Alternate title: In a class full of LE guys in black or multicam, where I’m drawing from concealment in a button-down short sleeve shirt, somehow I turn out to be the gear whore…
Today was TD1 (training day 1) of a 2-day Performance Pistol Process class taught by Frank Proctor. Spoiler alert: Frank is a legitimately great instructor, I’m enjoying his class tremendously, and regardless of your skill level with pistol I highly recommend taking one of his classes.
So, about the gear whore thing…
Proof that not every instructor demo at Rogers Shooting School goes perfectly, but also an example of how to handle the situation with humor and grace. In this video, chief instructor Ronnie Dodd executes his first reload cleanly, but on the second reload comes up with a multi-tool instead of a magazine when he reaches back to the pouches on his belt.
For the vast majority of my adult life, all the way through 2012, I was a perfectly stereotypical casual shooter. I made it to the indoor range every month or three and shot 150-200 rounds of ammo. Because I shot better than the drunk monkeys in the stalls around me, I told myself that I was a pretty good shot and felt good leaving the range.
The problem was, every once in a while, there would be someone there who didn’t just shoot better than the drunk monkeys — they’d shoot so much better than me that I could hardly believe it. For a long time, I convinced myself that these folks were specially trained ex-SOCOM types, freaks of nature, or possibly both.