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by skeathley
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: Minimum Caliber for Instructor Proficiency
Replies: 22
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Re: Minimum Caliber for Instructor Proficiency

The whole caliber thing needs to be thought through again. While my discussion was about SSC (not LTC), it should be the same. I was told by DPS that students could technically use .22, but instructors taking that certification could only use .32 or above. The change in state law only applies to students, while DPS can set policies for instructors. I am not fond of letting people get an LTC on a .22, but I can live with it. My problems are

1. If the term Firearms Instructor is to have any meaning, we should be required to use 9mm or above to qualify, and shoot 240, not 225. Some of my new students can shoot 225.

2. Students taking SSC are training for an active shooter event. The bad guy won't be carrying a .22, so school staff should not. But if they got their LTC on a .22, then the state has backed themselves into a corner, and can't argue for a higher standard.

Imagine a crazy guy in a school setting; he has an AR-15, a 9mm, a 1911 .45, 5 loaded AR mags, and 10 loaded pistol mags. The only person in the school with a gun has a Beretta Bobcat .22. Really? He may as well have a Nerf gun.

It is very unlikely a typical LTC person would face this situation, but school shooters almost always come prepared for war.

Terrorism is slowly coming to America. Do you think they have not studied the case of Adam Lanza?

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by skeathley
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: Minimum Caliber for Instructor Proficiency
Replies: 22
Views: 2929

Re: Minimum Caliber for Instructor Proficiency

They told me on the phone that they were getting it corrected, BUT this was in relation to the SSC qualification, not LTC. They may not realize the typo has been copied over to other documents.

I was talking to DPS, but the documentation is maintained by RSD. RSD is a bigger bureaucracy than I used to realuze. This is like trying to get an answer from DMV.

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by skeathley
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: Minimum Caliber for Instructor Proficiency
Replies: 22
Views: 2929

Re: Minimum Caliber for Instructor Proficiency

I already went through this with DPS. That is a typo. Students can shoot .22, but instructors have to shoot at least .32. They had a lot of trouble getting a determination on that, so I would err on the side of caution and shoot 9mm or above and .38. There could not be a complaint about that.

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