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by skeathley
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Why do we need 30.06/7?
Replies: 37
Views: 867

Re: Why do we need 30.06/7?

When I was a kid, merchants were allowed to refuse to do business with anyone they chose. There was probably a racial element to that, so after the Civil Rights law passed about 1965, that was no longer allowed. I often wonder why it is not legal to ban someone from your business because they are as...
by skeathley
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Site Announcements, Questions & Suggestions
Topic: Permanent Ban
Replies: 9
Views: 619

Re: Permanent Ban

Most people access the Internet from a shared IP, and your phone is on a different network, unless you are on your home wifi. You will have to ask the Forum to specify why you were blocked, or unblock that IP. This is not uncommon. Someone else on that network did something to get blocked, and you a...
by skeathley
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: TX: Sutherland Springs church 26 dead 20 injured in mass shooting
Replies: 272
Views: 7625

Re: TX: Sutherland Springs church attacked 16 shot breaking

This being Texas, I am very surprised that no one in that congregation was carrying. I have done several classes at churches, and those people, and their pastors, were very upfront about encouraging carry in church. One church actually insisted that there always be someone armed in the children's bu...
by skeathley
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: Minimum Caliber for Instructor Proficiency
Replies: 22
Views: 642

Re: Minimum Caliber for Instructor Proficiency

The whole caliber thing needs to be thought through again. While my discussion was about SSC (not LTC), it should be the same. I was told by DPS that students could technically use .22, but instructors taking that certification could only use .32 or above. The change in state law only applies to stu...
by skeathley
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: Minimum Caliber for Instructor Proficiency
Replies: 22
Views: 642

Re: Minimum Caliber for Instructor Proficiency

They told me on the phone that they were getting it corrected, BUT this was in relation to the SSC qualification, not LTC. They may not realize the typo has been copied over to other documents. I was talking to DPS, but the documentation is maintained by RSD. RSD is a bigger bureaucracy than I used ...
by skeathley
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: WWB failures
Replies: 12
Views: 311

WWB failures

Beware of Winchester White Box ammo. I knew it was lame, but last week a student in my class had two squibs in 10 minutes. Luckily, he knew something went wrong, so he did not fire again and ruin his barrel. This was a bulk package from Cabela's, so probably even lower quality than usual. My guess i...
by skeathley
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: Minimum Caliber for Instructor Proficiency
Replies: 22
Views: 642

Re: Minimum Caliber for Instructor Proficiency

I already went through this with DPS. That is a typo. Students can shoot .22, but instructors have to shoot at least .32. They had a lot of trouble getting a determination on that, so I would err on the side of caution and shoot 9mm or above and .38. There could not be a complaint about that. :rules:
by skeathley
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: Lever-action pistol
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Lever-action pistol

I decided to disallow this gun for the Proficiency. It violates the spirit of the law, if not the letter.

:rules:
by skeathley
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: Lever-action pistol
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Lever-action pistol

Carrying it is not an issue. My question is whether it is acceptable for use in the Proficiency. It is neither a semi-automatic nor a revolver, and looks like an SBR, but it seems to be classified as a pistol. It can be fired with one hand, which fits the Penal Code definition, although a person wou...
by skeathley
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: Lever-action pistol
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Lever-action pistol

True, but there are a lot of guns that are hardly concealable: CZ75, M&P .45, 6 inch .357 Magnum, etc. This can technically be fired with one hand, which is the State definition of a handgun. I would have said no, but don't think I am justified in doing so. It's not much more absurd than an 8 in...
by skeathley
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: Lever-action pistol
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Lever-action pistol

Is a lever-action pistol legal for the LTC? A student called, has a Rossi Ranch Hand. He says it is classified as a pistol, and can be carried in a holster. I have not seen one since the 1960s.

Thanks,

:confused5
by skeathley
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: Instructor proficiency in North Dallas
Replies: 16
Views: 773

Re: Instructor proficiency in North Dallas

I have a class Oct 28, E of McKinney. You could shoot with that class. Email me if you want in.

:fire
by skeathley
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Straw Man Query
Replies: 33
Views: 1226

Re: Straw Man Query

When I retired, my company bought a Dan Wesson 1911 and gifted it to me. No paperwork involved, and it is quite legal.

I was expecting a cake.

:cheers2:
by skeathley
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: Instructor proficiency in North Dallas
Replies: 16
Views: 773

Re: Instructor proficiency in North Dallas

Yes, you get a new certificate.
by skeathley
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: Instructor's LTC
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: Instructor's LTC

It can have either Instructor or Veteran on it, your choice. Mine originally had Veteran, until I became an instructor, then I updated it.

:fire

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