Hunt Chat  

Go Back   Hunt Chat > Tools of the Trade > Handguns & Concealed Carry

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-12-2015, 05:31 PM
Adam Helmer Adam Helmer is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Mansfield, PA
Posts: 3,865
My CCW Classes are full up....

I am a Certified Firearms Instructor in all disciplines. My current activity is handgun training and business is good. Some folks seek instruction before they buy a handgun and others buy a handgun and want to learn how to use it for CCW or home defense; both are valid pursuits.

For those seeking a first handgun, I opt for a double action revolver with adjustable sights in caliber .38 Special. Any person who ever fired a cap gun or water pistol can successfully employ a DA revolver. Some current semi-auto handguns have a confusing array of decocking levers, safties, etc., that confuse a novice under stress. Under stress, keep it simple.

Many novices are self conscious and a public range is a poor place to conduct initial training because other shooters may offer advice. Also, the other shooters are distracting. Fortunately, I have a hilly wooded farm of 60 acres where my 7 ranges accommodate training. My novice classes are small, the B-27 silhouette target is close at 5 yards and sessions are short.

Initial shooting is with a DA .22 revolver. The student always has eye and ear protection and I often use the "Ball & Dummy" drill of loading the revolver with an empty chamber or two to detect flinches. Later sessions see the B-27 moved to 7 and then 10 yards.

PA has over 500,000 CCW people. I like to think I helped a few along the way.

Adam
__________________
Adam Helmer
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-12-2015, 06:50 PM
Dan Morris Dan Morris is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Lakewood, Colorado
Posts: 2,491
Keep it up, instruction is fun and necessary.
Dan
__________________
Lifes not meant to be a journey to the grave with the intentions of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thouroughly used up, totally wore out,loudly proclaiming....
WOW.....WHAT A RIDE.......
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-12-2015, 07:56 PM
Adog Adog is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 22
My dream job right there.
People need to know how to defend themselves, seems like more are realizing that nowadays. Good on you sir, for helping them.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version
Copyright ©2000 - 2013, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.