If the image of Clint is too much let me know and I'll change it. This is the place to come and feel comfortable. We have all had those students who get on our last nerve or the ones that you wonder why they are really here and not shooting on the circuit. The moms, new parents, seniors.....we all have our tales. Feel free, bring a cold one for everyone and lets have "choir practice".
Hey OSS, just got my Pistol Instructor and RSO Certificates, so it's official. Thanks for inviting me to the group. Happy to be here
Although I have an NRA certification for Basic Pistol, the only teaching I do is for our gun club's Action Range Certification class. I don't plan to do any teaching for money, working through the club is enough for me.
I should add that the reason I joined this group was to learn from other instructors! Sharing "war stories" is a great way to get useful learning without actually being there, I think.
Chris, you are certainly correct in your statement. I teach a great deal as part of my business and yes there are many stories. I will say this, I used to teach unarmed but that stopped a couple of years ago. Now days, I am the ONLY person in the room who is armed. One of the students I had back then had decided since he was taking the "Self Defense Act" course that he should wear his gun......concealed. I had asked at the start of the course if anyone had their firearm with them in the classroom and everyone indicated that they did not....including him. Shortly after the start of class I had everyone stand and introduce themselves.
When he stood up the gun hit on the table and he grabbed it to keep it from falling I guess. After everyone had finished I called a break, I found him outside smoking and confronted him about the firearm. At first he still lied about it then finally said he had a Tarus tucked in the waistband of his jeans. I told him his class was over and that he needed to leave. He started getting upset and I quickly told him that he was not helping his case and if he ever wanted to get his license he would leave now. He did and of course burned rubber leaving but his course fees were not refunded and I notified the State Bureau of Investigation with his information and they flagged him in the system. That was the last class I ever taught unarmed.
Hello all! I am a new member...but an old lover of Glocks. Looking forward to exchanging stories, helping out where I can and learning a lot along the way. I do have extensive experience with the Glock. I am a Glock Certified Advanced Armorer, a NRA Certified Law Enforcement Handgun/Shotgun instructor and a Sig Sauer Academy Patrol Rifle instructor and have trained many officers in these areas. I have also had extensive training in basic and advanced S.W.A.T. Tactics. I am no longer a LEO as I have decided to pursue an opportunity offered in the private sector. However, I would really like to join or even start some discussions to expand on, as well as retain, my current knowledge of the best handgun EVER developed...Would also love to help out with some tactics and techniques in using it.
Thank you for having me!