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I was there for the 4 hour renewal portion...but because it was 35 degrees, raining, and my wife and son were competing in a 9 hour shopping marathon I stayed for the entire class. This was a much better program than my first class, and the instructors were thoughtful and put the info out there without the war stories and scary "tales of the range" that I usually hear.

A few observations that I wrote down during the course:

Appearantly there is no age limit other than Over 21...there was a man in his probably mid 80's that participated...sort of.

There was a family of 4 that went through a traumatic home invasion a few months ago...after watching the son and daughter on the range I am a little concerned that there may be another traumatic event in their future.

In Texas 250,000 give or take citizens are legally carrying a concealed handgun...probably a little more than double that many carry without a permit.

A tomahawk is a defined "deadly weapon" in the state of Texas.

All that is needed to start a rousing discussion among soon to be licensed pistol carriers is the mere mention of the words "Israeli Style".

Appearantly a lot of people buy "those guns" that no gun nut would own. I saw more guns with really really obscure names than ever before. Of the 18 participants there was 1 Kimber (instructor), 1 Glock (mine), and a clever set of 4 matching Taurus (Tauri?) that belonged to the family of 4. The rest were weird initials and farm animal names.

I stopped counting failure to fires at 30. I stopped counting the number of times the range master chastised someone attempting to clear a stoppage and pointing the weapon in an unsafe direction at 30 as well.

Remember range etiquette, but never forget that the only person who has no chance of having hot brass rain on them is the person in the lane furthest to the left.

Women shoot silhouette targets in the groin area with a much greater frequency than men, just an unscientific observation.

All in all it was an enjoyable class, and although I can't say that I learned a great deal...it definately reminded me why I carry.
 

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Live in Arlington, office in Addison. I pretty much cover the area daily and do business all over.
 

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Live in Arlington, office in Addison. I pretty much cover the area daily and do business all over.
I used to work near Addison, just inside Farmers Branch. Did quite a bit of work in Arlington.
Used to shoot at DFW gun range, untill their roof caved in during a storm.
 

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I used to work near Addison, just inside Farmers Branch. Did quite a bit of work in Arlington.
Used to shoot at DFW gun range, untill their roof caved in during a storm.
They are still in business, although I favor the Winchester Gallery in Ft. Worth or Bass Pro Shop in Grapevine for indoor shooting around here.
 
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