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About timcar86

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  1. I was wondering if there are any resources or classes available on how to protect others while shooting. I have no issue protecting myself, moving and shooting, using cover, etc. I have not had any training on what to do with another person that I will not leave on their own like my 6 year old daughter. I'd like to figure out how to shield her while shooting and be able to move her in the direction I want while being able to keep my eyes on the threat.
  2. If you haven’t seen it, GunTalk Media puts on show called First Person Defender. It’s where people are put into everyday situations with role players and simunitions in a force on force scenario. If nothing else, I would encourage you to check it out just to see how some people react to different things while armed. You can take away some pretty unique perspectives when Earlier this year, they put out a request for participants in the next season so I submitted a video. Much to my surprise, I was accepted. So in early August I drove down to Baton Rouge and filmed two shows; one where I was the participant and one where I was a role player. Here’s the show I was in So, if you watched the show, critique my performance. I don’t mind. But before you do, here are a few things they edited out from my after action report: - In the 1st scenario, I told Chris that the reason I drew is that I wasn’t sure if the attacker was going to present a weapon. Based on his earlier behavior, I believed this was a very real possibility and since he was in such close proximity to the man he was wrestling, I didn’t want to be behind the curve if he did draw a knife or other weapon. - In the 2nd scenario, after the shooting, I pointed my gun at 2 other people in the store. I was scanning for more threats and when I looked at them, I pointed my gun at them. I legitimately thought they would have more than one shooter in that scenario so I was really wary of the other people. It turned out they weren’t threats but I’m honestly not sure if that was just bad or really bad. - Also in the 2nd scenario, I assumed the person calling 911 would be able to give the correct information so I wasn’t coaching her on what to say. After I shot the guy I kept my gun trained on him and tried to keep most of my focus in his direction. We know in the real world that if you shoot someone they can pass out, drop to the ground, equalize blood pressure, regain consciousness and go back to fighting. I didn’t think enough time had passed after the shoot to warrant me reholstering and by time police would have arrived, I would have reholstered or disarmed. That’s it, let me know what you would have done or what I should have done differently.
  3. I was fortunate enough to be able to sit down with Chris Cerino for dinner a few nights ago and we, of course, discussed firearms and training. He was expressing that a lot of people that called his school were asking for advanced training. He claimed that there is no advanced training, just advanced applications of the basics. Once I thought about that, it made a lot of sense. Whether you agree with him or not, what would you consider "The Basics" of gun fighting?
  4. In case anyone was wondering, here's the price breakdown. Keep in mind, AR500 now has an 11 week lead time on all armor. D3CR $180.00 Haley Strategic Flat Pack $135.00 EOC $151.00 Rigit Kit $49.00 AR500 Front Curved 8x10 $80.00 AR500 Back Flat 8x10 $60.00 Total $655.00
  5. Amazing as always. That was my 4th class with him as I try to get down there at least once a year. I've taken all of his handgun classes and this was my first carbine class with him. It was actually a handgun/carbine combo class so working with both was a lot of fun.
  6. Well, that's complicated. I mentioned that I have a D3CR so I was looking for something that was going to be compatible. I finally decided on a Mission Spec EOC. Combine that with the Rigit Kit and I was able to merge the two very nicely. For armor I went with AR500 front and back. It's only about 20 pounds total with all my mags and trauma kit so I was happy with that. I wore it for most of a carbine class with Tiger McKee until the heat forced me to go without it for the rest of the day. Overall, I'm happy with what I ended up with. It's a relatively small rig but contains enough of what I was looking for.
  7. In case anyone was curious. I did some research and discovered that the striker assembly doesn't like too much lube (or any at all). So I took it apart, cleaned it and dried it out really well. Back at the range it didn't have any issues at all. 3 magazines rapid fire and no issues.
  8. I have a S&W M&P pro 9mm and I've started having some issues with it. It's got a pretty high round count (6000-8000) and I've recently changed the recoil spring. Here's the issue; when rapid firing, it will occasionally not fire. By that I mean it fires a shot(s), ejects the spent brass, chambers the next round but the firing pin won't strike when I pull the trigger. I do a tap-rack and I'm back in business but it happens almost all the time now. Tried different magazines, very careful of my grip, one handed firing but still the same result. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
  9. I've been giving a lot of thought to wearing armor in a worst-case scenario. I usually have an AR in the vehicle with me and I recently picked up a Haley Strategic D3CR chest rig for a class that I'll be taking in June so decided that the chest rig should accompany the AR in my vehicle. I'm guessing if I have time to get a rifle out of my car, I could take an extra few seconds to put on a chest rig, right? So that brings me to to armor. If my rig has armor, why wouldn't I want that? When it comes down to it, any fight is a competition and a gunfight is no different. Why wouldn't I give myself every advantage?   Anyway, thoughts?
  10. I was wondering how many of you trainers talk to a student about using/not using a firearm. 99% of the time, a firearm is fine for a beginner class on the basics of shooting but every once in a while I'll see a gun that is almost dangerous. For example, I agreed to teach a co-worker and her husband the basics of handguns as she is taking her carry class on Sunday. After talking with her for a while, I discovered that her husband purchased a Raven 25 for her to take the qualification test with. I've shot a Raven before and thought it was, in my opinion, one of the worst firearms ever created. I can't imaging him even finding ammo much less her being able to qualify with it. I'll have plenty of guns for her to try out but how can I break it to her and her husband that his choice of firearm was a poor one and they need to purchase a better one?   On a side note, she's never even handled this gun much less shot it. That's one of the reasons I agreed to train them. Also, before anyone makes any points about cost, I know how much she makes and her 2016 Lexus says she probably won't have any issues upgrading.
  11. I tried a search but couldn't find a straight answer. Anyone have info on this?
  12. I'm posting this because I'd like to see if I can get some more interest in this class. I've spoken with Tiger and so far, I'm the only person that's signed up. If he can't get any more students and he'll have to cancel the class. I only take one of his classes a year and I'd hate to skip one. If you're interested in taking a class from one of the best trainers in the country, check it out here: http://shootrite.org/schedules/Schedules.html
  13. Sitting through a 12 hour class and shooting a paper target at 15 yards. Open book test at the end. I think the cost was around $400 when it was all said and done.
  14. That's a good question. I've always informally taught people how to shoot and I thought that having a NRA certification would lend some credibility when talking to people about taking a class. It's made a difference. I've spoken to a few ladies that I work with when I overheard them talking about needing to learn how to shoot their husband's guns. When I mentioned that I was a "NRA Certified Instructor" they seemed much more open about asking questions and more interested in learning. I haven't taught any official NRA classes but, like I said, I do a lot of informal teaching.

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