Critique this news video
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1. The news media are now going to question the competence of permittees, like the two church guards who didn't shoot.
2. At the end, why isn't the weapon in the holster while she attempts to multitask manual skills?
3. Several weeks of training?
4. He doesn't require night shooting, but he does. Huh?
5. She has to be told when she's run dry.
6. Do instructors issue the permits in SC? Seems to say that.
Even with the mistakes she seemed very confident about getting everything required. She also was determined to be as skilled with ccw as she can be.
The media guy talking still sounds a bit patronizing, but maybe thats my biased against the media.
About the night shooting. The instructor says it is not required by the state and he doesn't do if for everyone. He did do it with this student.
I suspect the saying when she was out of ammo was just part of the trainer's protocol. It appears he loaded the magazine and gave it to her. How would she know how many he had put in it?
When the slide locks to the rear after she fires the last round? :wave:
Originally Posted by digitalexplr
Actually, I didn't think that the whole thing was that bad. While we can nitpick, it seems like the average schlub watching it would get the impression that she's pretty well prepared to carry safely and effectively.
Very well put together. The subject was well chosen and only those of us that are well versed in firearms operation would be able to highlight negatives.
This wasn't an instructional video with a target audience of of bunch of old shooters... It is for the general public... So, in that light, it was very well done and showed no bias.
I think she did great. It's good to see a news site put a story together about a woman who carries. Maybe it will help someone realize that it can happen to anyone and that we should all be prepared.
There was a full page and a half article on her attack, and CWP proccess, in the Post & Courrier newspaper here a little while back. The reason it took Frank weeks to get her through the process was because he took it very very slowly. The woman was a complete mental/emotional wreck after her attack. The first time or so she came to him they just discussed the idea of carrying. After that they handled a few guns, and talked about them. Then he let her shoot a .22 next, then worked up to a 9mm. At all times he wanted to make sure she felt comfortable, and was mentally/emotionally ready for carrying a gun.
She was attacked when she went to a local florist late one night. The onwer of the shop wasn't present, but the owner's husband was. For no known reason he attacked her over the counter, literally beat the stuff out of her, and tied her up in a closet for hours before she managed to escape. The guy had a few prior cases that involved beating/attacking random women - sad that he wasn't behind bars the first time.
This was a special case student to them. I'm sure if a similar event happened to someone they'd do the same for them as well.
As to the part; are you’re prepared to use your gun?
The truth is, no one truly knows until they are faced with that day. However, having a gun on your side at least give you the option, and the ability to make that choice.
Thanks for an excellent piece.
I think it was well done, and refreshing to see a positive news report.
We do not instruct in low light...but with MI requiring NRA's personal protection inside the home as part of the CCW requirement...it really isn't a bad idea.
she was wear flip flops at the range:blink:?!?!?!? let one of those hot cartridges hit her pretty lil foot and she will be jumpin everywhr with gun in hand.:gah:
exactly what i was thinking.
Originally Posted by elrey718
She did pretty darn well!
It appeared to me that she was still not fully familiar and comfortable handling her weapon.
In the beginning of the video she struggled to get the safety off and lock the slide back and when she first began to shoot she again fumbled to get the safety off. :scruntiny:
PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE :yup:
Not bad, not bad..... Personally, I think the most dangerous person on this planet is a pretty lady with a gun. Just ask my wife, who carries a stainless .357 all the time. Just knowing that little fact of life keeps me faithful to my sweetie pie.
Yeah I was surprised byt the flip flops thing too.
More so I was concernede by the great difficulty she had in racking the slide.
Also why did she need tow hands to drop the mag and to swap the gun from right to left.
As well why did the trainer treat the weapon cavalierly pushing it across the table witht he barrel pointing toward the camera man. Basic rules of firearms broken there.
Lots of problems, and the lady she came across to me to be somewhat of a doofus too.
Not the best example of a student nor trainer IMHO, but she and he will likely be highly identifiable to a large cross section of viewers. More so than say me or some of my own trainers.
Oh, and she having to be told to fire, fire again, keep the light on him, fire some more.
Good for her for wanting to shoot and get a permit, but is she ready to fight? NO!!!!!!!!!