Sorry for my absence. I hope to get around and comment and view Blogs as soon as I can.
First congratulations to my twenty-one students (tied the record for this class for attendance) on Saturday. Basic Pistol. Most have never fired a Firearm before:
They had plenty after classroom and live fire exercises! Some that know me ask why I do this. I don't need to.
To me it is very simple. My Father and Grandfathers gave me this gift so many years ago. What was once considered a right of passage is sadly fading now. They taught me. I remember running around mountains with them with a Winchester rifle slung on my back. The soft words "see it, shoot it" at distance with a rifle so long ago, the quick vermin shot with a Colt Woodsman pistol as well.
I have a "III" after my name. Unless there is a bright star in the east and camel crap in my front yard anytime soon means I am the last of this line, this heritage passed down from the generations.
I am trying to pay it forward. Perhaps some student will remember the echos of my Father and Grandfathers later. This is why I do this.