Happy New Years!

competitive shootingDear Readers,

Let us close out 2012 by recalling the good and the great aspects of shooting. The shooting sports instill personal performance traits such as discipline, focus, respect and attentiveness. The shooting sports instill rules’ knowledge and adherence. We build sportsmanship and professionalism. And, the shooting sports are FUN. Tantamount to this activity comes the safety aspects of handling and shooting firearms. The shooting skills  regarding hunting follow these same paths including providing supper. Self protection and firearms handling adds that extra special layer of awareness and readiness to prompt us to act accordingly as per our training. And, of course, our law enforcement/ military embodies each and every one of these points. The accompanied video demonstrates, for the most part, my almost 13 year old nephew with whom I have been working with firearms since he was about 10. The family came to visit over Thanksgiving weekend and, of course, we all went to the range. Some of my friends, Ed and Dave, composed the group, bringing their Big Guns. Collectors, competitors, and former and current servicemen, their training and adherence to safety shows loudly and clearly. Note how my nephew may glance around with excitement to make sure I watched him BUT HE ALWAYS KEPT HIS MUZZLES POINTED DOWN RANGE. That’s my guy! Go Nate.

Happy New Year’s, Y’all,


Technorati Tags: , , ,

About admin

"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!"
This entry was posted in Step Up To The Line and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply