Monthly Archives: October 2013

Another Brown Bag Special…

It's amazing the wildlife we see at the range.  Soon to be butterfly's, all of them incognito.

It’s amazing the wildlife we see at the range. Soon to be butterfly’s, all of them incognito.

As I’ve said before, we teach the same kind of humility that martial arts does.  We don’t want our graduates posting warning signs outside their doors or showing their neighbors their new guns.  A handgun is a last resort device that will save a life in skilled hands. If thieves know you have guns, they’ll come for the guns.  When they get there, they may just shoot first if they think  you’re armed.

Every student and everyone who shoots at La Garita Pistol Club gives his full name, passport or cedula number and we take the numbers of his gun.  Everything is then sent to Ministario de Seguridad.  So if we have a “Brown Bag Special,” it is at the student’s request and for his own security.  Just so you know there’s no funny business going on.

Mr. Bagger took notes during class and we were done with the lecture by 11:00 a.m. I’ll say this about him; he shot accurately from the beginning.  The rest was working on form and developing muscle memory.  By the next day he was moving and using cover and practicing 360 degree awareness as he figured out tactical problems.  I’m proud of Mr. Bagger and happy with myself that he did so well.  We can help you become safe and competent with your weapon or help you choose one that fits you when the time comes.  8898-9398

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DON’T FORGET:  CLUB GATHERING ON SUNDAY  NOVEMBER  27TH 

September 29th 2013 La Garita Pistol Club Gathering

This was a laid back Sunday with only three of us.  And we had fun.

Sometimes after weeks of being shot at, we allow a target to stand down and just watch

Sometimes after weeks of being shot at, we allow a target to stand down and just watch

 

 

We had the range to ourselves that day.  With Enrique’s permission, we used two ranges and set up targets in different places for each shooter.  The idea was to surprise the shooter with new positions.  We measured hits, but there were no limits on rounds fired.  Reload when necessary, tactical reloads impressed the judges (both of us).

Shooter #2 has just drawn his weapon and begun engaging targets.

Shooter #2 has just drawn his weapon and begun engaging targets.

We didn’t measure time except if a person was too slow to react or showed himself to hostile fire longer than necessary.  Then we might call him a great shooter, but a dead great shooter.  It was all subjective and each of us pretended there was really a  bad guy out there.  The use of cover, flanking movements, anything was fair game as long as our guns were always pointed downrange.  Shooters were required to holster their weapons between ranges.

Throughout the exercise, shooters were expected to keep checking behind them, above the ridges of the berms and not fix on their  targets.  It brought back the days of cowboys and Indians we used to play as kids.

Shooter # 1 has been working on his game for some time and it showed.

Shooter # 1 has been working on his game for some time and it showed.

 

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That's me, number 3.  What fun.

That’s me, number 3. What fun.

That’s it, not too many pictures but we shot a lot and sheared ideas.  That’s what friends do.  Come join us Sunday, the 27th.  See you there!

My daughter Andre and I in the beginning.  She now has her own carry permit and I’m proud of her.
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