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tashabear
tashabear
that wasn't so bad
It was a good class; I'm glad I went. While I can, and have, taught marksmanship, the class covered a lot of stuff that they just don't talk about in the Army. Stuff like the difference between rimfire and centerfire rounds, and single v. double action (I spent most of my career lugging a rifle; there's no such thing with an M16). The instructor was good, and made it entertaining, and we got to shoot in the afternoon. Only about 25 rounds of .22 ammo, but it was fun.

Now I get to spend another $100 on my permit. Yay.

i feel: cheerful cheerful

12 trips or shoot the rapids
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kuzu_no_ha From: kuzu_no_ha Date: October 29th, 2006 09:44 pm (UTC) (base camp)
yay!
I'm glad it wasn't as boring as you thought it was going to be.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: October 29th, 2006 10:00 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I was relieved. I'm pretty sure I was the only one with experience handling firearms, though. Funny, though; I was SO much more comfortable handling a .45 than the teensy little .22s. It just has more heft to it -- .22s feel like toys.
darkwolfie From: darkwolfie Date: October 30th, 2006 01:22 am (UTC) (base camp)
That's mah baybee!
tashabear From: tashabear Date: October 30th, 2006 01:27 am (UTC) (base camp)
Just think, hon -- soon you'll be able to buy me weapons with moving parts!
kuzu_no_ha From: kuzu_no_ha Date: October 30th, 2006 02:36 pm (UTC) (base camp)
yay!!!
kuzu_no_ha From: kuzu_no_ha Date: October 30th, 2006 02:34 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I know what you mean. We fired .22s the whole day for practice and understanding of the material and then at the end he had us all fire .45 so we would know what to expect. he had me go first and wanted to make sure I would get scared. He was such a dear man. Then it had the added bonus of if teh grrrl wasn't scared the other men would have no choice but be butch. It worked. He was clever.
baronessmartha From: baronessmartha Date: October 30th, 2006 12:27 am (UTC) (base camp)
oh YAY! I am glad the class was fun. I still agree with Zohra and think you should teach.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: October 30th, 2006 12:30 am (UTC) (base camp)
I may just look into it, actually.
kuzu_no_ha From: kuzu_no_ha Date: October 30th, 2006 02:35 pm (UTC) (base camp)
You have the knowledge already so you would just take those classes the NRA offers. Then it would be extra money!
Which is always nice ^_^
tashabear From: tashabear Date: October 30th, 2006 04:51 pm (UTC) (base camp)
It's always weird and different when you're teaching a different doctrine than what you were originally taught, plus there's finding a venue to teach, plus I don't know if I'd have to carry any liability insurance as an instructor... lots to think about.
kuzu_no_ha From: kuzu_no_ha Date: October 30th, 2006 05:41 pm (UTC) (base camp)
All true. The guy who taught us was retired navy, had been a body guard, a policeman and was still a bounty hunter. In the end it's just teaching basic safety after all.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: October 30th, 2006 05:54 pm (UTC) (base camp)
But what I really dig is marksmanship -- even though I have NO sort of shot group with a pistol, I don't suck with a rifle. And for that, the teaching method is different enough that it would take effort on my part to learn something else. It's just something for me to take into consideration.
12 trips or shoot the rapids