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So, I took a class on armed security last weekend. I've been doing security(armed and unarmed)for almost a decade, and I thought it was time to make it official. The class was out at Ben Avery shooting range, and the instructor was from Frontsight out in Vegas. The instructor was good, and I had a great time even though some of the tactics taught were a little out dated IMO. I have to admit though, the malfunction drills were great! Definetly adding them to my training. What I saw out on that range was pretty scary though. I couldn't believe the amount of negligent behavior on the range. People had NO muzzle discipline(had 2 weapons pointed at me), couldn't listen to range commands, couldn't seem to listen to the courses of fire, didn't come prepared to run their weapon all day, and on and on!! It got me thinking, I see these people that carry their weapon everyday, and had NO IDEA how to properly use it. It's crazy to think people out there just get a gun, carry it sometimes, and think they are going to be able to use it effectivly in a dynamic shooting scenario. Now, I'm a bit of a nerd as are most of us when it comes to our firearms, but I am a true believer in being a master of your craft, and not being one of those idiots. We have been given an opportunity to be responsible citizens, and carry a weapon to ensure the safety of ourselves, and our loved ones. With this opportunity comes responsibility. I believe if we decide to use our right to carry a weapon, it's our resonsibility to make sure we do it safely, and train so that we're an asset to society, and NOT a liability. For the inexperienced people on this forum that carry and use a firearm, take this thread seriously. Know your weapon! Know how to field strip, complete breakdown, funtion of different parts, and so on! We all need to have an intimate relationship w our firearms! MASTER YOUR CRAFT,AND DON'T BE ONE OF THOSE IDIOTS. Ok ok, I feel better now that I vented:)

P.s. I'm gonna brag a little bit. I had a couple really good shooters(including ex FBI of 14 years) in the class, and I got top shot. I was on point yesterday!!!
 

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Jmiles50
Agree with your post. Too many people disregard or just don't safely handle guns. Maybe we need a mandatory gun safety class in High Schools, wait a minute drivers education hasn't worked out all that well. Congrats on top shot. By "making it official" does your state not require licensing for security?
I believe just for contract security you need a license.
 

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SteveC said:
More than occasionally I have to restrain a tendency to rant on this subject. have to say that folks at both clubs I belong to are very good but I have run into more than a few serious knuckleheads at public ranges. The second thing that drives me crazy are the people who take a single CCW class and figure they're ready to rock. I"m betting more than half of them will never get their guns out of the holster. We get a chance to promote mastery of craft here, which is great, though we're preaching to the choir to some extent. Wish there was more awareness in general. Good post, though. Reminders about safety are always a good thing.
I think I was just a bit heated and needed to vent to my peeps :)
 
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