More on Teaching
Several years ago, a good friend and
shooting partner of mine passed away. I particularly remember
some of the disagreements we used to have, during
conversations at the range. As you might guess, most of our
conversations concerned shooting; techniques,
and how best to teach them to new students.
Our own, uniquely different methods, fueled many heated debates.
But, we always agreed on 2 things:
Know what the heck you're
talking about, and
Make sure your student is comfortable
with what you're trying to teach him/her."
I hope you'll agree, we all need to spend more time at the range,
honing skills we hope we will never be called upon to use.
While you're there, don't pass up an opportunity to
help a new shooter.
If you are a
regular reader, you know I regularly run articles written by LEO, Instructor,
and Writer, Greg Ellifritz. This morning, I ran into a 3½ year
old article of his. It really got to the heart of why I enjoy
teaching new students. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did.
An Interesting Experience at the Shooting Range…
December 30, 2014 by Greg Ellifritz
I posted this little anecdote to my Facebook page on Saturday night
when I got home from the shooting range, not knowing that it would
touch so many people. Numerous friends asked me to post it up on my
site so that it can live in perpetuity and be shared with people who
aren’t into social media. Here it is. Enjoy.
Interesting experience at the shooting range this afternoon…