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by Mike S
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: How to Handle Student's Failed Proficient Test
Replies: 56
Views: 7144

Re: How to Handle Student's Failed Proficient Test

As jimd1981 noted, DPS allows students three attempts to qualify. I've only had four students not pass on the first attempt. Three passed on the second and the fourth passed on the third attempt. I don't charge them for multiple attempts. The three who passed on the second attempt simply shot with ...
by Mike S
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: How to Handle Student's Failed Proficient Test
Replies: 56
Views: 7144

Re: How to Handle Student's Failed Proficient Test

As jimd1981 noted, DPS allows students three attempts to qualify. I've only had four students not pass on the first attempt. Three passed on the second and the fourth passed on the third attempt. I don't charge them for multiple attempts. The three who passed on the second attempt simply shot with ...
by Mike S
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: How to Handle Student's Failed Proficient Test
Replies: 56
Views: 7144

Re: How to Handle Student's Failed Proficient Test

As jimd1981 noted, DPS allows students three attempts to qualify. I've only had four students not pass on the first attempt. Three passed on the second and the fourth passed on the third attempt. I don't charge them for multiple attempts. The three who passed on the second attempt simply shot with ...
by Mike S
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 'You're gonna kill me!': Dallas police body cam footage reveals the final minutes of Tony Timpa's life
Replies: 10
Views: 693

Re: 'You're gonna kill me!': Dallas police body cam footage reveals the final minutes of Tony Timpa's life

Obviously this incident could have been handled much better, with professionalism and adherence to protocols on the part of the first responders. However, it irks me that the article buries this nugget in the middle as an afterthought: An autopsy ruled Timpa’s cause of death was a homicide, sudden c...
by Mike S
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Topographical maps
Replies: 32
Views: 1791

Re: Topographical maps

I'm a bit rusty on this so correct me if I'm wrong the distance between contour lines is 100ft? The closer the lines are to each other the steeper the terrain? The contour interval can be different between maps. It should be listed in the marginal data (the data usually at the bottom of the map). G...
by Mike S
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Books & Videos
Topic: Criminal Assault Pre-incident indicators
Replies: 19
Views: 1303

Re: Criminal Assault Pre-incident indicators

Paladin & RoyGBiv,

Thanks for sharing those videos. Great content & presentation. Extremely relevant information & techniques.
by Mike S
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bleeding Control bill becomes TX law
Replies: 6
Views: 1213

Re: Bleeding Control bill becomes TX law

ACTIVE SHOOTER: A TOURNIQUET WON’T SAVE YOU? https://www.tierthreetactical.com/active-shooter-a-tourniquet-wont-save-you/ “-Overall, 58% of victims had gunshots to the head and chest, and only 20% had extremity wounds. The probable site of fatal wounding was the head or chest in 77% of cases. Only ...
by Mike S
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: Instructor Renewal Shoot Fort Worth Area
Replies: 11
Views: 2150

Re: Instructor Renewal Shoot Fort Worth Area

My renewal did not say anything about shooting this time. Still wondering. Sandy, The RSD isn't the best at communicating... All instructors who are due for renewal this year will have to shoot this time. Click on the "Renewal for LTC Instructor", then scroll down to the "Required Documents" portio...
by Mike S
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: LAw regarding armed robbery - what does "imminent" mean?
Replies: 19
Views: 2449

Re: LAw regarding armed robbery - what does "imminent" mean?

The element of imminence requires that a use of force against another can only be lawful if the attack being defended against is an imminent attack—one either actually taking place or about to take place right now. Once the attacker turns and runs, the attack is over. If you, the victim of the orig...
by Mike S
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: LAw regarding armed robbery - what does "imminent" mean?
Replies: 19
Views: 2449

Re: LAw regarding armed robbery - what does "imminent" mean?

I was reading a news article about a recent armed robbery in Houston, and it made me wonder about a point in the law. A guy was loading groceries into his hatchback when he noticed an armed man was standing next to him. The robber pointed the gun at him and demanded his wallet, which he handed over...
by Mike S
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: Instructor Renewal
Replies: 18
Views: 2154

Re: Instructor Renewal

Nope, same here. No email for prints. Are we not shooting this go-round? :confused5 Looks like we are. I received this email today: Our records show that your Instructor Certification expires on 12-31-2019. We are still missing your Proficiency Demonstration (LTC-100). The requirement is that you s...
by Mike S
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: What gun is this in this bank robbery?
Replies: 11
Views: 3355

Re: What gun is this in this bank robbery?

The Hays County Sheriff's Dept posted the first bank robbery on the Nextdoor app several days ago, asking the community for leads.

When/where was the second robbery, & was it the same description of the perp & gun?
by Mike S
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Prayer Requests & Updates
Topic: Oljames3
Replies: 13
Views: 551

Re: Oljames3

Very sorry to hear that. My prayers are with you both for a quick diagnosis & effective treatment, and back home to rest.
by Mike S
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Hypothetical - asked not to carry in public venue
Replies: 11
Views: 4381

Re: Hypothetical - asked not to carry in public venue

If I'm understanding this scenario correctly, it is a city owned facility, but has been rented out for a private event such as a birthday party/conference/etc. As such, the city is prohibited from posting 30.06/.30.07 or otherwise prohibiting carry by a LTC (unless its already prohibited location). ...
by Mike S
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Can I find out if an individual has a LTC
Replies: 28
Views: 5879

Re: Can I find out if an individual has a LTC

Don't want to ask him, he threatened to shoot me. I saw he was arrested for having a handgun while being arrested for DWI. Was the threat witnessed or recorded? If not, its your word against his and that carries some risk as well. No evidence that's why I didn't push the issue. I told a deputy on s...

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