my quest to be a responsible gun owner: by IVANTANK

DES Training, rock hill, south carolina http://www.shootingsafe.com/default.aspx
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DES Training, rock hill, south carolina
http://www.shootingsafe.com/default.aspx

this will be a work in progress because i am in the first stage on my training. some background to better understand me. i am 52years old and my kids are all gone from home. paying attention to the current political climate, also to the soring crime rate, such as "home invasions" got me to thinking that i needed to be more proactive in my own home defence. after alot of intence discussion with my wife it was decided i would bring a weapon into the home. first purchace was a mossberg 500, second purchace was a glock17..now some self taught gun firing, but i want more.step in des training..the biginners program is called" The NRA First steps Pistol Orientation"..no shit and when in class no joking around. them NRA instructors got zero sence of humor. our instructer is a retired state trooper. talking points included the color steps and conditions of readieness. which should be credited to "JEFF COOPER" but was not..in two weeks is on to "Basic Pistol Shooitng.

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 7:06 AM

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The more training Ivan

the better prepared that you are to defend your home and family!

5 years 27 weeks ago, 7:17 AM

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Sound Good

Sounds like they are in an active program to learn and shoot. That is a great start.

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 7:31 AM

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samD has got it correct--the more training the better. BUT training is not a destination. Training programs are steps along the way, while you are gaining knowledge and technique. If you do not regularly practice what you have learned, you will lose capability and become dangerously over-confident.
If you and your wife are going to obtain concealed carry permits, after you get defensive handgun training, you must practice the draw and fire, using the dry practice method, preferably everyday, or at least--as runawaygun instructed, before departing your home, while carrying.
NEVER become over-confident and under-practiced.

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
5 years 27 weeks ago, 7:57 AM

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for bringing my attention to the jeff cooper pistol and ready method...after reading that it help us understand what we heard in class on wensday..it all tied in wonderfully

I have reasons for the things I do, just don't expect them to be reasonable
5 years 27 weeks ago, 7:42 AM

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untill you do it by second nature!

"the thrill of the hunt"
5 years 27 weeks ago, 7:51 AM

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Add one thing

Ivan I want to add one thing to what sam and LLE have said. That is a holster. You don't have to buy the most expensive but certainly not the cheapest. If you carry (CCW) the holster or purse holster is a hell of a lot more than just something to carry your piece in. Think about how you are going to carry and that means in everyday eventualities from unexpected lunches to using the bathroom. Carry with a holster that is broken in and you are thoroughly familiar with (by feel). That holster is putting your firearm into a position where you can readily draw it from (but has to be concealed). If you have already thought about this good.

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 9:44 AM

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and along the way you will discover more and more about yourself. gun safety is a full time thing any time there are firearm in your house. you must alway be aware of it. safety is everything. ryo have learn many thing in the gun safety courses have taken. it easier now cause have been doing this for several sai now, because could not shoot and this was way to participate with ryo family at the range and gun club. ryo sincerely hope you find everything you want, but remember, the weapon itself is only a tool, and it have no sense of self or understanding. it is only as safe as you make it. the responsibility alway belong to you now neh. ryo really hope you will enjoy your class and learn a lot and have a good time along the way. gun safety is serious thing, but gun ownership should alway be a fun thing. practice as often as possible.

Your friend,

LittleDragon

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