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"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

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Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

"Real-World Training"---Really?

So I got it into my head that maybe I should seek a little bit more training with handguns. I looked into some schools and at one of them, I saw a claim that they offer "tactical training" for "real world" scenarios.

Sounds good, right?

Then there was this: No pocket guns and they don't recommend revolvers.

Now I don't know about your neck of the woods, but around here, the people who carry concealed carry pocket guns: Kel-Tecs, Kahrs, Rugers, and the various J-frames and clones. Hardly anybody strolls around carrying a full-sized or medium-sized Glock or 1911.

That's the real world. That's what people are toting. Not offering training in them seems kind of, well, moronic.

Look, maybe they don't want to build a full 300 round course around those guns. A LCR is no fun to shoot very much, even with standard-pressure ammunition. But they ought to think about offering something.

4 comments:

Deadstick said...

Perhaps we need the Darkover Compact...

Comrade Misfit said...

The Darkover Compact, as I understand it, tacitly assumes that each party will have equivalent physical characteristics.

Doesn't work so well when the aggressor party is male, in good shape and in his late teens or twenties and the defending party is old or female.

Sevesteen said...

Real Operators carry Real Guns. If it isn't a .45, it needs 15 rounds.

(I don't think I've ever carried a Real Operator's gun...)

Comrade Misfit said...

"Real Operators" used to work for The Bell System.