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Ragnar175

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  1. Anyone rocking an SRO on their M&P? If so, did you come from an RMR or something else? Any issues to report with the optic itself, so far? Also, is the dot as bright as the RMR? Thanks for any insight. Looking to trade up from an RMR to an SRO on my Carry Optics gun.
  2. That seems to be the case in Georgia, as well. Waiting on responses from my gun club at the moment, but should have a definitive answer soon.
  3. That’s very true. Even in the Special Operations world, blatantly unsafe acts are all too common. And like you said, usually from the know-it-alls. But yes, the money will be the big deterrent. People will think twice before wasting hundreds of dollars over a safety violation. And usually it’s pretty easy to get a feel for who just had a mental lapse and who’s an unsafe jackass lol.
  4. Yeah, I can definitely see incompetence being an issue on the range. I wouldn’t go to the extent of making everyone wear armor, but I would definitely need to look at some mitigating factors. Small classes of 8-10, classroom instruction prior to range time, no hot weapons off the line or until make ready command, etc. Teaching civilians definitely presents its own challenges, but I’d like to think the majority of people willing to pay for instruction have a baseline knowledge. I’m sure I’ll be proven wrong rather quickly, though lol.
  5. That’s a good point. Now just to find an insurer that hasn’t excommunicated the firearms industry.
  6. Oh, it’s definitely a saturated market. I don’t intend to do this as a full time gig, at least not anytime in the foreseeable future. Just a side gig at clubs within a day’s drive from me. I enjoy teaching and seeing shooters grow. And some side money for Ammo/components wouldn’t hurt either
  7. That was another concern. Insurance and a business account to file with the IRS
  8. Haha thanks man. Hopefully in the near future I’ll have some classes up and running.
  9. My only concern was if, legally, I had to possess a civilian certification to hold classes. Seems like you need a permit or license for everything these days, so I’d assume there’s some hoops instructors must jump through lol. The NRA certs are all narrow scope (ie basic pistol instructor, basic rifle instructor, etc). Didn’t know if they restrict class curriculum for instructors.
  10. Alright guys, I wanted to inquire about the process of becoming a firearms instructor. Some background so I don’t come off as some fudd hobbyist shooter lol. I’m an active duty Army Ranger and have spent the last 5+ years in Special Operations. Multiple combat deployments throughout the Middle East. I’m certified through RSALC (Ranger Small Arms Leaders Course) and teach regularly to my platoon and company. I’m a Master class USPSA shooter and active competitor in SCSA, Multi-gun, and PRS. I’ve been asked on several occasions if I offer classes, but unfortunately I didn’t, and still don’t, know exactly how to go about that. Must I attend a state recognized course? Am I only permitted to teach the curriculum taught in that specific course? I don’t know what governing body has the power to certify an instructor and I’d also assume I must register as an LLC or similar. I’d like to teach a few disciplines. Broad scope-handgun and long range, but specifically introduction to competitive shooting, CQB, basic and advanced carbine, long range precision, etc. Obviously that’s long term goals, as I’ll likely start with one or two class curriculums and add as I progress. I’m sure it’s state dependent, but some general info would be awesome. Any and all information would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
  11. Figured it out after an entire day of diagnosing the issue with the help of Bad Dog Custom guns. The disconnector spring was at too shallow of an angle and was binding the disconnector no matter how much tension was set. My slide was also getting caught on the top of the disconnector causing it to randomly lock to the rear. Some light filing of the top of the disconnector and leading edge of the slide (bottom of the breach face) fixed that. Big thanks to Bad Dog Custom Guns for all the help! If anyone needs a very knowledgeable smith, hit him up!
  12. Yep, the grip was new. Screws are tight. I’ll try adjusting the overtravel and see if that helps. Thanks!
  13. Alright guys I need some help. I picked up an STI Trubor and it worked fine upon arrival. I swapped the grip for a DVC grip and now I’m getting one in every 10 or less trigger pulls where either the trigger locks up and I can’t make the hammer fall, or the hammer falls to the half cock position. Also, the slide gets stuck occasionally when racking the gun with no mag. A quick little shake or re-rack sends it forward, but it’s clearly not normal. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
  14. Haha, sorry. RTS2 will be here tomorrow lol
  15. My order ended up getting canceled for the Bushnell being out of stock, so I ended up just getting an RTS2. Hopefully I don’t have any of the infamous issues with Cmore.
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