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Monday, January 16, 2012

We are winning! Oh, I'm back too.

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. 

 

12 comments:

  1. It's great to teach new shooters.

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    1. SGB- Yes it is! I love the "Big Smile"!

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  2. Paying it forward... Great Job...

    Dann in Ohio

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  3. Kelly, you're doing a great job. Keep it up. Everyone who passes through your classes learns something and hopefully can pass it down as well.

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    1. Thanks John! Think I can join you for some IDPA? I hope I will not embarrass you! Shoot me a email. I have never shot that stuff.

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  4. That really touched me Keads. You have done your forefathers proud.

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  5. I, too, am the last male of my line. Both daughters are now shooters, so the things I learned from MY dad won't die with me.

    Good job, sir.

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    1. Thanks Rev.! This post sorta hurt, but had to be said.

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  6. Keep it going, we need more out there like you!

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    1. Scooney,

      Thanks! I will keep it up.

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