Tonight I attended my requisite concealed carry class. This was held at the national headquarters of the NRA in Fairfax, VA.
Overall, for a 4 hour class I was very disappointed.
Anyway, the instructors just breezed through the bare bones of each topic - gun safety, shooting principles, holsters, concealment clothing, etc. They seemed annoyed at points when people were asking about different "what if" situations during the segment on deadly force legalities. They did take a few minutes repeatedly though to pitch membership in the NRA and all its benefits. I'm an NRA member and am appreciative of the organization's efforts, but this class ($100 for it) was just kind of lame.
The one good piece of info that I'd forgotten about came from a former Federal agent who went over how they encourage everyone to use the "slide pull" technique when reloading a semi instead of using the slide lock levers. They make a good point that when the body is in a stressful situation, adrenaline pumps, blood is withdrawn from the extremities, and you lose fine muscle control -which manipulating a tiny slide lock lever with a finger is a fine motor skill. Much better to use "major motor skills"; using your whole weak side hand to rack that slide back and release.