Took my CCW course today

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by buckhuntr, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. buckhuntr

    buckhuntr Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I finally did it - took the Oklahoma CCW course today. :) But damnation, that was a long 'un! I arrived at the gate to Zink Ranch at about 7:15 this AM (wife thinks I'm nuts to voluntarily get up so early on a day off) to meet the instructor and the other 'student', and at about 7:45 we got started at the Red Castle Gun Club range inside the ranch. After the obligatory coverage of the Oklahoma Self Defense Act, and a more than thorough rundown of gun safety and operation (geared towards newby shooters, it seemed), we finally got to the firing line in at about 2:45 or 3:00 PM. That's when the fun started. I had my Para-Ordnance P10.45 and a new box of Monarch 230-gr FMJ .45 ACP.

    We started out shooting 30 rounds at 3 yards, then moved to 5 yards for the final 20 rounds. I think I did ok for only having shot sparingly with a handgun since my wrist surgery over 3 years ago. I'll admit to being leery for a long time about whether a large-bore handgun would overly stress the wrist (it has 13 screws and a metal plate from where it was put back together after a fracture), but it's my non-dominant hand and I had no issues whatsoever today.
    The last 20 rounds or so today, I was basically aiming at the hole just under the X where the paper used to be. :D I had a few flyers, but pretty much knew as soon as I shot that they were off. The Monarch ammo is the Sports Academy house brand, according to the sales clerk yesterday, and at $18.99/50, was the best value to be had there, even if it is made in Serbia. I had no FTF's or FTE's, and I think it all hit the paper, so I'm pleased with it. The only hitch in the session was when the extender floorplate of the magazine slipped off as I was inserting the mag, and the spring and 5 rounds dropped onto the bench. :eek::eek:

    Now all I have to do is get the paperwork filled out for the permit.
     

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  2. RugerShootinGal

    RugerShootinGal New Member

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    Hey Buck that is great!!! I am happy for you.:D
     

  3. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    Congrats!! Exercise your rights or loose them!
     
  4. collegekid20

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  5. Neophyte1

    Neophyte1 New Member

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    Good Shooting

    buckhuntr: Sir, congratulations:) good shooting too:)
     
  6. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Glad to hear you knocked that out! That looks like one dead BG. I remember when I took it, I couldn't wait for the day to end.
     
  7. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Glad we have no testing/training requirement here in GA - I'd probably flunk.

    Congrats on joining the club of those responsible for our own defense...
     
  8. masterPsmith

    masterPsmith New Member

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    Congrats, glad your wrist held together..

    Jim...........
     
  9. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Congratulations! It's all worth it. Carry everyday. I feel naked without mine now.
     
  10. buckhuntr

    buckhuntr Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Goju, I'll most likely not carry all the time, mostly getting it in case I need the protection, and on road trips.
    My employer (a bank) prohibits carry by employees. Only the guards who ride along to stock the ATMs get to carry.