“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”

"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds

Friday, October 10, 2008

No good stories

Spent the past week teaching at the range for the academy going through right now; this was one of the harder groups from an instructor side in that it took a lot of work. The ratio of students really needing attention to those who were already somewhat competent was a bit more skewed than normal. This meant that not only were we all feeling a bit more frustrated with things, but we ended up having to spend a lot more time with the one group & kind of short changed the other. Fortunately yesterday and today I was able to shift over to one of the groups with more experience, and help them fine tune some skills. Kind of let me end the week on a high note.

Only other highlight of the week was getting shot - lol no, nothing like that! Caught a ricochet round in the hand at one point, which left a nice cut & bruise but fortunately nothing more. Gave me a good laugh & that's about the only long-term effect.

Also managed to get a chance tonight during their dinner break to do some shooting for myself - just to unwind with one of my friends who also teaches. It was enjoyable, but I definitely have been working a lot more on my pistol skills than rifle in the past year & need to balance that out...

So, nothing thrilling but wanted to let the world know I am alive & such.


Unknown said...

Glad to hear you had such a boring week---even if you did get shot. :) In my humble opinion, boring cop weeks are good cop weeks. Of course, that's from the perspective of someone who's concerned about said cop's safety and well-being and not from the perspective of the bored cop! :)


Brent said...

My brother is a LT. with a sheriff's department in Florida. He teaches firearms and lives and breathes firearms training. I'm a cop who hates guns but knows the importance of the training. My brohter balances me.

Berserk said...

A cop who hates guns? I have difficulty fathoming that. It's like a dog that hates teeth. Or a techie that hates keyboards.

Just my perspective, though. I'm not a "gun guy" by law enforcement standards, but I've usually got a glock somewhere within arm's reach.