CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSE
BY JEANIE ALMOND AKA MAMA-SHOTGUN
As the director of Education at a large shooting facility here in Texas I answer many questions from women regarding the Concealed Handgun License course.
Myth: The class is designed to teach women how to shoot their handguns.
Fact: The instructor assumes by the time you take the course you should be very familiar with your equipment.
There is a big gap that must be addressed. I believe a good basic handgun class should come first. I believe a woman should have had the educational opportunity to really learn about the steps she is taking. A good instructor will provide multiple handguns. Explain the differences and be happy to answer any questions her students may have.
In addition allow the student to experience different choices. Example: Revolver or semi-auto. I want women to have input and education. Then when it is time to go to the “Gun” store, she can be the lead in her choice, not the nice salesman behind the counter.
The CHL classes are to educate us about the laws and how they affect our choices. The shooting qualifications only take 20 minutes. It is not the teaching moment. It is the “certification” time. A woman’s education should have come much before she takes a class that can make it legal for her to “carry”.
Learn proper shooting technique before your course by either attending one of our live events or our home study DVD’s.
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