Teach Your Children Well
June 15th, 2006
Here is another email received. Enjoy!
Dear Front Sight,
I am contacting you to reiterate my thanks for a superb program. On the June 13-14 weekend my 12 year old son and my 14 year old daughter attended the four day defensive handgun course.
It was my 11th handgun course and the 1st for the children.
Before the weekend I had several concerns. My two big ones were: Would the children stay focused for the four days? How would they do in heat of June? I also wondered how the staff and the other students would treat them as they joined into a predominantly adult activity?
All of these concerns were ill founded. Both the students and the staff treated them very well. They may have been given the benefit of the doubt at first, but I believe the kids earned that continued respect.
The staff ‘s constant encouragement and assistance was a huge contributing factor in children’s success.
During the drive home Monday night, the kids watched a movie in the back seat. The movie was The Recruit. A CIA action adventure movie. During the finale there was a gun fight and a search. The following are the comments that my daughter yelled at the screen:
He’s not slicing the pie…Look at that.”
“He’s leaving cover for NO cover.”
“Come to the ready!”
“Get your finger off of the trigger!”
“Emergency reload you fool!”
Both kids recognized the tactical errors the actors were making in the movie.
I hope to get them both into more handgun training soon. First they want to return for Empty Handed Defense. My wife hasn’t wanted to attend any courses until you developed the Rope, Rappel, and Climb course. I’m hoping to get us ALL back in September.
The vision that Front Sight had to expand the programs, will greatly help my family and any other family that attends to become safer and enjoy life more.
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