From the Soldier and Cop side: The other day when I was working at one of my part time jobs (since I retired) at the gun range…I was between classes, so I was on the range getting a few rounds down range. When I’m working this job, I have a very bright red shirt that say: “Firearms Instructor” on it….so needless to say…I often get asked: “Are you a firearms instructor?”
(I’m not going to say that everybody who shows up at any given location is smart.)
So, after I shot a few magazines from my “gun of the day” (I wear a different gun each day of the week) a younger dude stopped me to ask a question.
He asked: “How can I become an instructor?”
A question and answer period followed
Me:” You ever been in the military?”
Kid: “nope, they wouldn’t take me”
Me: “You going to be a cop?”
Kid: “Nope, they won’t take me either”
Me: “How long you been shooting?”
Kid: “a few weeks”
Me: “perfect, no background, no training, no experience, you’ll be perfect to train Afgan Army”
Kid: “who are they?”
Me: “oh, they need a lot of training, just go google them and find out.”
Other than that kid, it was a very good day of teaching. I had 2 brand new pistol shooters who've never shot before. At the end of the class, all rounds were going into the bullseye. I was very happy.