning brush one caliber small than the caliber being cleaned i.e. 32 cal for a 38 Special.  Apply a cleaning fluid (Hoppes #9) to an 1 ½” cleaning square and wrapped it around the brush.  Insert the patch covered brush into the bore of the barrel from the crown end and draw back and forth several times.  The undersized brush pushes the cleaning patch tightly in and around the groves and lands of the bore.  Repeat several times until the carbon blackness begins to clear.  If there is heavy fouling apply both Hoppes #9 and J-B Bore Cleaner to a patch and continue cleaning.  Then clear the bore with several applications of just Hoppes and finish with a dry patch.  J-B Bore Cleaner is a mild non-embedding paste compound that cleans and polishes the bore.  In the same manner clean each bore of the cylinder.  Be sure to clear any Bore Cleaner and/or Hoppes from these cylinder bores, in that residual can allow the fire case to over expand within the cylinder bore seizing the case and preventing extraction.

The revolver has critical areas where fouling buildup can impede the rotation of the cylinder.  One is the area of the back of the “forcing cone” (rear of the barrel projecting beyond the frame) and the front of the cylinder which almost meets it. The other is the “star” at the back of the cylinder which ejects the shells. 

Carbon fouling and/or lead fouling can build up at the forcing cone/cylinder front gap.  Clear any carbon fouling in these areas with a tooth brush dipped in Hoppes #9 and a cotton cloth.  For lead fouling use a Lewis Lead Remover which is a device that holds copper wire patches about an arbor.  This device is a rod inserted from the muzzle end of the barrel and then the copper patch and arbor is screwed in at the forcing cone end.  A small amount of Hoppes and Bore Cleaner paste is placed on the copper patch and then drawn back through the barrel.  Repeat as needed.  Finish by clearing any residue with patches of Hoppes.

The “star” at the rear of the cylinder can get bits of fouling behind it which will raise the “star” to bind against the rear frame locking the cylinder in the frame and preventing rotation.  Inspect the surfaces of the “star” and the cylinder back and then clean away any fouling bits.

Field Cleaning of Semi-Auto Pistols:  A quick cleaning of a pistol can be done with a Hoppe Bore Snake.  The Bore Snake is a braded device with a brass tipped lead line.  The braded part has an area to apply cleaning fluid (Hoppe #9) followed by an area holding bronze bristles and then followed by an  area to clean and dry.  The lead line is dropped through the barrel from the bore end and then repeatedly pulled through the bore.  The Bore Snake when dirty can be washed in a washing machine.