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I was an instructor for many years, Recently retired.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Home Firearms Safety Instructor Class

I took this class last weekend.  I admit, I thought it would be easy after teaching First Steps and other classes, but … I was surprised!  It was a lot more complex than I expected!  We, the instructor candidates, aka students, had to be able to handle, unload and show safe a wide variety of firearms.  Not just the semi-autos and revolvers I was used to, but different rifles and shotguns and black power?.  I had never handled a shotgun, and knew nothing about black powder, so these were completely new me.

Every time I take a class, or even teach a class, I learn something.  This was no exception.  It was a little intimidating to take an instructor class from the person I teach for, but he’s fair and I can take some good natured teasing. 

If you have firearms in the home, for any reason, and have family members who don’t shoot, and don’t want to shoot, PLEASE consider a Home Firearms Safety class for them.  There is no shooting, no learning to shoot.  It focuses on being able to make any firearm you stumble across safe, as well as some basics on storage and cleaning.  But my biggest takeaway was Making a Firearm Safe.  Who knows, it might make them more comfortable and take away some of the nerves and eventually they will want to shoot.  But even if not, knowing what to do when you find a gun can make a huge difference in your safety and the safety of those around you. 

Be Safe.  If you don’t know, don’t touch and find someone to help.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, there are many people who do not know about firearms usage because sometimes they don't want to use or they feel scary to use a handgun, so I think training is only the best option for those people to aware of the purpose of keeping firearms at home.

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