Monday, October 13, 2008

Women's Pistol Class

A local church recently contacted Viking Services LLC to teach their women a basic handgun class. It was a whole lot of fun and I thought I’d just tell y’all a little about it and show some photos from the day.

We started out meeting at the church for two hours of classroom instruction covering safety, pistol characteristics, various types, sight picture, stance, and so on. Seven women attended as students and Mo led a team of three other instructors so the instructor to student ratio was most excellent. We were originally only going to have three instructors but we are getting ready to bring another instructor on board Viking Services LLC and he was there so we could get a look at him. He did fine and you’ll be hearing about a new course he will be honchoing soon.

Mo is one our firearms instructors (just one of her many skill sets) and is our Principal Instructor for all women and children’s firearms classes. She has a wall covered with NRA certifications, has attended several shooting courses and schools, and has worked as the Primary Female Instructor at ranges in two states. She has been shooting seriously for about 25 years and has been instructing for 15 and we are happy she is on board.

Unfortunately, two of the students had to depart after the classroom portion and were not able to shoot but we will squeeze them into a future class so they get the full course. After the classroom portion we took a quick break for lunch provided by the church and then headed out to the range.

We started the women shooting from a sitting, supported position so they could focus just on proper sight alignment and trigger control. This was the first time several of the women had ever fired a handgun so we took it slow and easy. Eventually we progressed to shooting from a standing position. Each student fired about 40 to 50 rounds by they time they were done and all were shooting better when they left than when they arrived.

All in all it was a fine day and much fun was had by all. Perhaps more importantly - America now has a new group of women shooters who are confident in their ability to safely and effectively handle a firearm.

This was a basic handgun course and the students are aware there is much more to learn. Most expressed interest in receiving additional training focusing on tactics and employing their handguns in a violent encounter. Baby steps…

God Bless America!

Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one. – Luke 22:36


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