Anniversary Weekend at Gunsite

This weekend at Gunsite looks to be interesting. I conceptualized this training and presented it to Dave Biggers at XS Sights and Ed Head at Gunsite. The idea was for a ladies’ handgun course that also involved some team (husband-wife) training. These guys put their heads together and come up with a plan.

My interest was two-fold; provide me with some information to build articles on handguns and training for women and to expose my wife to some professional instruction. (I don’t care how good of a firearms trainer you are, you should always let someone else teach your love interest how to shoot. Teaching your wife how to shoot is like helping her put up wallpaper; it’s called a prelude to a divorce.)

It just happened to be scheduled on our 16th wedding anniversary. I’ll let you know how that turns out.

Anyway, there will be a number of ladies in attendance along with representatives from Galco, XS Sights and Surefire. Michael Bane will be filming for one of his TV shows and we will be working with handguns from S&W, Kahr, North American Arms, Ruger and SIG. I hope to get input from the opposite sex on what guns they are comfortable carrying and shooting.

Gateway to Gunsite

On the way back to the airport, Drema and I plan to spend an evening with John Vehr (Timney Triggers) at his ranch. I’ll see if I can get any info on what gun Timney plans to build a trigger for next.

Greeting Sign at GunsiteInformation, photos and video to follow.


About gunwriter

Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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3 Responses to Anniversary Weekend at Gunsite

  1. RG says:

    I will be interested to know what guns the women prefer.

  2. Jim Dodd says:

    will they get to try the H&K P30S?…jim

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