This is a discussion on Critique this news video within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by elrey718 she was wear flip flops at the range ?!?!?!? let one of those hot cartridges hit her pretty lil foot and ...
Yes, been burned countless times by pistol brass. Yes, rifle brass is hotter...
A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands - love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper - his hands remember the rifle.
I've worn flip flops a lot of times on the range... stupid I know, but I used to do that all the time. And brass does hurt when it gets between your toes.
"Just blame Sixto"
Having said that, he never mentioned that when you are welding above chin level, you are going to get hit more often and by larger chunks that burn longer. I still just suck it up, and have many a burn scar in the crook of my elbows and forearms to show for it.
Hot brass on the arms and down the front of the shirt, I can deal with. Down the back of the shirt however still gets me to jumpin' a little.
Back on topic...
I don't know what NC rules are for CC, it seems extreme, but given the fact that most of society has never even handled a gun, let alone fired one, I sure feel better about States with more stringent training requirements.
In CO, you are only required to take a "Safety Course". 4-5 hours of lecture, pass the background and there you go.
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As for the video clip, I thought that the near-total lack of weapon manipulation skills was downright embarassing. Not so much to the student, as to the instructor. I honestly don't know what he was thinking. Free advertising is all well and good, but I'd think that he'd have at LEAST done some last-minute coaching to make it look good.
I applaud both the student and the instructor for coming this far from a state of total ignorance, but there's MUCH more training to be done.