Monday, May 25, 2015

Irony of Irony

I passed the Personal Protection Outside the Home Instructor class this weekend. Now I am authorized to hold classes and sign off on peoples CCW (Concealed Carry License) for Orange County California.
So, where is the Irony you ask??  I live in Los Angeles County and can NOT get a CCW.  ARGHHHHH.

If you live in Orange County and take my class and pass it, you can legally carry your firearm in Los Angeles. Believe me when I tell you, many people make the daily drive or take the train to work in LA.
But if you are a Certified Instructor or plain citizen you can not get a license in Los Angeles.

THIS above is why I look for commonality in gun laws. 40 states recognize my current licenses, 10 do not, they are ; Hawaii, California, Maryland, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Nevada and Oregon.  Can someone please explain to me why my 2nd amendment rights are curtailed anywhere in the United States?  Things need to change.




Sunday, March 15, 2015

Other Shooting excitement.

While I am on work assignment in California, I handle some additional gun duties in my off time.
I now manage the Burbank Gun Shoot Social for the CGSSA.org group. (CalGuns Shooting Sports Association) We have tons of fun there.Selfies are obviously new to me, but some happily married friends, Patricia and Kait, indulge me.
Part of the night is the fun of the Costco Pizza. (Free Food, donation accepted) Sad to say it is the best Pizza in Southern California. My east coast friends will have to trust me and know I have tasted a ton of bad pie here.
we meet the last Friday night of every month at the The Firing Line in Burbank. 7:00 until 10:00 PM

If you happen to be in town stop and see us!





Training Women Shooters

That is what I have been up to. I have been elevated to the Shoot Boss position for Women On Target for CalGuns.  That is me, on one knee, in the lower right. (L-R)
Having most weekends free has allowed me to gain additional certifications from the NRA training programs. Pistol, Rifle, Home Firearm Safety, Refuse to Be A Victim, Personal Protection in the Home, Personal Protection Outside the Home and Chief Range Safety Officer. I am teaching 2 times to 3 times a month now.
Do you see that smile on the woman below holding her target? This women stated at the beginning, "I am deathly afraid of guns." Asked afterwards, she says, "She gets it now," and wants to learn more. Look at her grouping at 21 feet, pretty good huh? She didn't break the paper her first time. Education folks. That is what is needed! I am a fairly big guy, 6 foot, 220 lbs., not the ideal target for a criminal. But this woman? She was 90 pounds and 5 foot tall. Her being trained to defend herself is incredibly important. I am not talking karate here either. 
The Women On Target program is about 4.5 hours long, specifically spends half that time on safety and more safety and then some more safety. We teach the Common Sense you need. (Common to who? I ask) We then teach a mix of shooting and classroom in the Total Participation Involvement methodology. Grip, stance, breath control, target alignment, sights, eye dominance. 

If you catch me in California I am at:
http://cgssa.org/womenontarget/

Elsewhere go to  http://nrainstructors.org/