The last day, Thursday, was brutal. The winds were strong and blowing sand swirled as we shot. It was a bit chilly also. Once again there were dry-fire drills, and practice drills and then the dry fire practice test.
But just before lunch - we had what was called man-on-man shootout. Steel targets with a hostage plate - and Ryan, Kurt's friend, took the title. I made it to the second round, Kurt the Third.
After lunch was the Practice test - and then the final test. It wasn't easy, and it wasn't difficult - and i was disappointed that I didn't shoot better and get Distinguished Graduate, as Kurt and Ryan did. I shot Graduate. Some rounds were thrown and I wasn't as precise as I should have been.
This is a highly recommended class -- there are some things I would like to see changed, but they have deemed their formula effective.
The Range Master Ciaccio is also highly recommended for his knowledge and teaching skill.
Range 1E, and 14
Range master: "Chachi" Ciaccio
The assistant instructors on our range were: