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Response to neverforget (Reply #49)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:04 PM

50. I'm not really familiar with the training courses

 

I would think for those carrying in a school, an initial ~4hr class that includes shooting fundamentals and gun familiarization (assembly/disassembly/cleaning) with a shooting session.

Followed by another 2 hours of scenario-driven shooting exercise mixing simulated fire and real fire on the range. And repeat that every 6 months.

I'm a big 2A advocate but I think things need to be tightened up. I just got my CCP in CO and I didn't require any training since I had left the military within 3 years. That actually concerned me. If I hadn't gone through 9mm/M4 (GUA-5) training a year or so prior for deployment training, it would have been over 20 years since I had any training. In that time, I had fired my shotgun twice. That was it.

And I don't need training for 5 years. I am very cautious and respectful of guns so I will make sure I am completely comfortable and competent with a handgun before I will carry in public.

I was also surprised when I went in last Friday morning to buy a handgun (I'd been planning it for a while and it had nothing to do with the shooting) and was surprised to find out that I could have walked out a half hour later if they didn't need to special order what I wanted. I thought there was more of a waiting period.

Frankly, I would be more comfortable with training being required, even for military, unless they have had actual training within the past two years. And I support a week waiting period to buy a gun.

I could even live with a license being required to open carry as long as it is not cost-prohibitive.

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