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Hi my name is Melissa Kendell I am from here in Las Vegas Nevada and I currently stay home with my four children ages one through nine this is my dad Ron he's here visiting and he wanted to come take the course with us my husband Tom who is the one who really had the idea to take this course.
They start us out with dry practice, meaning No Ammo “Very Safe”.
We learned and dry practiced loading and unloading the handgun.
Both tactical and emergency magazine changes.
The 5 step draw, low ready and after action drills
Then type 1,2 and 3 malfunctions
The 3 secrets sight alignment, sight picture and trigger control.
Doing coaching with my shooting partner, okay, finger off the trigger, My partner was going to bend over to pick up a magazine I yelled STOP, no bending over to pick something up on the range while Students are no the firing line. I’m learning.
I’m up on the firing line with the instructor very nervous I dropped my magazine I went to pick it up the instructor stopped me don’t pick it up again I’m very nervous instructor tells me it’s ok and reiterates it’s OK.
Time to actually shoot all the things we learned and dry practiced in the morning.
“Instructor says” Relay one eyes, ears and ammo to the 7 meter line he comes up the range is clear firing drill.
I load my handgun and holster it and here we go he says point in to the target, tuck the elbow shoulders forward excellent that’s it remember the 3 secrets and take the shot, and first couple shots scared me.
He told me to trap the trigger to the rear after the shot I shot again he says we didn't hold the trigger, Ya I forgot I shot again trapping the trigger to the rear now.
He told me to release the trigger slowly till you hear a click and hold the trigger there for the next shot so I didn’t have to take up all the trigger slack for a follow up shot, it was easier.
that was a lot of fun that was great, well it's the end of day one and I have definitely learned an incredible amount of information today I've been very impressed and very encouraged so far.
Instructor asks how do you feel about your shooting now.
Good it’s becoming more natural so it will come.
I was doing type 1 malfunction drill, when I would rack the slide I would dip my body to the right instructor say coming down here takes extra time to get back up on target.
little by little hey look I'm getting it, Come on How do you eat an elephant one bite at a time
That’s what we're doing here One bite at a time.
Type 3 Malfunction, Ready Press, Look, Check my mag, Lock open, Strip the mag, Rack, Rack, Rack, Insert Mag, Drop the slide and back on target.
My goal coming in today was to just become more adept at the different procedures and so I think we practiced a lot taking it out of the holster and shooting and that became a lot more comfortable for me actually started to be fun and enjoyable and I felt more comfortable with it so all in all I am loving this course and learning a ton.
We are at what they call Monsters Inc.; It’ a big area with lots of doors.
They call the doorway the fatal funnel you have to go through it to get into the room so you have to clear the room on the other side of the door before you go through into the room so you don’t get shot.
We are learning room clearing tactics, how to approach the door fling it open and do what they call slicing the pie, slicing the pie is where you segment the room into small pieces to look for bad guys without really exposing yourself to them.
Slicing the pie procedure; You open the door from either side of the doorway step back from the door to see what you can see then move close to the wall of the side of the door you started on looking in close to the wall on the opposite side of the room to see if the bad guy is there.
Then you start moving out away from the wall in an arch stabilizing your foot movement doing what they call step and trail, you step with your lead foot and drag your other foot in case you have to plant it to take a shot.
Your body is leaning outward to minimize your body’s exposure to the bad guy and most of your weight is on that lead foot, you just peeking into small segments of the room with your handgun at low ready (a 45 degree angle down to the ground so you have a clear line of sight) you continue to step and trail till you get to the other wall of the doorway As you slice the pie on the doorway we want them all in a vertical plane, Foot, Gun, Eye all on a vertical plane, Approaching the door okay now here's good, right there handgun up at close quarters and ready to go through the door, fling the door and step back.
We dry practice everything before we do it so you have the procedures down before we go live fire again Very Safe.
Well we are about to go through the simulator Bay I have to be honest I'm a little nervous about it, I'm afraid that I'm going to get in there and completely freeze and forget everything that I've learned but I'm excited because this will be actually the application of the training that we've been receiving
The Live Fire Simulator Bay, Time to put Training to Action
Simulator scenario: Melissa has come home to find her home has been invaded. Help is more than twenty minutes away. It’s up to her to save her family.
“Instructor says” The range is clear firing drill.
I loaded my handgun, all right here we go, I fling that door open
And step back from the door, first thing I see is a woman holding a cell phone, I tell her to exit the front of the house and call 911.
I start to slice the pie through the doorway step and trail, step and trail leaning to the left I see the first bad guy with a mask on pointing a gun at me, I deliver two rounds to the thoracic cavity and move on into the room, ok this room is clear.
Setting up to slice the pie on the next room, I peek left and see nothing; Ok that's clear I step and trail, step and trail looking to the right.
I get to the wall to peek right; I know that corners clear so I’m going to look that way.
“Instructor says” you should continue reading back up a little bit from the doorway so your handgun isn’t exposed to the room giving away your position and so somebody can’t reach around and grab your handgun.
I see a hostage taker with a knife to my son’s throat, I take the head shot.
I entered the room OHhh! Seeing a crouched down bad guy in the corner of the room I take the shot.
“Instructor says” scenarios over unload for me.
well we just finished the simulation Bay it was great to go in there and once I cleared the first door it's like I kind of calmed down and started applying what we've been working on I came out of there
Thoroughly enjoying it and I would love to go back in and do it again.
the instructor was incredibly kind very helpful I felt very safe he was right there with me the whole time guiding me helping me reminding me of things and It really helped make the experience great I am looking forward to tomorrow the last day of our course just going out there and having fun with my family and seeing how much I've improved over the week.
“Instructor says” one shot on each of two targets, Ready Fire.
I shot two targets, I shot well, FEWW!! Big sigh of relief “Happy Dance”
Man on Man Shoot Off
I'm goanna do my best!!
“Instructor says” The line is set Ready Fire.
I did well but didn’t win; it’s a matter of coming again to get more training.
More shooting on the range and the next step in the training is hostage rescue.
I feel confident relying on my training that I can make this shot.
They have you write your loved ones name on the target to make it a little more real.
Great shooting all shots in the head box I just saved my son “holding my hart with JOY”
This course has been so empowering for me I can’t wait to come back with my family and friends .
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