Above: Drills during Defensive Concealed Handgun
I have had my conceal carry permit for many years, but never carried. I never felt as if I were prepared and comfortable with the physical aspects as well the responsibility of such a privilege. After my husband told me about the MVT class, I decided to take the chance that I would finally feel educated on responsible carrying and feel more at ease with my handgun. I signed up for and attended the December 3-4, 2016 class.
It was truly and eye opening experience! I learned more than I ever realized I would. The “lecture” time on safety, equipment, etc. were the perfect foundation for the actual range time. I felt as if I, with very limited range time and rounds fired, was taught good form while learning safe practices. The instructor began with everyone on the same level and worked at moving us forward at a good pace while we mastered the techniques. Each new exercise built on the last.
One of the most important times in the class for me was when the instructor spoke on the responsibility of carrying a gun. It was very sobering! Every person thinking of carrying a weapon should hear it.
To be honest, at first I was very nervous but the “fellas” in the class all took me under their wing and made me feel like one of the team. Being the only lady and the one with the least amount of experience disappeared from my mind and I was able to concentrate on what I was there for. By the end of the weekend, I was able to feel confident that if my gun jammed, needed reloading, or had to be reloaded or shot with one hand that I did’t need to rely on anyone but myself. I can now do those things without fear or concern.
I plan to get more range time in and practice the exercises we learned. I hope to go back for more classes in the future (watch out First Sergeant). Thanks to the instructor, First Sergeant Scott and to the “fellas” for a great weekend and for helping me to obtain my goals. I definitely would and already have recommended this class to anyone who owns or is considering owning a handgun!
Above: Scott runs Combat Rifle Skills
Information on upcoming Defensive Concealed Handgun and Combat Rifle Skills Classes can be found at the link below: