February 23rd, 2006 05:55 PM
I can't help but feel a little proud...
...I helped someone save their own life. I was one of the instructors with Kevin Starrett of the Oregon Firearms Federation. We gave the handgun class that this young gentleman took to acquire his CPL. He's a very nice guy, currently attending seminary with his sights on becoming a pastor.
Here's the email I received:
Last night in Eugene three mexicans tried to Rob me... THANKS TO YOU AND ED helping me gety my CHL, I am unharmed, unrobbed and when I drew that sucker they dissapeared so fast! I was pretty shookin up for a while afterward obviously, but I hardly got it out of the holster when they fled.. so I didn't have to harm anyone and I didn't recieve any trouble! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! It happened in the parking lot of Jack in the Box by Target on west 11th ave here in Eugene. A few of my friends even saw the truck that pulled up behind me as they passed by (2 people from Eugene Bible College) as I found out later that night. Anyway, just wanted to say thanks.. nothing bad happened thanks to you guys..."
I tell you, this email made my day.
February 23rd, 2006 06:30 PM
Glad to hear he is ok , sounds like he sould submit his story to NRA defensive stories.
February 23rd, 2006 06:30 PM
Always nice to know you have had a positive impact on someone's life.
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February 23rd, 2006 07:45 PM
Good reassurance that what we do teaching folks can actually help.
When people leave one of my classes I like to think they will be better prepared in just this sorta way. Great.
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February 23rd, 2006 07:49 PM
AWSOME! Im glad no one was hurt and hope that the student becomes the teacher and tells his story to others.
I carry because I care.
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February 23rd, 2006 07:50 PM
ebd10 Thanks For Posting This Thread
I'm happy that everything worked out OK for your pupil.
That's great news & another success story that will never probably make the TV News.
You SHOULD feel very good right now.
It is impossible for us to give you anything more than a virtual "Pat On The Back" for a job well acomplished but, sure hope that you know that our Congrats are sounding for you.
Good Job Man!
February 23rd, 2006 08:03 PM
You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
Ego will kill you. Leave it at home.
February 23rd, 2006 08:58 PM
That's great, it's always nice when things work out the way you hope they will.
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February 23rd, 2006 09:49 PM
When I was actively teaching civilians CPR, we referred to this sort of thing as a "remote save".
Originally Posted by ebd10
Feels kinda cool.
April 6th, 2006 10:53 PM
Its a good thing there are good people out there that teach these classes, and a good thing there are good people out there that take these classes and save lives everyday. Definitely a thing to be proud of.
April 6th, 2006 11:58 PM
Glad you feel good about it. You deserve it. You must have made a good impression on the "young gentelman" to have him let you know about it.
Glad to hear it worked out, maybe the BGs will think twice before giving it another go around.
The only thing that stops bad guys with guns is good guys with guns. SgtD
April 7th, 2006 02:01 AM
1952 - 2006
I've had a few of those experiences, where a student will tell me about something that happened and he was able to extricate himself without trouble because of something I had taught him.
Always puts a smile on my face for the day.
Heroes are people who do what has to be done, when it has to be done, regardless of the consequences
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April 7th, 2006 02:13 AM
It must be nice to receive a little validation for your efforts. Congrats and keep up the good work.
"Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it."
April 7th, 2006 07:22 AM
Glad you posted this and the outcome was good.
Thanks to everybody who teaches those classes.
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April 7th, 2006 07:45 AM
That's what it's all about, Good job.
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