pike1014 karma2013-05-30 19:48:29 UTC
No. I was a radio technician in an Air Control Squadron. Our units purpose was to go into an area that has been cleared by combat controllers (Guys that call in air strikes from the front lines); set-up a mobile radar site; and defend that site with the personnel there. Because I was in that Unit, I was trained on the M-60, M-203, M-16A2, and of course, the M-9. I had lots of other field training and experience as well, but this was my direct weapons training. Also, when we were trained with the M-9, a round was in the chamber and the safety was off while holstered, at all times; so, it was in DA, ready to fire with a long trigger pull. We trained to shoot, two in the chest, one in the head. Every clip we carried on the range could only have 3 shots in it to get us used to shooting like this, as well as, committing to memory the changing of the magazines. It was good training and even though I don't train for head shots anymore, I still use the technique and speed I acquired from the military.
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pike1014 karma2013-05-30 18:38:08 UTC
Yes, I understand: I live in Utah and have my CCW. "Serious bodily harm" is not a pushing match between you and another guy that gives you the right to pull a weapon. If you teach the course, you should be more specific in what you say and how you say it. I was clarifying for those that don't know the true purpose of a Concealed Weapon: It is not a deterrent and should never be used as one. It is an instrument with a sole purpose to kill and should only be used when you MUST kill. Anything else, and the weapon stays holstered and concealed.
pike1012 karma2013-05-30 18:10:36 UTC
Let me add to this: If you or someones life is in danger of possible death, rape, kidnap, or extreme bodily harm, then you can pull your weapon as a defense. To say, "If you can't get out of the situation peacefully then it is time to consider drawing the gun," is incorrect! If a guy smacks your wife's ass and in the following argument, the guy punches you in the nose, you DO NOT have a right to pull your gun! I will leave it at that and not put too much of my thoughts into this discussion.
pike1012 karma2013-05-30 19:05:06 UTC
Indeed! That is the point I was making. FYI: I carry a Stoeger Cougar 9mm w/ 147 grain HP (Former Air Force guy that loves Beretta 92 action) and my wife carries a hammerless ruger SP101, snub-nose 357. Of course, I keep 38 special +P in her revolver b/c there is no point of having a 357 round that will never reach maximum velocity due to the shortened barrel of the revolver. I carry her revolver more than my 9mm because of its smaller size and almost zero concern with a misfire.
pike1012 karma2013-06-06 17:00:59 UTC
What tips would you give to someone ready to start a new business for their first time?
About me: 30 yrs old - current Engineering Technician (Transducer work) - former Air Force Veteran (Radio Technician) - Currently designing a toy idea I've had for awhile and putting together my business model/plan.
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