Ponderosa Gunworks

Ponderosa Gunworks is a company established by myself and my wife to better educate people about how to survive when things are at their worst.

Ponderosa Gunworks is a privately owned company that is dedicated to helping people survive the struggle of the real world. Bad things happen to good people all the time. And it is knowledge, not cool toys and giant supply stashes that help people survive the everyday disaster. Some of the classes that we offer include: State of Louisiana Emergency Medical Responder American Heart Association CPR (Heartsaver, Professional Rescuer, Heartsaver First AId) NRA Basic Pistol NRA First Steps Pistol NRA Shotgun NRA Rifle Louisiana Concealed Carry NRA Refuse to Be a Victim Louisiana Hunters Safety Unarmed Combative Self Defense Unarmed Combative Self Defense for Women Some of the Services we offer: Firearms Refinishing Firearms Maintenance (including AR rifles) Land Management Private Outdoor Range First Aid And Security Standby

Mission: To improve the knowledge of individuals so that they may be more self reliant in times of personal or national crisis.

[03/25/19]   We will be having a concealed carry class on April 20th. $100. Message me if interested.

South Louisiana IDPA!

A little practice weekend. GSSF AND IDPA. Now I’m tired.

[05/22/18]   Congratulations to My beautiful wife Heather Hill Stumpf. She has recently finished her NRA pistol instructor classes and has joined our staff as an instructor. Her first class will be on the 26th of this month. Come and join us!

[03/01/18]   ATTENTION LOUISIANA TEACHERS!
YOU MUST FOLLOW AND SUPPORT THIS BILL!
YOU MUST LOG ONTO LEGISCAN AND VOTE YES, YOU MUST CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES TODAY!
You must be a concealed carrier, do not wait!

HOUSE BILL NO. 271
BY REPRESENTATIVE GAROFALO
WEAPONS/FIREARMS: Provides for the carrying of a concealed handgun on school property by certain teachers or administrators
1 AN ACT
2 To amend and reenact R.S. 40:1379.3(N)(11) and to enact R.S. 14:95.2(C)(9) and (H),
3 relative to carrying a firearm on school property; to provide an exception for
4 administrators and teachers on the campus of an elementary, secondary, or high
5 school campus who possess a concealed handgun permit; to create exceptions
6 regarding where concealed handguns may be carried; to provide for additional
7 qualifications; to provide for conditions; to provide for applicability; and to provide
8 for related matters.
9 Be it enacted by the Legislature of Louisiana:
10 Section 1. R.S. 14:95.2(C)(9) and (H) are hereby enacted to read as follows:
11 §95.2. Carrying a firearm or dangerous weapon by a student or nonstudent on
12 school property, at school-sponsored functions, or in a firearm-free zone
13 * * *
14 C. The provisions of this Section shall not apply to:
15 * * *
16 (9) A teacher or administrator of an elementary, secondary, or high school
17 who meets the qualifications and complies with all conditions and restrictions set
18 forth in Subsection H of this Section.

[11/21/17]   Hey everybody! Been a while. Anyway after flood repair and everything else I’m back to teaching concealed carry classes. My next class is December 9th. Just shoot me a message if you are interested.

[05/16/17]   We are still teaching concealed carry courses. I have been doing most of them this spring by appointment. I am working on a new range where you can shoot how you want to shoot. It will be a semi public range. If you have taken one of my classes you are eligible. I'm hoping to have it up and running by fall. When I get it done I'm going to have a turkey shoot for all my alumni. Give me a call. (225) 572 8099.

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Big things happening here at Ponderosa Gunworks. We are now an NCStar dealer in addition to Taser International. Browse their website. If you see something you like contact me. I'm pretty sure I can beat most people's prices, even ebay.

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Event - Louisiana Hunter Education Classroom Course - March 13, 2017 in Livingston, LA

Ponderosa Gunworks is sponsoring a Hunters Safety class at Doyle High School starting the evening of March 13th. Click the following link to register.

https://www.register-ed.com/events/view/99521

www.register-ed.com Register-Ed is the Official Online Hunter and Boater Education Course Registration platform of many states. Choose your state, find an event, and signup online.

[02/07/17]   Ok y'all. It's been a while but I have another ccw class scheduled. It will be for march 4th. Fee is $100. If you are interested let me know. I teach the USCCA curriculum and I am an associate instructor. This curriculum is acceptable for your Louisiana CCW.

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Pm me for info.

For obvious reasons, I have cancelled the ccw class this Saturday, August 20th. But the class for Sunday the 28th still has plenty of seats so pm me if you are interested.

[08/19/16]   For obvious reasons, I have cancelled the ccw class this Saturday, August 20th. But the class for Sunday the 28th still has plenty of seats so pm me if you are interested.

[08/02/16]   I am still currently offering CPR and Standard First Aid on an as needed basis. If you need either of these classes let me know.

I have 2 concealled carry classes coming up. One is Saturday, August 20th and one is Sunday August 28th. The Saturday class is filling up quickly, but teh Sunday class is still pretty open. Message or text me for the details.

[06/04/16]   Hey everybody! If you are looking for a concealed carry class I will be teaching one June 25th. I am also going to try to teach a hunters Ed course July 21st, 22nd and 23rd. That one will fill up fast. Right now it is tentative, but as soon as it is more concrete, I will post it. Also, if you need a concealed carry update contact me. I can do those on a one on one basis.

[03/10/16]   I still have plenty of seats in my Concealled carry class for this weekend on the 12th. Pm me for the details.

www.register-ed.com

Louisiana Hunter Education Classroom Course

https://www.register-ed.com/programs/louisiana/9-louisiana-hunter-education-classroom-course?

This is a link I found about this weekend. If you are looking for a hunter Ed course this is a valuable link. Our sheriff's department does an outstanding job teaching these classes but there are other classes available in our area. You do not have to stay in your own parish to get hunter Ed.

The online classes are great, but they are not really the course of choice for our younger hunters. They really benefit from the integration with the instructors. You also have to attend a field day to get your certification.

Now is the time to take hunter Ed. It's not too hot, and if you put it off hoping you can find a class closer to hunting season, they will all be full.

www.register-ed.com Ready to get registered for Louisiana's required hunting safety education classes? Find everything you need right here: course lists, dates, forms, and registration.

[02/21/16]   Just got back from the La Dept of Wildlife and Fisheries Instructor Workshop at Camp Grant Walker. It was a great program that was put on by great people. I want to teach a hunter Ed class sometime this spring somewhere in the Livingston-Albany area. What I need is a room for a few nights that can hold 30 people. Schools are kind of a pain because of the gun free schools laws. We can shoot here at my house, so I want to keep it close to those areas. If you can hook me up with a location, let me know. The class is free, and is great for kids and adults. It's a great refresher even if you are old like me.

92% of accidental hunting accidents involve getting shot by yourself or someone in your hunting party, usually your family and friends. Just because we are old dogs doesn't mean we can remember a few old tricks.

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I have a concealed carry class coming up March 12th. I have been teaching a blended class of NRA Basic Pistol and the USCCA curriculum. It's been working very well. The class is $100.00 and covers everything you need to get your Louisiana Concealled Carry Permit. It starts at 9am and finishes up around 6. I will provide you with lunch because we kind of work through it. It is taught at my house in Holden, LA. If you have any questions feel free to message me. Spread the word.

www.nrainstructors.org NRAInstructors Learn To Shoot Safely And Correctly. NRA Has A Course Near You! Whether you are interested in hunting,personal protection,home safety or competition.

Big news here at Ponderosa Gunworks. We are now a distributor for Taser International. We carry both the civilian and police versions as well as refill cartridges and other supplies. We also will carry some other quality products by companies such as Streamlight, Gerber, Bokker and Coughlins. I am going to try to put together a web catalog and price sheet as soon as I can. This happened kind of quick but I wanted to get the news out.

As we have had many requests, we have finally started some ponderosa gunworks merchandise. Our first attempt is a T shirt. We have all sizes s-###l in the traditional T shirt ans well as all sizes in a women's V neck. They have a front and back print. they will be $20.00. If you are interested, let me know. I can ship anywhere in the US.

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Exciting news here at Ponderosa Gunworks. We are alligning with the USCCA to teach their curriculum. While we will still teach elements of the NRA marksmanship program, this curriculum will be much more applicable for Louisiana's concealled carriers. This will be the curriculum taught at our upcoming class on January 23rd. I have 9 people registered already, so it is filling up fast. follow this link to sign up.

https://www.nrainstructors.org/CourseDetails.aspx?Courseid=356238&seats=12&State=n&zip=70744&radius=25.1&id=2&bsa=&youth=&women=

nrainstructors.org NRAInstructors Learn To Shoot Safely And Correctly. NRA Has A Course Near You! Whether you are interested in hunting,personal protection,home safety or competition.

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Well things have slowed down some and I can finally find the time to teach another concealed carry class. This class satisfies the training component for the Louisiana Concealed Handgun Permit. The class is January 25th. From 8-5. If you don't have a handgun contact me and you can borrow one of mine. You will need about 50 rounds of ammunition. The cost is $100. Follow this link to register.

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[12/04/15]   Terrorism
[ter-uh-riz-uh m]
noun
1.
The use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.

So, when are we going to quit calling this crap "mass shootings" and call it what it is?

The answer? NEVER. Because that would force the government to admit that they have no policy for domestic terrorism and stop the constant drumbeat of blaming the NRA, gun manufacturers and lawful gun owners.

If you use a gun and shoot a bunch of people, you are a terrorist. I don't care if you are a special Ed student, a drunk from Alabama or an American of pakastani descent who may have become radicalized. You should have the full force of the US military brought down upon you.

Instead we get more of the same, more hand wringing and more dead people.

Don't own one of these but if you do you may have a problem.

This is why I do what I do. I'm not really so worried about bad guys and things that go bump in the night. I'm worried that he won't have this opportunity with my grandchildren.

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American Heart Association releases new CPR guidelines

We don't just do firearms training. We do lots of other stuff too. One of my most popular classes is my AHA CPR classes. I do individual CPR recertification by appointment as well.


http://www.firerescue1.com/fire-products/fire-CPR/articles/16327018-american-heart-association-releases-new-cpr-guidelines/

www.firerescue1.com DALLAS The American Heart Association s 2015 Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC confirms known CPR recommendations with several quality enhancements to help save more lives, including a range for the

https://www.facebook.com/lonnie.desalvejr/posts/1037149419658976

When one needs sarcasm, count on Lonnie Desalve.

*sigh*

[09/12/15]   Thanks to Cabelas for the hospitality unfortunately I won't get a chance to come back tomorrow but it's still a tax-free weekend on guns and ammo so if you been eyeballing the new deer rifle this would be the weekend to pick it up

Come on down to Cabellas. Going to be here till about 1.

[09/08/15]   Hey everybody! I am scheduled to talk at Cabella's this weekend for their NRA weekend. I'll be talking Saturday and possibly Sunday near the front of the store. I am gonna talk about Dry Fire Drills and how they can improve your shooting. Let your friends know. Nothing sucks more than to talk to a bunch of empty chairs! Come see me!

www.personaldefensenetwork.com

Why I Died

http://www.personaldefensenetwork.com/article/why-i-died/

This is one of the best articles on being a concealled carrier I have ever read. I think we're all guilty.

www.personaldefensenetwork.com Prepare like your life depends on it. Take responsibility for your own survival.

[08/17/15]   I'm probably not teaching any big concealled carry classes in August because of the heat, but I do have a First Responder update starting August 24th. And, as always, just hit me up. I still am doing one on one CPR updates when ya'll need them and will do concealled carry for 2 or more people. I have to watch when I teach concealled carry because my wife works nights. She gets mad and starts whining when 24 people cut loose with handguns all afternoon. I don't know why. Sleep can be so over rated. (If I have a black eye tomorrow you will know she read this.).

[08/16/15]   Check out my new site!

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Ponderosa Gunworks is a company established by myself and my wife to better educate people about how to survive when things are at their worst.

[08/16/15]   I received an email from someone who was interested in taking one of my classes. She wanted to see my website. I honestly never though that when I started this company word would spread farther that word of mouth would carry it. But, I'm kind of excited that it has. I don't really even have any pictures of my students from my classes, because the thought never crossed my mind. So, here are some of my more interesting pictures since I have joined Facebook. Please share this site so that word can spread. Thanks. Matt & Heather

[08/16/15]   I received an email from someone who was interested in taking one of my classes. She wanted to see my website. I honestly never though that when I started this company word would spread farther that word of mouth would carry it. But, I'm kind of excited that it has. I don't really even have any pictures of my students from my classes, because the thought never crossed my mind. So, here are some of my more interesting pictures since I have joined Facebook. Please share this site so that word can spread. Thanks. Matt & Heather

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