Saturday, December 5, 2009

Training is over for the year

Well today was the last day of training at the gun club for the year.

It was a HOT one ... not sure what the temperature got to, but I think it was around 40degC on the range.

We had scheduled a practical rifle and shotgun training session / shoot today. But unfortunately, and I think due to the weather, only three of the dozen or so trainees currently in the course turned up.

One of the "regular" shooters who has never done either practical rifle or practical shotgun decided to join the course for the day so we split into two groups.

I was helping one of the club members with the shotgun shoot. I had asked him to come along to the session as I'm not that comfortable with shotguns AND he has a pump action one :)

He ended up bringing three shotguns - a 20 gauge single barrel one, the 12 gauge pump action and a 12 gauge over/under. The Chief Instructor also had a 12 gauge semi-auto which we used as well.

The guys shot all four of the rifles on the range and everyone seemed to have a good time.

I think we will look at running a few more of these throughout the year on the training course as it is a good skill for the students to have.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Knowing how to use a shotgun is NEVER a bad thing... :-) At least up here, when a 12ga gets racked, people pay attention :-)