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Fort Hood Shooting TRAGEDY

Posted by arnistx on November 5, 2009 at 10:53 PM Comments comments ()

My heart goes out to our soldiers that lost their lives today from this crazed man. Our prayers are with their family.

Many praises for the soldiers and first responders that responded quickly and gave medical care and took action to secure other buildings.  Their actions were key to limiting the number of fatalities.


Concealed Handgun License - Weapon Retention and Edged Weapon Defense

Posted by arnistx on October 30, 2009 at 2:30 PM Comments comments ()

I want to thank Tracy and Kymberly Campbell with double Action CHL, ( http://doubleactionchl.com/defense.php) for hosting the program for the Houston group. The location of the course was Shiloh Indoor Shooting Range. The owners were gracious in allowing us to have the course at their facility.

 The curriculum began with a lecture on dynamics of attacks, understanding human performance, examples of actual attacks and how to defen...

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Handgun Retention/Disarming and Improvised Weapons

Posted by arnistx on October 7, 2009 at 3:27 PM Comments comments ()


Newspaper headline reads, "New Orleans Female Police Officer Killed with Own Gun While Arresting Rape Suspect Monday, January 28,2008. A vagrant wanted for questioning in a rape overpowered a 24-year-old police officer who was trying to handcuff him, and then shot her to death with her own weapon Monday, police said."

Another headline reads, "Minnesota officer reportedly killed with own gun September 09, 2009. Veteran North St. Paul police officer Richard Critte...

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Happy Independence Day

Posted by arnistx on July 5, 2009 at 2:35 PM Comments comments ()

Yesterday was the 4th of July. What a special time for us in the Ballarta family.  Dashiell,my eldest son, just came back from his tour in Afghanistan.  Having a son  in an area where he is exposed to IEDs, shot at from sniper fire,machinegun fire, RPG's, rockets and...

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Texas Police Association 110th Annual Conference

Posted by arnistx on July 2, 2009 at 11:09 PM Comments comments ()



The 110thTexas Police Association Annual Training Conference was held from June 7th-June 9th 2009 in Corpus Christi. Courses offered were: AutoTheft and Burglary Prevention Authority Update, Border Violence from FBI, DrugCartels from th...

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Criminal Justice Training Center in Seattle

Posted by arnistx on June 14, 2009 at 3:14 PM Comments comments ()




May 7 and May 8 2009


I had a terrific time in Seattle at the Criminal Justice Training Center teaching on Development and Management of Defensive Tactics Program for ...

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