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    American Press Reporter took our CHL Course

    Here is the article. I already tookk note of her mistake reporting the number of rounds she fired during qualification. Other thoughts?

    Inside concealed gun class (7/20)
    Posted July 19, 2009 at 11:55 pm
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    BY VANESSA C. DEGGINS
    american press

    Louisiana’s concealed handgun permit is accepted in 32 other states. That number can change each year that state police survey other states.

    The American Press spent this past Saturday in Matthew Courtney’s nine-hour class.

    Louisiana requires firearms instructors to be NRA or P.O.S.T (Peace Officer Standards and Training) certified.

    Courtney teaches the class in a rhetorical fashion, engaging the participants in discussion of each topic and having them stand and demonstrate stance and shooting techniques with unloaded guns.

    Also, most of his classes are small groups of three to seven people.

    After learning the names of different parts of the gun, Courtney taught the NRA’s three rules for Safe Gun handling, with video examples of what happens when you violate a rule.

    Always keep your gun pointed in a safe direction, always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot and always keep the gun unloaded until you are ready to use it.

    In the child access prevention class, each participant talked about their first encounter with guns.

    Courtney then showed the different types of gun locks and methods to prevent unauthorized persons from your gun, saying if the gun is not on you, it is essentially not within your control.

    One of the longest segments, was going over the language of Louisiana’s laws on justifiable use of force, which is only allowed when there is a threat on human life.

    What is your definition of “reasonable belief to do harm?” It depends on the person’s intent and ability to do harm. And what about “ability?” That can be a weapon or another disparity of force.

    How about “great bodily harm?” Well that’s any damage to you that has permanent or long-lasting effect.

    Does that still seem a little vague? Courtney said every situation is different and you would have to consider the totality of the circumstances.

    Half-way through the class, another instructor, Todd Baudin, came to help coach participants on their shooting stance practice.

    The classroom section ended with learning what areas you can not take a concealed weapon and how to properly conceal your pistol. There is a negligent carrying of a concealed handgun charge that can fetch you a $500 fine.

    On the gun range, the final qualification requires you to hit a target within the silhouette six times each from three different distances.

    For further practice, Courtney allowed each participant to practice on a rotating target. Can you guess who hit three out of six target, more than any other participant, including the instructor?

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    LOL...right?

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    Always keep your gun pointed in a safe direction, always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot and always keep the gun unloaded until you are ready to use it.
    Unloaded for the classroom or when carrying?

    I'll cut you, Homes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedlace View Post
    Unloaded for the classroom or when carrying?

    If one is carrying a firearm for self protection, then the firearm is being used and should be loaded.

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    I just got my actual paper. We didn't just make print. The story is the headline story on the front page. A positive story about guns on the front page! Woo-hoo!

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    For further practice, Courtney allowed each participant to practice on a rotating target. Can you guess who hit three out of six target, more than any other participant, including the instructor?

    Explain the above comment please. Is this student saying she out shot the instructor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikepizz View Post
    For further practice, Courtney allowed each participant to practice on a rotating target. Can you guess who hit three out of six target, more than any other participant, including the instructor?

    Explain the above comment please. Is this student saying she out shot the instructor?
    The reporter is a recent college athlete who won a national title in her sport, so she picks up on things quickly, plus she had quality instruction.
    Since NRA training is supposed to be empowering, I let the students shoot the moving targets from 7 yards while the instructor shot from 20 yards. Moving 8 inch plates are not easy at 20 yards with a handgun. When my cowboy action club uses them at 20 yds during matches, they use them as rifle targets.
    Last edited by ; July 20th, 2009 at 06:14 AM.

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