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by Soccerdad1995
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Am I overreacting?
Replies: 28
Views: 1817

Re: Am I overreacting?

treadlightly wrote:Pointing a blue gun at someone outside of a defined training drill is at the least bad muscle memory training. In my CHL class, I got swept many times with the instructor's real guns. I saw him clear the gun each time and I didn't figure I could cure him of his insanity, so I didn't say anything. I wish I had.

He was former LEO and had done a lot of good service. I guess that's why I let it go. As far as I know, he doesn't teach any more. I think the word got out.

Curiously, several times he stated that if anyone pointed a muzzle at him he would return fire.
Let's hope he never unholsters his weapon while standing in front of a mirror...
by Soccerdad1995
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Am I overreacting?
Replies: 28
Views: 1817

Re: Am I overreacting?

Middle Age Russ wrote:
Your statement of “treating anything that resembles a gun like it is a gun” works fine if we are talking about airsoft, B.B. guns, and even Nerf guns and staple guns, but a plastic training pistol cannot possibly fire any projectile, and so you are overreacting.
Without knowing the full context of why the training gun was repeatedly aimed at students and "play-fired", I have to disagree with you here. I fully understand the use of "blue" guns in training, and agree that they are useful for certain illustrations that cannot be done safely with a functioning firearm. Even so, the incident appears to have been in the classroom portion of the LTC class and I don't see a need to point even "blue" guns at students for any of the content of the class. Also, this clearly detracted from the class rather than adding to the content. Therefore, it was a bad thing for the instructor to do, and the instructor should perhaps look for another way of illustrating whatever point he/she was trying to make.
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It's been a while since I took the class, but my instructor did not feel the need to use a training gun to illustrate any teaching points in the classroom portion. I could understand using such a tool if he wanted to explain the basics of proper grip or which way to point the weapon once you get to the range, but that was not needed in my class.

I am fine with using such an aid if there is a need for it. I am also fine with pointing a training gun at someone, but again, only if there is a need for it. I don't know of anything in the LTC curriculum that constitutes such a need.

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