Barb’s first day of class

Today and tomorrow Barb is attending Insights General Defensive Handgun class. I’ve been teaching her how to shoot and she does well with basic shooting. She just got her holster on Thursday so I have not taught her much about the draw and only the basics of defensive shooting. But I think she is more than adequately prepared for the class:


CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT or documentation of good character AND BRING THOSE DOCUMENTS WITH YOU TO CLASS. You must be totally familiar and comfortable with your handgun. If you have never shot before or wonder how your gun works we recommend our Handgun Safety and Marksmanship class or our Basic Handgun Safety and Responsibility class.


Required Equipment:

Reliable, functional semi-automatic handgun; Belt holster (rigid) with sturdy belt; pants with belt loops; 600 rounds of brass-cased, FMJ ammunition (minimum); minimum of 2 magazines and a magazine pouch; Concealment clothing; Hearing and eye protection.

I think she may be a little bit nervous. She didn’t sleep particularly well last night and said she was thinking about the class a lot. But the clincher was that as she was just going out the door she noticed she was wearing her holster upside down.


4 thoughts on “Barb’s first day of class

  1. Well, she is developing that grand old tradition of all shooters! I can’t count how many shooters I know who have left behind their ammunition, a gun, a holster or some other critical piece for a match or class! We had a shooter at the Boomershoot Clinic forget the bolt for his rifle a few years ago. Tell her she is now a real member of the shooting community!!

  2. What Bill says isn’t restricted to shooting. I’ve seen canoe paddlers arrive at the put-in without paddles and I left the house once thinking “I’m forgetting something… oh, yeah, the boat!” Luckily, I had driven only about 20 feet. Hurrying is counter-productive.

    • Sometimes it’s worse than counterproductive. There’s been a case of a skydiver jumping out of an airplane — having forgotten to take his parachute. Somewhat more common, and almost as dangerous, is exiting without all the straps tightly fastened.
      This is why you do “gear checks” on yourself. And on your buddy. Several times.

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