Can I sign up for Gary's rifle class now?G.C.Montgomery wrote:My only feedback is that I wish we had a bay in which to discuss/introduce defensive rifles/carbines just as we have a defensive shotgun event. That's likely a 90-minute event if we could do it at all. Still, I think it might be a useful thing for many people. OK, I'll admit it, I just want an excuse to use "evil black rifles."
I seriously enjoyed the event, but I'd like to see a stronger social element. We know each other so well by our screen names and yet we can be in the same class with each other and not have known it. I'd like to see each person get two nametags--one with their real name and one with their screen name (they can wear either or both at their choice). I know a lot of people had to travel home, but would a social event early in the evening on the last day (say dinner at 6) work for those within the Dallas/Austin/San Antonio range? Guns are always fun, but getting this group of folks together is what is truly unique about this event.
I wish there was a way we cold offer more. I like the smaller classes, but it's sad that so many didn't get to attend them because they were sold out. Not sure what to do about that... More bays, more instructors, more often?
As for shorter/longer clinics, I think a mix is appropriate, depending on the subject matter and instructor. I could have used another 15 minutes for the "short course" version of shooting on the move. My last class got a little extra that would have been nice to do in the earlier classes.
I think it might be a good idea to have more "beginner" classes first thing in the morning so that later classes could build on those skills as the day progresses.