The No-Good, the Bad and the Ugly
I am sure we all have had our bad training situations, maybe not the whole course or day but just enough to take the positive edge from what should be a great day. Example;I am on the line with about 12 others shooting 2 to the com and one to the head and I am reholstering my .45! I hear very loud shouting of NO,NO,NO etc and see one of the range officers running toward me. I catch on pretty quick that hey he thinks my safety is not on, with the gun laying flat on my hand it is apparent the safety is indeed on. He mumbles and moves back away, the rest of the class think I am an idiot.
My other bad day was when a range officer standing near me said you don't have to ease your slide down(on my 1911 with chamber empty) just let it go!!! I said something to the effect its not good for the 1911 and over time may damage it. He wanted to know who told me that and I said a gun smith(to get rid of him). He insisted on being right and went and got another instructor to agree with him and he told me so. I ignored the stupid (*&^&^%%$). Sometime later I am on the the line listening to what the main RO is saying and he starts a conversation with me about my shoes. Where did I get them how much did they cost and he cannot find them etc. All the while I am intent on listening for commands on the line, I really believe this guy was trying to screw me up.
Both of these instructors were visiting instructors from a very large firearm training place. I will not even consider ever going to that otherplace even if I had free classes offered there!!!
So if you have experienced the No-Good Bad and Ugly training events please tell us. Not looking for names or that just how did it happen.