Saturday, May 23, 2015

Shoot the CHL

I took the CHL test today at a room in El Conquistador, and very enjoyable it was too, despite having to drive through ferocious Climate Change to Waco.

The first part of the class was mostly about gun safety, the law, and why it's better to be "judged by 12 than carried by 6." That said, our instructor emphasized deterrent; a CHL isn't a "license to kill" he told us. That ended with a Mexican lunch, chicken enchiladas for me, followed by a test. It's not hard.

Then we convoyed off to a range, which was interestingly situated behind a BBQ place, and split into two groups. Group One for people familiar with their pistols and Group Two for those who were less so. I was in Group One and wondered how I'd match up with the other shooters, especially given less than stellar performance at the range lately.

But I shot alright and the Instructor congratulated me, "Good! I thought you Brits didn't like guns!"
"Chief," I replied, "I'm from the olden days." He thought that was very amusing.

That's More Like It

So a good day was had by all. Do the CHL class; it's fun, it teaches you something and improves your shooting. After you've certified, you have to send various documents into the DPS  and you get your license.

And that, my friends, is one small step in the ongoing War on Weather.

Shoot straight,



Mattexian said...

Good on ya, Padre! I took it back when I was in the State Guard, passed everything, then got held up in the DPS paperwork by a decade-old visit to the shrink at the local MHMR. I never bothered with going back for an "all clear" diagnosis, as I'm not confident any doc would say that, in this day and age.

LSP said...

I had a good time, Mattexian -- should've done it sooner... But I'm sorry to hear about the shrinkwrap nonsense. Maybe it's worth clearing?

LL said...

I'm glad you're taking the time to do this. It's important.

jenny said...

Well done! That's some great shooting!

Brighid said...

Good on you, Padre. Sounds much cheaper and simpler than the process here in Cali.

LSP said...

I've been putting it off for years, LL.

LSP said...

Thanks, Jenny. I was pleased with the result (about time).

LSP said...

I think we have it easier, Brighid!