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Old February 15, 2000, 08:42 AM   #9
Keifer
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Join Date: January 13, 2000
Location: Illinois
Posts: 89
I just got back from the free course held on 2/11/00. We shot the UZI's in the course and it was a blast! About 20 students were instructed by 5 or 6 instructors all day in the proper deployment and use of the SMG. In the morning, we concentrated on handling, operation, and controlled bursts to the thoracic cavity. In the afternoon, we worked on failure to stop drills with single rounds to the ocular cranial cavity. With the UZI, it was very easy to consistently put on (or occasionally two) rounds into the head. Dr. Piazza stated that the UZI is the easiest subgun with which to master this feat. He said the HK MP5 is the Rolls Royce of subguns but it's higher cyclic rate makes single round shots very difficult (but certainly not impossible) to master. The course finale consisted of two magazines of "go till you're empty" rock and roll full auto. All of the instructors stated many times that anything more than a three to five round burst from a subgun is a waste of ammo but that Front Sight knew that was why people wanted to attend the course. The final magazine was on a clean target that we got to keep as a souvenier. The course was followed by a sales pitch about Front Sight First Family memberships. It was a voluntary attendance meeting and I thought the fact that they put it after the course and made it voluntary showed a lot of class. Everyone in my class attended anyway. There were two women in my class; one of whom was my wife. Both enjoyed the course, learned much, and shot well. I encourage anyone who wants to learn how to shoot a subgun or familiarize themselves with a different type, to attend the course. You really have nothing to lose, unless you stay in Las Vegas like we did. If you do stay in Las Vegas, you'll need to rent a car and when you do, make sure you get something with enough horsepower to make it over the 5000' pass between vegas and the school. Do yourself a favor and go.
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