LTC CLASS ON AUGUST 12 IS FULL; LOOKING AT ALTERNATIVE DATES
Interest in taking the LTC class is strong at the moment, which I’m glad to see. I know I have had to turn a few folks away. I’m looking at dates in September or October for the next class. If you have a preferred set of dates, let me know and I will try to accommodate everyone’s schedule.
If you’d rather take it sooner, I would suggest checking the upcoming LTC classes listed on the KR Training website. I’d rather you take the course from another reputable instructor than not take it at all. We need more people qualified to carry, and we need those people regularly carrying their guns.
WHAT’S THE FASTEST GROWING DEMOGRAPHIC FOR LTC HOLDERS NATIONWIDE?
Take a look at this article from the Wall Street Journal. It is a clear testimony that more people are getting guns and training to go with it. The uptick in licensing for women and minorities dramatically outpaces the numbers for white males.
I welcome this news. The gun community needs to be appealing to a broader cross section of America to a) empower those who are victimized by violent crime and b) further the effort to keep gun rights strong. I urge you to encourage friends, family and neighbors to pursue their interest in getting armed and properly trained.
SHOULD YOU SHOOT A 22 FOR YOUR LTC COURSE?
On September 1, a student applying for a Texas LTC may legally qualify with calibers below .32 – which means your.22 becomes a legal means to qualify.
Yesterday, I went out to KR Training to requal for my LTC instructor certification, which means I had to fire 50 rounds from a semi-automatic and 50 rounds from a revolver. Since I don’t own a revolver, Karl lent me a Charter Arms 38 Special snub nose.
I didn’t have any problems qualifying (instructors must qualify at 90 percent, while LTC students must get 70 percent to pass). Shooting the 38 snub nose -a gun that I have zero experience with – made it further proved to me that the student qualifying with a 22 but who carries a 9mm may face some legal issues should they use that 9mm in a self defense shooting. There’s a considerable difference between a 22 and 9mm. From a legal liability perspective, I will urge students to shoot at least a 380 as an absolute minimum, preferring they shoot something in the 9mm – 40S&W – 45 ACP genre.
Shoot the caliber – and preferably the gun – that you intend to carry.
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