Front Sight Mail Bag: Response to Gun Training Reports – Humbling Experience
June 14th, 2009
This last report really hit home. When I was about 16 I had the opportunity to train on the sheriff’s range as my father was a sheriff’s deputy and the range owner/range master a friend. I had gone through enough of the training and was doing well enough that the range master, seeing how well I was doing at hitting my targets and watching my confidence grow, offered me a challenge.
He invited me to stand 3 yards in front of a full size silhouette target and fire six rounds from my .357 magnum as fast as I could. I had the gun in my hand and slightly raised before putting my finger on the trigger and fired what I knew would be six center mass hits. It was a very humbling experience. I did not hit the target once. That was a lesson that I will never forget. It was then that he taught me to focus on the front sight of the weapon and let the target come into soft focus behind it. My accuracy was dramatically improved.
Thank you for all that you do in supporting our second amendment rights and for the millionaire training offer. I persuaded, although it only took him looking at the offer, a friend to take the course with me. It actually took more effort to find ammunition than any other part of getting ready for the course.
I hope to see you in person when my course starts.