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I am also the author of 4 books, available on Amazon, and at many major outlets. I have been contributing writer for Combat Handgun Magazine and Women and Guns Magazine.

I was an instructor for many years, currently on hiatus.

Thank you for following along with me as this journey continues.

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Even instructors need instructors

I got to shoot with my instructor this morning. He really is amazing to watch, he is so good, but is very patient and explains things well. He is the one who convinced me I could become an instructor and share my passion for shooting. I have a new revolver (we teach with them and I didn't have one so I really needed to get one to practice). Harder to shoot than my Glock, I wasn't as accurate. I was on the paper, but...not quite what I'm used to. It is a Ruger SP101 .38/.357. I fired several sets of .38 then decided I needed to try the .357. Well, fired one, put it down and handed a $25 box of ammo to Evan. I'm currently icing my hand waiting for the swelling to go down. LOL But it did make me wonder...what do people do with the really light weight revolvers, like the Smith and Wesson Featherweight which is less than 1/3 the weight of the Ruger? How many times have I had a dealer tell me I wouldn't notice? I noticed!! But the main point is, it was a rare opportunity to shoot with my instructor. Yes, I work with new shooters a lot. But every time I go to the range to "punch holes in paper" with my instructor, I learn something else. No matter how long you've been shoooting, or teaching, you can learn something. Plus, it was a lot of fun to shoot with someone I respect. Thank you all for joining me on this wonderful journey called Blogging. I appreciate the comments, I appreciate you spending some of your valuable time reading, and I hope to hear more from you in the future. I hope you and yours have a very Safe and Merry Christmas! Be safe!

1 comment:

  1. might want to try either the gp100 or one of the guns i'll link below - the gp100 has the added weight which makes the recoil a bit more manageable with the magnum loads. The ones i'm going to link have the weight and porting. As to those shooting snubbies with magnum loads, yep it hurts but it's not too bad if it is ported like these (which i do shoot on occasion.)

    http://www.taurususa.com/product-details.cfm?id=233&category=Revolver&toggle=tr&breadcrumbseries=FH2

    http://www.taurususa.com/product-details.cfm?id=227&category=Revolver&toggle=tr&breadcrumbseries=TS2

    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/38064

    For what it's worth this is what i carry http://www.ruger.com/products/gp100DE/models.html with full power loads - the trick for me ( i love shooting magnums) is practicing till it is comfortable. I actually do want one of the LCR's in 357 even though it hurt like heck to shoot the one my wife bought as her first gun (she promptly sold it and "borrowed" my m9) even though that was a .38. I figure if i can shoot a snub nosed 454 effectively i can learn to do the same w/ the LCR. Also when at the range i have found that these types of gloves help w/ the recoil on the magnums for new and experienced shooters. http://www.amazon.com/Harbinger-Classic-WristWrap-Glove-Medium/dp/B00074H67E/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1327420292&sr=8-7

    Just have to find a pair that is thin in the palm so it doesn't compromise your grip. The wrist support helps quite a bit.

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