In today’s cultural and political climate, with the addition of a global pandemic, it is important for all of us to remember to stay calm, cool, and collected. Here are 5 tips for staying calm when it seems like the world around you has gone crazy!

  1. Stay positive. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed if you are looking at the world around you with a negative attitude. Instead of focusing on the negative, choose to confidently face any hardships with a positive attitude. 

  2. Identify the stressor. While it might seem counterintuitive, focus on what exactly is causing you to feel stressed. This will let you overcome those feelings by focusing on the strengths you have and your ability to understand what is seeming scary or crazy. 

  3. Reframe the situation. When faced with a crazy situation, take time to calm down and decompress. Once you remove yourself from the stressor, you can develop a different perspective to help you reframe the crazy world into something that you can face head-on. 

  4. Make a plan. If you are faced with a crazy situation, make a step by step plan to get through the difficulties. Creating a clear plan of attack, you will be able to stay calm. 

  5. Have fun. Take advantage of any opportunity to have fun by doing something you enjoy with people who make you happy. Spending time doing something you enjoy can help you feel calm. As we’ve mentioned before on our blog, spending time at the shooting range has health benefits and can help you stay calm in the face of the crazy world. 

Things around you may seem crazy, but if you apply these 5 simple tips, you will be able to stay calm, cool, and collected!

Safety is of the utmost importance at Shooters Depot, so we offer firearms safety classes, and right now we are offering a discounted price on our basic firearm safety certification course!

As we talked about in last month's blog, there are more new firearm owners in 2020 than ever before. We offer firearms safety classes at all levels -- from novice to full tactical training -- led by certified instructors and law enforcement personnel. 

One of our most popular certification courses is our basic pistol safety course. This two-hour course is designed for new gun owners or those who have never received any formal training on firearms, in particular single mothers or others interested in learning self-protection. Participants for this course need a semi-automatic handgun or revolver, 50 rounds of ammunition, targets, and eye and ear protection (rentals are available). 

The Basic Pistol Certification Course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a handgun safely. In this class, participants will learn the rules of safe firearm handling, parts and operation, shooting fundamentals, and range rules to name a few. 

This class is usually $140, but for a limited time, this course will be offered for $99! If you are interested in learning more about basic firearms safety as a new gun owner or if you want a refresher course in shooting fundamentals, sign up for the Basic Pistol Certification Course at the discounted cost of $99!

To register, CALL: (706) 406-0300

With so much upheaval and uncertainty in the world today, it is often comforting to own a firearm. However, there have been over 2 million first-time gun owners in the first half of 2020, which means that there is an increased need for an understanding of gun safety and security!

At Shooters Depot, we believe that firearms can be used to keep our homes secure and protecting our family, but we also know that it’s so important to keep firearm safety in mind. Here are a few resources that we think may be helpful to first-time gun owners:

  1. NSSF - The Firearm Industry and Trade Association’s 10 Rules of Safe Gun Handling

  2. A Girl & A Gun’s 4 Rules of Gun Safety

  3. Gun certification courses to train on how to safely use your firearm - Shooters Depot offers a variety of certification courses, from basic to advanced

  4. Range time is key to practice your skills - Shooters Depot has the Chattanooga area’s premier gun range

  5. Purchasing the correct firearm and ammunition for your needs - Check out Shooters Depot online store for a range of firearms and ammunition to fit your needs or stop by our brick-and-mortar store for a consultation with one of our experts

We hope that these resources help you to better understand what it means to be a first-time gun owner and how to be safe with a firearm.