Garden & Guns | Shooting

competitive marksmanA chunk of tooth fell out of my tooth, my first dental disaster.  I have never had a crown or a root canal or any other extreme pain episode regarding my teeth. Braces in the 70′ caused enough discomfort to last a lifetime,  I hope. So, with one of the little points on a back molar now missing, I immediately called my dentist’s office for a fix-it job. They could see me first thing the next morning. What does this have to do with precision shooting  and marksmanship? Absolutely nothing, at first glimpse.  However, all good carry and conceal methods look like absolutely nothing at first. Pro-active self protection looks like absolutely nothing, at first. But, when I pay attention, when I take the time to note my surroundings, I see many interesting connections. In my dentist’s office waiting area, for example, I spied a number of magazines among which were issues of Garden & Guns. Very quietly, we can announce who we are without saying a word. How we conduct ourselves and what we surround ourselves with make loud statements. With that, it is good to know who The Good Guys are.   Thankfully, I only needed a filling to repair my tooth.  But, more than that, the circumstances reminded me to remain fresh, not stale, in  noting my surroundings, noting who surrounds me, paying attention to the details.  This makes me reliable, trustworthy and someone you want to have around in case of emergency, even if only for dealing with a broken tooth!

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"I worked as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer for over 14 years, in a firearms carrying capacity. First assigned to LAX (1994), then to the Los Angeles/ Long Beach Seaport (1997-2007), I took an early retirement from my final duty station of El Paso, TX (2007-2008). Never having handled firearms prior to this job, I give full credit for my initial shooting lessons and safe firearms handling skills to the government. As I began to compete, I gleaned tips and coaching lessons from the best law enforcement instructors across the nation, turning myself into one of the best, too. I was a firearms instructor in Los Angeles and a national level competitor on a formally sponsored team from 1999 through 2003, being sent all over the nation for pistol match competitions. As a result of this gift of an experience, I went on to set five national records in the law enforcement shooting sports. Check in regularly to read about those and other adventures and misadventures!"
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