My mom is a small woman… 4’11, to be exact. My dad felt like it would be a good thing for my mom to have a handgun for protection.
However, what my dad failed to realize is that my mom had little training for her gun. She would shoot a few rounds, and then experience this.
It wasn’t until she learned how to fix that weird malfunction that she felt comfortable with her own gun.
She learned from a professional, similar to Rod Ryan, below:
“There’s a lot of ways to fix this wrong,” says Rod Ryan, president and CEO of Storm Mountain, about a stove pipe jam in a semi-auto handgun.
He shows us the best way to clear the jam and then demonstrates why the other most common way to clear it, is problematic.
Ryan spent more than 20 years combined, active and reserve, in the U.S. military as well as law enforcement. In 1996, he opened Storm Mountain near Keyser, West Virginia. It has grown into a world-renowned training facility for military, law enforcement, counter-terrorism personnel and civilians. It offers comprehensive firearms courses on a regular basis from a highly experienced staff. On-site lodging is available.
I recently took a firearms course there and learned more in three days than all year shooting and watching videos by myself. I asked him if I could film a few of the exercises we practiced and he enthusiastically agreed.
This is the eighth of a series of helpful videos that will be featured on Guns.com in the coming weeks. Let us know what you think.
This video was provided by Wise Men Company.
Handling a gun seems like it should be second nature. After all, Hollywood has been showing us how to use guns for years, right?
Wrong. Like anything Hollywood does, it’s over-the-top and often flat-out wrong. Learning the skills from someone trained in using guns will very often reduce time practicing incorrect technique.
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