Saturday was a busy day with the training (and hot and windy!).
We had seven trainees (out of 11 registered) for the 9am session. We started this session by field stripping a Glock and a Tanfoglio. I was pretty impressed that most of the trainees managed to take the slide off the Glock on their first try - I couldn't do it until about my third. A couple had problems, but all got there in the end.
We did this session as we've got a number of trainees in this group who are complete newbies to firearms and one of the them had mentioned that she would like to see inside a gun and see how it works.
After we stripped them, answered a multitude of questions and put them back together we moved onto the range to shoot.
Unfortunately, we didn't finish until well after 12!
People start arriving for the afternoon session around 1pm, even though we don't start until 2pm - we like them arriving early as it allows us to get them "dressed" for the shooting.
Only six trainees (of the 19 trainees on our books) turned up, but that was okay. The session went well and finished early enough for me to get my two new toys out.
Yes, I took the Rossi Tuffy and my Stirling up to the range. I didn't do the proper "target" test and pictures (way too hot and I was tired out) but I got to shoot them AND most of the trainees had a go too.
Here's the pics (the shooter is the Club's Chief Instructor):
Oh, and the Tuffy kicked like a mule - the bruise is fading now but it was pretty bad.
Stirling Model 14