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by Mike S
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Basic & Advanced Training (Non-LTC)
Topic: school safety certification courses
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: school safety certification courses

If you're willing to travel to the Austin/Dripping Springs/Wimberley area, I can help you. However, I'm pretty sure there's more than a few SSC Instructors up in your area. I'm not sure how updated this list is, but here's the link to the DPS' list of SSC Instructors (at the bottom, below the list o...
by Mike S
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Switching to wheel guns this year
Replies: 38
Views: 1286

Re: Switching to wheel guns this year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2ZpNCPnfkw Nice video, & awesome thread. Always good to see people pushing themselves to excel! Obviously you know what your doing, & shooting well within the 5 second standard / A Zone. If you wouldn't mind a bit of feedback, I'd recommend applying a little more fo...
by Mike S
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: Application Process Question
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Application Process Question

I believe their application is only valid for 1 year, & if everything isn't submitted within that year it's closed. They will likely need to start the application process over again. As for the class/qualification, the Admin Code still reflects that the LTC-100 is only valid for one year ( http://te...
by Mike S
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: TX:7 year old girl murdered in Wallisville in drive by shooting or road rage
Replies: 57
Views: 2338

Re: TX:7 year old girl murdered in Wallisville in drive by shooting or road rage

https://www.google.com/amp/s/abcnews.go.com/amp/US/authorities-interviewing-persons-interest-murder-year-jazmine-barnes/story%3fid=60187049 Two in custody now. No relationship between the criminals & the victims. Likely the white male in the red truck was merely someone they had seen passing by imme...
by Mike S
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Job Board
Topic: I need a job
Replies: 9
Views: 744

Re: I need a job

I don't know anything about CNC machines, but these guys are in Central Texas, & my limited dealing with them was first class.

https://www.larue.com/careers/

Best of luck to you in the job search.
by Mike S
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: LEO Annual Qual
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: LEO Annual Qual

I believe we still can. The last thread on this I could find was in 2015: https://texaschlforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=76178&p=1010127&hilit=Retired+leo#p101012 Another one from 2016, revived in 2018, is also related to your question: https://texaschlforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=82344&hilit=Retir...
by Mike S
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: New Instructor Training Questions
Replies: 28
Views: 1485

Re: New Instructor Training Questions

You leave the training with your certificate. Since when? Mine was mailed after I took the class 4 years ago. There is no ID card, just a certificate suitable for framing, with the DPS PDF password on the back. We received ours upon completion of the range qualification in July 2012. We hung out at...
by Mike S
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on the Governor
Replies: 16
Views: 607

Re: Thoughts on the Governor

:iagree: with what Russ & RoyG said. Other than varmint /snake control, I see both of these as a niche. I've only had one student bring one (he had intended it to be his EDC, until he shot it with .45 Colt); he was a very large man, as in pushing 7' tall and 250+ lbs, and it was uncomfortable for ev...
by Mike S
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: New Instructor Training Questions
Replies: 28
Views: 1485

Re: New Instructor Training Questions

......... AJ, The DPS Instructors will go over their scoring procedure as part of the class, prior to the practical exercise. Step 1: Account for all 50 rounds. Just counting to ensure all 50 are there. (They do make allowances for what you described, where it's obvious several rounds went through ...
by Mike S
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: New Instructor Training Questions
Replies: 28
Views: 1485

Re: New Instructor Training Questions

Another thing: most folks struggled with scoring. If you are not familiar with the scoring system or HOW to score 50 rounds, I recommend getting a B-27, shoot the qualification, and score using the 5-4-3-0 system on the upper left corner. Bottom line is you need to know how to score and you will be...
by Mike S
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Thief gets shot in the back
Replies: 23
Views: 1677

Re: Thief gets shot in the back

There's lots of excellent points already brought up on this thread. I'd offer the opinon that TPC 9.42 would have applied if the person robbed/stolen from (unclear from the article what actually transpired) had shot the perpetrator. Since it was another bystander who shot the perpetrator, TPC 9.43 w...
by Mike S
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Never Again!!
Topic: Sweeney TX: 13 yo shoots 11 yo brother in head by accident
Replies: 8
Views: 1399

Re: Sweeney TX: 13 yo shoots 11 yo brother in head by accident

My children were taught from a very early age not to touch my guns, both were taught to shoot when they were 4yo, my daughter never had much interest, my son by the time he was 13 had his own guns and could hit an egg size target at 400yds, had a AR15 in his closet, I trusted him implicitly with a ...
by Mike S
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Never Again!!
Topic: Sweeney TX: 13 yo shoots 11 yo brother in head by accident
Replies: 8
Views: 1399

Re: Sweeney TX: 13 yo shoots 11 yo brother in head by accident

My children were taught from a very early age not to touch my guns, both were taught to shoot when they were 4yo, my daughter never had much interest, my son by the time he was 13 had his own guns and could hit an egg size target at 400yds, had a AR15 in his closet, I trusted him implicitly with a ...
by Mike S
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Class A Misdemeanor - Judgement "Set Aside"
Replies: 16
Views: 1845

Re: Class A Misdemeanor - Judgement "Set Aside"

Sorry but you can’t set aside a deferred adj., you can only set aside a straight conviction. I’m willing to bet this was Dallas Co., they are notorious for misusing “set aside” wording. Class A Misdemeanors have a 5 year ineligibility. Since his was 24 Jan 2014, would he be eligible to apply after ...
by Mike S
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Competitive Shooting
Topic: Lonestar Armory Run and Gun (Biathlon)
Replies: 33
Views: 4761

Re: Lonestar Armory Run and Gun (Biathlon)

Sounds like you had an awesome time, with lots of lessons learned. Here's an option to keep obstructions out of your muzzle ( https://www.amazon.com/Muzzle-Cover-Cap-Black-5-Pack/dp/B009PSZJ8Q ), if you have a standard size flash suppressor. They're designed to be shot off (you can safely fire the f...

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