|Reach out and touch the solar flares|
|and for my next trick... levitating magazines|
Probably the most important piece of advice I can give is cross reference what you learn. I don’t care if it is from a “professional” that you paid to teach you, or your buddy that took a class himself; make sure and check out your basics against some trusted sources. AND if it doesn’t sound or feel right, it probably isn’t. By the way, the friend running ours did an awesome job. He showed me something that will probably shave about 1/2 second off my mag change. We'll see since I have to do about 1,000 repetitions at home to unlearn and learn. Moral there is be open to learning things. Don't ever think you know it all. Lastly, for goodness sake, HAVE FUN.
|How can this NOT be fun?? (Rossi Ranch Hand in .357 Mag)|
So, we ran basics first, then stepped into mag changes and right into multiple target acquisitions WITH mag changes. Timers are fun to have just to test your progress and/or induce stress. From there, we did some drills working around corners while engaging a target in a hostage situation. Next was shooting and changing magazines on the move. Finally came just playing with toys.
|It's like holding puppies, kittens and fuzzy ducklings all at once!|
For some reason this, naturally, takes up a pretty good block of time. You just have to let the fun time happen. If you crack a whip on training then it isn’t something you’re going to want to do on a regular basis and you will lose your new learners. Not everyone is hardcore and you have to remember that.
|I stand corrected.|
Safety is that boring subject that is the most important piece of any shooting trip. Learn it, teach it, enforce it. Speak up and don’t get upset when someone points out something that could be unsafe. Understand and discuss what is best to keep everyone safe and if someone can’t deal with a strict safety regimen, don’t shoot with them. And then remember... HAVE FUN!
|Brass! Get yer red-hot brass!|
Well, or casings (because we were mostly using steel), but it just didn't sound as good. Stay safe, shoot lots and learn something. The fun will happen. There is almost no way to stop it.