A Nurse with a Gun

Sunday, January 04, 2009


Teaching an enthusiastic new shooter is a task that demands competence from the instructor. See how many mistakes this new shooter makes, and how her instructor catches or fails to catch them. Also, listen for the standard lines of gun counter bullshit.



Anonymous Wolfwood said...

1. She's a cutie! Apparently open-minded, too!
2. No one working there spoke English as a first language?
3. Multiple sweeps
4. "Interesting" grip
5. It's always best to start a new shooter off through distance shooting with a large revolver.
6. When getting free publicity, it's always best to use a busy range.

Still, she did a pretty decent job!

3:41 PM  
Anonymous Cedric said...

I've only instructed a few people how to shoot, but with that in mind I'm going to say the instructor made more mistakes than the student in that video. The mistakes that she made I am willing to bet came from improper instruction. It's sad and scary to think that most people in this country are afraid of guns, as she claimed in the beginning of the video. Hopefully we can change that one person at a time. And always remember Safety, Safety, Safety.

3:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're right, the counter guy didn't correct her mistakes, probably because he was more interested in flirting with her. Even though it's a total "fluff piece", at least it wasn't a completely negative story on guns, which is what we usually get from TV media.


4:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The future looks bleak with knuckleheads like this fellow shilling guns and instruction

4:39 PM  
Blogger Isaac PC said...

I can't believe he didn't start her out with a .22. I mean come on, that's just common sense. Didn't even show her how to grip the handgun properly. But she did pretty good with the scattergun, though.

5:09 PM  
Blogger angus lincoln said...

There is so much instructional fail in that video I lost count. With that chucklehead doing the instructing, it's a wonder anyone would return for lesson no.2.
I wonder what gang he's a member of.
(actually, I don't wonder at all)

5:13 PM  
Blogger Weer'd Beard said...

Well first off a 9mm Beretta isn't a BAD first choice for a new shooter...but she seemed skittish about noise and recoil so I would have started her on a .22 Carbine...or a .22 pistol/revolver (A suppressed .22 pistol would be even better)

As far as mistakes, the big ones I saw was muzzle EVERYWHERE!!! also what the HELL kind of grip was she using? Looked like a left hand grip with the right hand working the trigger.

I also rolled my eyes at the "It's best to keep it unloaded" and whatever the incoherent machismo he said about glocks. The 2nd one was just goofy...the first one I don't necessarily disagree with. It's sometimes better to downplay the gun-nuttery with a new shooter to keep them from being overwhelmed or intimidated.

I doubt she'll be heading back to the range.

Net loss for the shooting sports.

5:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weapons Specialist?!!!!

What is he? Part of the A Team?

5:55 PM  
Anonymous Street Cred 7 said...

"Glock's a street gun!"

5:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll shoot with her any time. I would not purchase anything from him.

6:21 PM  
Blogger DouginSalcha said...

I started the video and had to turn it off about half or two-thirds of the way through.

I may go back and review it all the way through later. I also wonder about his 'qualifications' as an instructor. I suspect (like someone else mentioned) he's more interested in flirting with a good looking girl (than in thinking about what he's trying to teach her)...

8:08 PM  
Blogger Anthony said...

Someone needs to go over the rules of gun safety

8:56 PM  
Blogger California Security Guard said...

It was difficult to tell who the instructor was and who the student was. This is a good example of "why not" go to a counter want-a-be instructor. If she really wants to learn to shoot, go to www.firearms-training.info and consult a Professional Training Counselor on firearms.

The instructor is dangerous and now she is a danger to herself and those around her if she goes to any range with her limited misconceptions on how to handle a firearm.

10:25 PM  
Blogger TheBronze said...

That guy was an abortion...

10:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you guys are just jealous because he gets the hot chicks.

12:19 AM  
Anonymous Esteve said...

Not a word about safety. Imagine this young lady purchasing a handgun and thinking she knows how to shoot from her "instuction" at the range. Scary.

9:18 AM  
Blogger Flo said...

That was bad... I'm just an airsofter and I could've done better then that guy...

10:56 PM  
Anonymous OrangeNeckInNY said...

He's lucky he didn't get shot when she turned the Beretta towards him after her shot.

He obviously didn't go through the range safety and gun safety rules with her.

The guy is a moron. I don't care how pretty the girl is. If she shoots you dead accidentally, there will be no first date.

11:51 PM  
Anonymous FatWhiteMan said...

In his defense, she was pretty hot.

7:40 PM  
Blogger The Saj said...

You know...

After watching that video I feel as if I am a competent instructor. *sheesh*

I've done 10x better with the new shooters I've brought out to the range. (Mind you, I've only been shooting for 2 yrs now.)

But goodness gracious, I wish I could bring her down to Freedom Armory in Glenn Rock, PA and have our instructor Chuck show her. What a difference...

Thankfully, she walked away with a positive image (even if we're all shirking).

I just hope she makes the right decision (and frankly, in her case I believe becoming a handgun owner is the right choice - she showed herself calm, collected and competent with what little instruction she was given. Heck, and she seemed to be a pretty decent shot for a first time shooter).

10:23 AM  
Blogger Doc said...

I just brought my wife to the club to shoot for her first time. She was deathly afraid having grown up in Canada all her life hearing about evil guns. First I picked a day when there would be no one at the club. Then I spent 30 minutes going over how a semi-auto works and why they are so dangerous to people who don't know how they work. How to load and inspect... everything. Then I made sure she could insert a clip, drop the slide, and pull the trigger safely. After I was sure she was comfortable I loaded one .22 cartridge in the clip and handed it to her and watched her like a hawk. Why only one? Because everyone who fires a gun for the first time stops after the first shot and sweeps the gun around to say... I did it! Just like the girlie did. After she was comfortably shooting the browning buckmark I let her shoot the .22 rifle. Same instruction... semi auto. Then we did the .17 hmr boltie. Of all she liked the .17 the best. Turns out she loves to shoot. I'm satisfied with watching her shoot while she continues to get comfortable. When she's ready for a heavier caliber she'll let me know. I'm just happy to have another shooter who isn't scared and could clear and make safe any gun.

11:58 AM  

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