Wednesday, January 13, 2010

14 Things Firearm Instructors Know

I've been doing firearms training for a while and in so doing learned a few things along the way. In no particular order, they are listed as the following:

If you use the terms clip and bullet in the wrong context when talking about a pistol, you lack basic firearm knowledge.

Neophyte men students are just as unknowledgeable about guns as women; they fake it well.

New women students tend to shoot better than their male counterparts; they pay attention.

Women usually score higher score on the gun safety examination; guys already know it all.

If you are not used to shooting, the gun will get heavy and you'll get a tightened sensation in the chest and shoulders area.

If you are a woman wearing a shirt with a plunging neck line, a hot cartridge casing will lodge itself into your bra.

Shooting accurately is a depreciable skill that must be continually practiced.

A student will not be a gunslinger after one firearm safety class.

Some students are "naturals" at shooting. It's a great feeling to see someone discover an unknown talent.

A lot of what you see in the movies and on TV about guns is a bunch of BS.

A person who brags about being able to shoot accurately usually has trouble proving it.

There is no such thing as a "ladies gun."

Older guy shooters tend to favor revolvers and need to be watched to ensure they don't get their thumb cut behind the slide of an autoloader.

"All-Ladies Classes" are a marketing gimmick. They key is to take a class with a credentialled, qualified, and knowledgeable instructor.

1 comment:

God, Gals, Guns, Grub said...

As a fellow firearms instructor, I concur. Dann in Ohio