Where do they come up with these instructors??? Dont they have to at least know which end of the barrel the bullet comes out of before they can get a license to teach these classes??
wow i wonder what else this guys been telling people
I have a PDF of the CHL-16 on my computer (the reference of all relevant statutes) for reference, it's free from the DPS website and I strongly recommend it since it's straight from them....I took my class AFTER studying the CHL handbook...same with the renewal classes...it's MY responsibility to know the laws inside and out...the only reason I took the class is to get someone to sign off so that I could get the license...
...our instructors were good, but they made mistakes and said things that were Chicken Little-ish like your GF's did...at least mine weren't peddling insurance...
...the best thing I got from our classes was a list of questions to research...and a look into the mindset of the average CHL person...and the below average one...there were idiots in my class that I wouldn't arm with a garden rake...but we're a "shall issue" state...
...glad she got the class done and will CC with us all...how'd she like the range part and how'd she shoot? what did she qual with???
After debriefing at length my girlfriend on her CHL class she took yesterday and hearing all the nonsense she was told and also from my own experiences I decided we need a thread here to vent. I'll start off, the items below are things that she and I were told that I know for a fact to be wrong or are generally just not good things to say as a licensed instructor. Note I say licensed and not credible, the DPS licenses me to drive but doesn't say I'm good at it, same applies to CCW instructors.
My list (in not particular order):
-If you shoot someone you will be arrested and charged with murder no matter what, even in your own home.
-After you are arrested, you will spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on lawyers and will lose everything, unless you have prepaid legal like Texas Law Shield, in which case you won't pay a cent... sign up for Texas Law Shield here right now at a special "one day only discount". (roughly 85% of the class did so right away, I passed)
-Women under 30 and over 55 are 5x more likely to shoot someone. (I hope this isn't true, never heard it before)
-Carrying a gun in a purse is a great idea to always remember you take it with you. (Yea and have it as easy to find as the 95 other pieces of random crap she carries in there)
-The 2A is an absolute right in many states and you don't have to have a permit to carry a gun at all in most of the like OK and NM (wrong). The TX constitution would never stand up to a challenge in the 5th Circuit for giving the Legislature the power to regulate the wearing of pistols. (Hmm, suing to challenge a state constitution's right that is an expanded version of the 2A, interesting...)
That's kind of funny in a way. My Ruger 22/45 has a lot of 'lawyer safety' kind of features, including a mag safety as you described. Not sure about your gun, but the mag safety on the 22/45 also makes the mag just ajar instead of properly ejecting (very annoying). Not to mention it adds two extra parts which are extremely annoying to reassemble (not part of field strip but still). Needless to say I replaced the hammer bushing and no more mag safety!My gun jammed during the shooting portion of the class. I immediately cleared it, but he also immediately came over. He dropped the mag and tried to fire it. I said "it won't fire without the magazine" his response was "of course it will" -he tried to fire it, it wouldn't fire. He said "make sure you get this to a gunsmith right away" he walked away, I put the mag back in and "bang"
I REALLY liked him up until then, but I hate people who act like they know everything...
My thoughts exactly. Due diligence and "you get what you pay for" go part and parcel with almost anything and anyone you have to deal with or purchase. My instructor is a deputy sheriff who takes no prisoners, knows more than I will ever forget and teahes the class with intelligence and knowhow, strength of character and no BS from smart alecs. In addition, his wife is part of his team, she is well-qualified and also is a good cook for the lunch she prepares for us (nothing like southern fried chicken in the south). They bring in a technician for finger printing and it is one stop shopping for my CCWP. Range time/qualifying is no nonsense and he will and has told people to go home for absurd behavior bordering on danger AFTER explaining what they have done. If you have a list, you have picked wrong.Where do they come up with these instructors??? Dont they have to at least know which end of the barrel the bullet comes out of before they can get a license to teach these classes??