Linda Harris Memorial and Scholarship


George Harris, International Firearms Consultants founder, SIGARMS Academy co-founder, and former Army Reserve Marksmanship Team member, announced the official launch of the Linda Harris Memorial Scholarship administered by the United States Concealed Carry Association.

“This fund will provide a means to create and further perpetuate the concept of female firearms instructors who in turn will bring more women into the shooting sports and personal defense arenas in the United States and around the world,” George Harris said. “The program will start by selecting a well deserving applicant to an all expenses paid class appropriate for their level of expertise. Initially this will be self-funded by USCCA but will expand with industry support in the interest of bringing more women into the world of safe and successful use of firearms.”

Linda Harris, who passed away at age 68 on September 1, 2018, was well known in the firearms community as an outstanding instructor who dedicated herself and her career to training people to defend themselves and to encouraging women to get involved in the shooting sports. After George Harris co-founded the SIGARMS Academy, Linda joined on as the first female firearms instructor in the history of the company, teaching a variety of firearms-related subjects to men and women alike. After officially retiring in 2011, she continued teaching women in the proper use and safe handling of firearms for sporting and defensive use.

Applicants can begin by visiting the USCCA website ( for additional information.

“No greater tribute could Linda have but to be able to have the work she was so passionate about carried on in her name with the same passion and effort that she exhibited,” George Harris said. “Pass this along and become a part of this movement to bring more women into our efforts to keep firearms as part of our heritage.”

“Through the Linda Harris Memorial Scholarship, the USCCA will be able to encourage many new generations of female instructors inspired by Linda’s work,” said Destry Jeter, USCCA’s director of training. “We are truly looking forward to seeing the efforts and determination of these women recognized and rewarded.”

US Army’s got a new pistol. But can they shoot?

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George Harris
President & CEO
International Firearms Consultants, LLC

It’s a battle that I fought all the way to the Pentagon to simplify combat marksmanship training. I even proved it with live examples. Got great reviews and promises but in the end, little changed.

Some of my former team members and world champion shooters still do what they can but big Army can’t see the forest for the trees. Reminds me of the “Hardly Able to Do Little Construction Company” Fucked Up Like a Football Bat and apt to stay that way.

BTW, I shot and maxed the pistol qualification more than one time with witnesses, shooting the pistol upside down, left handed, just to show that qualification meant little more than being able to point the gun and pull the trigger crudely. This when many of those that needed to qualify, having been “previously trained”, could not hit the target anywhere with more than 50% of their shots. Just like the L.E. community where the safest place on the range is behind the target.

As a wise man once said, “Shooting is the hardest simple thing to do that one is likely to undertake.” I believe the man once had a speed shop and gun shop under the same roof, which was ventilated by the mother of one of his friends when she wanted to know if the gun she was holding would fire or not….

Dry Practice with George Harris

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