On firearms instructors and schools:
There are a lot of interesting techniques out there and many work in one fashion or another. Some techniques are dated and others are unproven. We at SC can not be the judge but are always willing to listen and learn. If you, the reader, have been to these schools and can express yourself clearly, consider writing a review for SC.
As far as instructor credentials go, I am not of the opinion that one has had to have been shot at or shot to be a good defensive handgun instructor, rifle guru or gun pundit, nor do they need to have years of special experience. On the other hand, they do need a good coach or primary instructor to impart the necessary skill that will be passed on to the students. And they do need to be able to teach a chosen method, and be able to back that method up with logic and thought. My only beef with any instructor, weather he is new or has been at it since the invention of the toilet, is when he presents himself as something he is not. If he is good enough, he neednít embellish his credentials. His teaching methods alone will suffice. That is all I have to add to this topic. Go forth and train.
USA - Wednesday, January 13, 1999 at 10:51:10 (EST)
Shooting is no diff, imho, than stick training, knife training, etc. You gotta do it to get good at it, and the only way to find out if you are any darned good is to go full contact [in a manner of speaking] with someone better than you. Recently listened to 2 guys argue over the better / worse than attributes of the Accuracy International and the PSG-1. Know both of them well, I have shot both of their rigs, and like 'em both. Guarantee not a case of rounds have gone through either gun, probably not through both guns combined. Lordy, they wouldn't shoot guns like that in the pouring rain, sleet, snow. Causes one to smile.
USA - Wednesday, January 13, 1999 at 11:51:41 (EST)
Now to whoever bad mouthed PSS'S. Son get out and shoot and quit thinking about it. No Bench racer ever one a race and no Tecno Shooter has enough going to win a match or save a life. Trust me if you are a bad guy you don't want me looking at you through my scoped PSS at any range. Bottom line is what Plaster said Police Snipers need a one minute or less rifle. Every PSS I have shot would do 1/2 to 3/4 minute and that equals lights out right now for bad guys.
Mike M. <DMMDNLN@AOL.COM>
Calif. USA - Wednesday, January 13, 1999 at 13:10:29 (EST)
Elk Garden , WV USA - Wednesday, January 13, 1999 at 17:34:30 (EST)
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