It started with my wife and Mom taking the one-day LMS Defense Ladies-Only Pistol Clinic, both shooting Glock 19s. More on that in another post, but suffice to say that Mom’s in the market for a Glock now. [happydance]
Saturday we all headed to Sacramento to attend Dave Grossman’s EXCELLENT “Bulletproof Mind for the Armed Citizen” course. Being in an audience of hundreds, most of whom are carrying concealed and doing so with LTCs (Licenses to Carry) that they were only able to get because we helped sue the County into submission, was a powerful experience to begin with, but that was dwarfed by the impact of Grossman’s words. For the moment an audio version seems to be available on YouTube, below. You want to listen to as much of this as you can. This guy is eye-opening. I’d say he’s like Tony Robbins for CCW holders, but it’s so much more than that. Thanks to Derek for first bringing Grossman to my attention a few years back on the drive to Boomershoot.
Then today, the wife and I looked at and bought a Kahr PM9 for her, in part based on this guy’s very nice review. I’ve already been carrying the Beast in a pocket holster the moment I get home, and the Kahr will be for her. We’re not legally allowed to carry outside the home, and she’s not allowed to in her place of employ until some more court cases happen,* but let’s just say Grossman’s presentation can push one over the fence. Especially if one works in the schools.
What impressed me about the Kahr was the utter slimness, light weight, very nice trigger, and goddamn heavy spring. Dropping the slide release required two thumbs. Nevertheless, it fits both our hands really well, and will fit in a purse just fine if needed.
Then we went to Livermore Opera’s production of La Traviata, which was fucking AWESOME. The Met’s version of my 2nd-favorite drinking song** is pretty good, too.
Carrying to the opera would also be fucking awesome, but gee, I wouldn’t know anything about that.
Tomorrow I’m off to the LMS Defense Carbine Clinic. If I can scare up enough .308, I’ll use Rache.
*One of the cool paradoxes about California gun laws is that although licenses to carry are may-issue, if you get one the list of permitted places is one of the best in the country, likely because the statute’s authors assumed anyone who got a LTC was one of the elite and thus OK. LTC holders are automatically are exempt from the ban on carry in schools, for example, and the school district, principal, or union can’t do jack shit about it. NOBODY IN THE SCHOOLS SEEMS TO KNOW THIS YET. Thus, the battle here is to make carry shall-issue, and we expect that to happen sooner rather than later.
**This is my favorite drinking song. Yes, it’s a drinking song, damn it. Pound your beer stein in time and you’ll get it.