The mission of Blackstone Training Group is to preserve our 2nd Amendment rights by:
- Introducing the non-shooting public to the handgun in a safe, educational, and relaxed environment
- Teach the fundamentals of safe handgun handling, use, and storage
- Introduce beginning shooters to the exciting world of shooting sports
- Prepare individuals for exercising their right to bear arms via concealed carry in a safe and responsible manner
- Improve handgun skills via individualized instruction
In the process of fulfilling our mission, we promise to:
- Treat every individual with respect
- Provide a safe and non-threatening learning environment
- Provide professional and knowledgeable instructors with strong teaching backgrounds
- Stress and enforce safe gun handling in every aspect of our instruction - no compromise
- Focus on the fundamentals that will make you a better, more confident shooter
- Provide individual attention by keeping class sizes small (usually ten or less students per class)
Why the name Blackstone?
The idea of the right to keep and bear arms was not initially created by the Second Ammendment to the US Consititution, but was part of the English common law that governed the original 13 colonies. Sir William Blackstone, set forth in the Blackstone Commentaries, the absolute rights of individuals as: personal security, personal liberty, and the possession of private property with these absolute rights being protected by the individual's right to have and use arms for self-preservation and defense (paraphrase). Blackstone not only believed in the rights of the individual to keep and bear arms, but further believed that a nation should not rely on a standing army for defense, but the well-trained citizen soldier. In order for this to be a reality, it was necessary for individuals to possess and be capable of using arms. The writings of Blackstone were very influential in the drafting our constitution.