Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sometimes those who can do, teach.

My friend Matt is blogging his thoughts and preparations for his upcoming TCLEOSE Police Firearms Instructor course.

I'm thinking he's going to do a bang-up job...


Anonymous said...

I just don't get it. Why don't they wear eye protection down there? Some cultural thang or what?

Saw that every time I was in Texas.

I'm sure he'll do fine. Nervousness just shows concern.


Shootin' Buddy

Tam said...

"Saw that every time I was in Texas."

I had no idear that Iggle Crick was in Texas... :p

Anonymous said...

Those guys were from Texas. I could tell by the pointy elf boots and big hats.

Shootin' Buddy

Anonymous said...

O.K., you saw them, I didn't see them. You saw what you saw.

However, THR and TFL and the rest of the Internet, including a blog you linked to, is plastered with photos and stories of Texans shooting without eye pro.

So, what's the deal, Lucille?

Ejamakate me then.

Shootin' Buddy

Tam said...

"...including a blog you linked to..."

??? Huh?

Anyhow, I've never seen anybody in Texas shooting without eye pro, but then I've never looked. I've seen people in Georgia, Tennessee, and Indiana do it, and so I surmise that Texans do, too.

What is this blog to which you refer?

Anonymous said...

Better and Better.

Remember? Matt's blog that you linked to in this post where he talks about shooting without eye protection . . . in Texas, of all places.

Shootin' Buddy

doubletrouble said...

".. a bang-up job..."


Yes, she'll be here all week folks, try the veal...

Tam said...


So he says he made a mistake once and shot without eye protection, and even mans up and admits to it.

That little scar under my left eye, right on my cheekbone? I wasn't even in Texas when that happened. (158gr Deerstopper, shaved the jacket when a Rossi 971 carried up lazy on single action back in '94. I've been pretty religious about eye protection ever since....)

Kristopher said...

And my ears still ring 30 years later from shooting my hot loaded 03A3 without ear protection.

We all do dumb things on occasion.

( Oh, and getting kicked by those pointy elf-boots will show you why elves are terrific ... they inspire terror )

Matt G said...

First, let me point out that the aforementioned incident without eye protection was back in 1989, and I was a ranch hand not yet 18 years old.

My shooting companion wore no glasses, but I had been wearing corrective eyeglasses for 8 years at that time, and simply had forgotten that other people need to don additional eye armor. Certainly my shooting buddies at the time all wore glasses. None of us wore the itty-bitty small glasses that are so popular these days, and just used our regular glasses for eye protection.

I couldn't speak to the majority of other shooters. I realy don't think about it. My daughters and my wife wear protective lenses when shooting, always.