Pistol Instructor: RIP, Jim

Pistol Instructor: RIP, Jim

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    Unhappy Pistol Instructor: RIP, Jim

    The man that taught Nancy and me pistol shooting died. He was a jewel in the rough, and we treasured him. I'm still trying to figure it all out, so forgive my rambling.......

    I always bought him a huge bottle of "Rebel Yell" on his Birthday, for medicinal purposes only, mind you.

    He was a gun guy that listened. When we first told him about our desire for learning pistols, and an uncertain desire to have a CHL, he asked us the open ended question "Tell me about that....". A couple of hours later he agreed to instruct us, from start to "advanced learner" (ya never finish the process, pilgrim...). We knew he'd be a great mentor, guide and teacher and friend........

    From Amarillo. Ex Military. Disabled from service. His cowboy hat and EDC knife now hang on the wall of the range office.

    I miss the ornery old cuss. RIP, Jim. Thank you. We love ya.



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    Unhappy

    Sorry for your loss, Richard.
    Oh yeh? Well this was sent from the scary black electrical box under my desk, so there!
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    Sounds like Jim was one of the good guys from a past era. I hope someone can carry on his traditions in teaching proper pistol craft.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    sorry for your loss.
    heres a toast to more like him...
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    Just call me a pessimistic optimist !

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    I'm truly sorry for your loss. May God hold him in his Glory, RIP!
    "Praise the Lord & pass the ammunition"

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    We need to incourage a new generation of Jim. Otherwise, who will teach our grandchildren? Rest in peace!

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    Never easy losing a friend, sounds like he was a good guy to learn from as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    We need to incourage a new generation of Jim. Otherwise, who will teach our grandchildren?
    We are the next generation. Rest in peace, Jim.
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