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Old March 6th, 2017, 06:12 AM   #16
 
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Whatever else you do make sure you really can get it drawn and aimed and dry fired from where you carry it. No fumbles, no forgetting the safety, no grip adjustment. From sitting, while carrying something, with a coat on etc. If you mess up here nothing else will matter.



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Old March 6th, 2017, 07:13 AM   #17
 
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Almost everyone is saying the same thing - there's no substitute for some formal training.
Additionally, there is no substitute for REPS handling and shooting your weapon! For example, one of the top safety rules is don't put your finger on the trigger UNTIL you are ready to fire the weapon. Initially, you should think about that rule before handling the weapon but that rule has to become instinctive so in the future you always pick up the weapon correctly without thinking about it. I picked up that instinct around 45+ years ago when I was learning to hunt and it serves me well today.
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thanks for the replies to this thread

yes I agree that classes are a good idea "in general" but as for me, I thought I typed about that in 1.1 and repeated in 8.2 above...

1.1 geezer age some health issues not physically fit
8.2 health issues affect focus ability mobility

am I being too cryptic here ? what do y'all think these words mean ? that I get up in the morning run 5 miles then 1 hour workout only 1 day a week instead of 7 days a week ? well no it does not mean that I suppose I can attention whore my health issues here but really I'd rather not

what I'd like to read from people who have attended those shooting classes are what kinds of important things you learned

I like internet stuff and it suits my needs and purposes very well. I don't want to be some tacticool operator able to shoot down multiple targets doing double taps while running and kneeling behind barricades etc I just want to be a quiet old geezer who manages to surprise some piece of sh*t and shoot back a few times
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I don't know what your state's requirements are. In NV, the 8 hour class is mandatory. While it would probably cost more, I would think you could find an instructor who would break it up across several days. Maybe one of them does evening classes for the after-work crowd.

Greatest value of the class to me was the legal side. What the law says, and how it's actually enforced (absolutely critical). My class was taught by a retired LEO.

Don't need to go "tactical" to have a CCW. Hopefully the people who go to the class are (mentally) mature enough to know life isn't a die hard film.
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thanks for the replies to this thread

yes I agree that classes are a good idea "in general" but as for me, I thought I typed about that in 1.1 and repeated in 8.2 above...

1.1 geezer age some health issues not physically fit
8.2 health issues affect focus ability mobility

am I being too cryptic here ? what do y'all think these words mean ? that I get up in the morning run 5 miles then 1 hour workout only 1 day a week instead of 7 days a week ? well no it does not mean that I suppose I can attention whore my health issues here but really I'd rather not

what I'd like to read from people who have attended those shooting classes are what kinds of important things you learned

I like internet stuff and it suits my needs and purposes very well. I don't want to be some tacticool operator able to shoot down multiple targets doing double taps while running and kneeling behind barricades etc I just want to be a quiet old geezer who manages to surprise some piece of sh*t and shoot back a few times
Just because you are older with health issues does not mean you cannot train with a professional. It may mean one on one training, besides you should avoid the mall ninja type trainers anyway. Plus you can train on your own. A short time in a class is not going to make you the best you can be.

Keep in mind I am 62 years old, have had several heart attacks, several procedures including bypass surgery. I survive with a pacemaker defibrillator in my chest, and am not the most spry youngster on the block.

I train every single day, because of my disabilities I become better at what I can do. I suggest the purchase of a blue gun for practice drawing, they are about 50 bucks. Well worth it to avoid a trip to the ER, or worse. I also train point shooting daily with an airsoft replica, about 200 rounds a day. A replica will cost you more or less than 100 bucks.

I also carry a hardwood cane, and I practice using that cane for SD. A cane is in your hands all the time, no need to draw. It can give you time to draw, and does very well at keeping thugs away from you.

The most important training is situational awareness, this will likely keep you out of the deep stuff in the first place. You already do this when driving a car, though some people are better than others at it. Take the same awareness you use for driving, apply it to public carry, and you will be ahead of the game.
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