Handicapped pastor with a gun update!

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    Exclamation Handicapped pastor with a gun update!

    Okay, I have finally been able to get with the Pastor and his precious baby you guys bought him and get training accomplished in a meaningful fashion. He's gotten the class for his concealed carry permit and now all that remains is to get him to the range to qualify (to MY standards -- much more stringent than the state or the NRA) with his new baby. He is rarin' to go! He knows that I'll take pix of him on the line firing and post them here for all you fine folks who contributed to this great day to see. He is very camera shy and doesn't like to be the center of attention in any way because he doesn't like to be the ummmm target for pity for his situation. But he gets this.

    You'll remember you guys got him a S&W M66 (via MiklColt45) in contributions and got it sent to my FFL and transferred to him. We were going to start training right then but my wife's case of breast cancer came up and I had to step UP for that. Now her treatment is winding down although she still has to undergo radiation for six and a half weeks -- 5 days a week and she is not looking forward to THAT since it seems to present more than a modicum of hassle and pain, but she is ready to begin and finish. That will commence THIS upcoming Monday. So I have been able to squeeze out the time to do his training.

    Now all that remains is the range time.

    SHOOTER-X I have to thank especially since he donated the MAXPEDITION satchel that the Pastor will use as his carry method by tying it off on the wheelchair or in various other situations.

    The Pastor is MOST concerned by the active shooter scenario in the church since this seems to be occurring more and more frequently. So Shooter-X and I chipped in to buy him a set of CT Lasergrips for his M66. I got them tuned and zeroed to a max of 80 feet which is just the distance from his raised podium/stage at the front to the back doors of the sanctuary entrance. I shot several targets with the gun using JUST the laser and they all printed tight groups at 75 feet. I made a point of resting the heel of the grip on the firing platform aty the indoor range and firing as HE would under pressure with full house 357 125gr SJHP factory loads. I tried to upload pix of the target but can't post them because they're too big. If somebody can give me an e-mail so I can send them and crop them down and then post them here, I'd appreciate it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExSoldier View Post
    Okay, I have finally been able to get with the Pastor and his precious baby you guys bought him and get training accomplished in a meaningful fashion. He's gotten the class for his concealed carry permit and now all that remains is to get him to the range to qualify (to MY standards -- much more stringent than the state or the NRA) with his new baby. He is rarin' to go! He knows that I'll take pix of him on the line firing and post them here for all you fine folks who contributed to this great day to see. He is very camera shy and doesn't like to be the center of attention in any way because he doesn't like to be the ummmm target for pity for his situation. But he gets this.

    You'll remember you guys got him a S&W M66 (via MiklColt45) in contributions and got it sent to my FFL and transferred to him. We were going to start training right then but my wife's case of breast cancer came up and I had to step UP for that. Now her treatment is winding down although she still has to undergo radiation for six and a half weeks -- 5 days a week and she is not looking forward to THAT since it seems to present more than a modicum of hassle and pain, but she is ready to begin and finish. That will commence THIS upcoming Monday. So I have been able to squeeze out the time to do his training.

    Now all that remains is the range time.

    SHOOTER-X I have to thank especially since he donated the MAXPEDITION satchel that the Pastor will use as his carry method by tying it off on the wheelchair or in various other situations.

    The Pastor is MOST concerned by the active shooter scenario in the church since this seems to be occurring more and more frequently. So Shooter-X and I chipped in to buy him a set of CT Lasergrips for his M66. I got them tuned and zeroed to a max of 80 feet which is just the distance from his raised podium/stage at the front to the back doors of the sanctuary entrance. I shot several targets with the gun using JUST the laser and they all printed tight groups at 75 feet. I made a point of resting the heel of the grip on the firing platform aty the indoor range and firing as HE would under pressure with full house 357 125gr SJHP factory loads. I tried to upload pix of the target but can't post them because they're too big. If somebody can give me an e-mail so I can send them and crop them down and then post them here, I'd appreciate it.
    Great news, Ex. Glad to hear it.
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    Hey man, thanks for the update! That is very cool. Anxiously awaiting further updates.
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    Wink As a matter of fact....

    Quote Originally Posted by miklcolt45 View Post
    Great news, Ex. Glad to hear it.
    I just sent an e-mail to you with a target pic attached. Can you compress it and put it up with the little note on conditions under which it was fired? I put those down as well.
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    Any pastor needs something for protection in these days.

    Some pastors eyes are open and they see what could happen to them in this day and time we live in.
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    Yep every pastor preacher reverend priest should have the tools to SMITE sinners
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    If no one can resize it for you PM me, I can send em to you.

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    Thank you for the update.

    I wish your wife well through her ordeal and hope that your pastor never needs to fire his weapon in anger, but if he does, that he fires true. That was a good call, putting the Laser on there. As you probably know I'm a fan of lasers in certain applications, and this seems like a good use for one.

    I won't offer to post the PICS, because I don't know how to post pictures, and always have to have somebody do it for me. I do look forward to seeing them though, and continued updates.

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    Basically from the hip (ONE HANDED, since the pastor's left side is near paralyzed) using LASER only for target acquisition at a distance of 75 feet. I have trained him to reload using one hand, as well. He is practicing and loving it. (from ExSoldier)
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    Thanks for posting the pic, Miklcolt45! I'd say that's a decent group for 75 feet without using the iron sights at all.
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    thanks so much for the update.
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    Well, if that was the COM, it would definitely get the job done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExSoldier View Post
    Thanks for posting the pic, Miklcolt45! I'd say that's a decent group for 75 feet without using the iron sights at all.
    Nice shooting for any one...
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    Tell the pastor that I am very impressed with his shooting skills.

    And now, not only can he defend himself and his congregation, but he has acquired a new hobby!!!

    Excellent report.

    And keep us posted on your wife's progress. She'll get through the radiation treatments. She's made of "tuff stuff"!
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    That is some good shooting. I am so glad this happened, I hope he enjoys it for years to come and never has to employ it for real.
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