DeSantis Gunhide Question of the Day: What Would You Teach Cailie Fischer?

We’re not sure who Cailie Fischer is, let alone her interlocutor, Col. Richard Hunter. Not that it’s really important. The colonel’s been busy acclimating Ms. Fischer to the world of guns. In this video, he tests her knowledge of some mechanical and safety basics. We weren’t keeping track, but as it sounds like it was probably her second time handling these heaters, we’d give her a solid C+. Not bad for a noob. At the end, Col. Hunter asks all of us out here in YouTube land what we’d want a novice like Cailie to know. If you were behind the camera, what would you teach her next?

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  1. avatar Prince of Pistols says:

    Slow is smooth.
    Smooth is fast.
    Relax. Breath.

    (assuming the 4 Rules are in place.)

  2. avatar kenneth says:

    The next thing I would teach is the difference between a bullet and a cartridge. As a reloader this error bothers me just as much as the “magazine clip that goes up” thing.
    A bullet is the projectile. A loaded round is a cartridge, a system consisting of case, primer, powder, AND bullet. This is every bit as important as the difference between a clip and a magazine, because if you ask me for bullets you get projectiles, not loaded rounds. These are very basic terminology errors, and if not taught the correct terms for the correct things, confusion always reigns.
    Just imagine how much you would trust a mechanic who calls the turbo intercooler in your car the radiator. Would you want that guy working on your car?

  3. avatar FormerWaterWalker says:

    I lasted all of 30 seconds. I wish her well…

    1. avatar OneOfTheGoodGuys says:

      I beat you! I lasted 45 seconds. It was rough.

      1. avatar MLee says:

        I’m a gluten for punishment. I made it to about 4:50 where I started to feel my life was slipping away again.

        1. avatar WRH says:

          Stay away from me MLee, I’m trying to stay gluten-free.

        2. avatar MLee says:

          @ WRH
          Yeah I sure spelled that wrong didn’t I. I can honestly say though, I have never written out that I was a “glutton for punishment” No excuse though, I fu—ed up.
          Thank you.

        3. avatar WRH says:

          No worries M, just having a little fun. I’m glad you have a sense of humor.

      2. avatar Katy says:

        Watched the whole thing and I’m more than a little annoyed with the guy. It was like he was one of those teachers that wants to hit on the student while teaching and ends up doing a poor job of both.

        She appeared to be developing. A stronger grasp of the few useful things he went over, but I noticed her attitude towards the material began to slip as the video continued and she began to go down the same path as him.

        Class doesn’t have to be surperserious, but a good video would have also kept the viewers involved.

  4. avatar Anonymous says:

    Those nails are not attractive?

    1. avatar Curtis in IL says:

      She is a hairdresser. We need to trust her judgment on personal appearance. She does that for a living. Also, various hardware impaled on her face, and blue lipstick. It’s really attractive. Just ask her!

    2. avatar mike says:

      someone needs to tell her to fire her hairdresser, really screwed up her haircut.

  5. avatar Jim in Conroe says:

    He’s treating her like a ditzy blond. She may be, but I would strike a more serious mood in a training situation. For what he asked her, I would give her an A. She got the safety questions correct and properly demonstrated how to check each type of firearm. I would discount the questions on terminology – clip vs magazine, bullet vs cartridge, the discussion of bulk ammo.

    I would have covered the other of the four safety principles – be sure of your target and what’s in front and behind it. The next topic would be on the law – when and where you are allowed to carry, for example.

    1. avatar Mr. 308 says:

      When she first picked up that revolver she did not have it pointed in a safe direction and clearly didn’t think about where it was pointing.

      We have to take this stuff seriously, all the time and the instructor should have called that out immediately. He waited nearly a minute before speaking of this. Ok, I suppose this dude knew that the gun was unloaded and what was on the other side of that wall, but I think this is too important to leave this stuff so casual.

      This is an unserious exercise.

      What next? I would say shooting the things and focusing on the mechanics of the activity, developing shooting and gun handling skills and stressing safety rules, procedures and practices.

      The finer things like they are discussing here can come later – safety should be second always.

      So she appears interested, that’s great.

    2. avatar Garrison Hall says:

      I watched for less than a minute before finding both these bozos so repellent that whatever message they were trying to convey was completely lost. YouTube has many advantages and one thing it offers in abundance is videos made by people who should never, ever, make videos. This is a good example.

    3. avatar kenneth says:

      ” I would discount the questions on terminology – clip vs magazine, bullet vs cartridge, ”
      Just as everyone always does. Which is why the error continues. Because no one cares about correct or incorrect anymore. Which is why the confusion and ignorance about firearms have run so rampant for so long.
      Hell this guy TAUGHT her to say that! Some teacher.
      When the blind lead the blind, they all end up in the ditch.

  6. avatar uncommon_sense says:

    Protective gear: the trainer should encourage her to wear both ear and eye protection and shirts that prevent hot flying shell casings from dropping down the front of her shirt (typically down cleavage of plunging neck lines).

  7. avatar Partigiano says:

    What’s up with this Kentucky Colonel thing?

  8. avatar OkieRIim says:

    These two must be a matched pair, here is another video of the lady…easy on the lipstick

    This is the Colonel’s twitter & YouTube sites …^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^author

    I do not see anything that confirms if the “Colonel” is really a Colonel.

    1. avatar Mr. 308 says:

      Lipstick? That’s gotta be some kind of medication, no?

      Anyway she seems to be doing just fine here, good for her.

      1. avatar Geoff PR says:

        This shooting vid of hers shows more of her tattoos…

        1. avatar Mr. 308 says:

          “This shooting vid of hers shows”…

          I watched that three times, I didn’t see any shooting.

        2. avatar Matt in FL says:

          That was moderately amusing.

        3. avatar uncommon_sense says:

          Okay, so now we know that Ms. Tiny Underwear is just click-bait.

          On the “that was sort-of interesting” front, I have never seen a click-bait video where the scantily clad woman was willing to, er, dress down with snow on the ground.

  9. avatar Indiana Tom says:

    If you were behind the camera, what would you teach her next?
    Oh gee, that really is a loaded question that just comes too close to the target. Pun intended.

  10. avatar Indiana Tom says:

    If you were behind the camera, what would you teach her next?
    On a serious note, stick her out in a depressed pasture with a .22lr rifle a couple bricks of ammo, and some tin cans and milk jugs. Eventually, she will figure it out.

  11. avatar James69 says:

    I would teach her to gaze deeply into a full length mirror before going in public.

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      Maybe I’m missing something, but how is that link relevant?

  12. avatar realwoodsman says:

    Oohoohoo, I’d teach her stuff….

    1. avatar Anonymous says:

      Maybe she would teach you stuff?

      1. avatar Geoff PR says:

        Like the meaning of “Restraining Order”?

  13. avatar CJKC says:

    This was a waste of bandwidth.

  14. avatar Shawn says:

    Proper grip

  15. avatar Mk10108 says:

    Uh er.. this is my rifle. this is my gun…..shooting this one for fun. What do I win? ?

  16. avatar What The Heck Is That says:

    I don’t think I really know enough about guns to be teaching someone else what to do. Aside of going over the 4 rules and making sure she has them down there’s not a lot I could teach her that other people couldn’t do better.

  17. avatar Ronaldo Ignacio says:

    Well, I have no idea what worthy endowments got him the honorary Kentucky Colonel honorary commission from the Governor, but I looked at his youtube channel and he seems to fancy himself as a photographer

    Colonel Sanders killed millions of people with his food and was still an honorary Colonel…

    Just saying.

    1. avatar Mr. 308 says:

      “Colonel Sanders killed millions of people”

      You meant to type chickens instead of people, right?

  18. avatar THC says:

    What could I teach Callie Fisher, probably not much, but Im game to give a try.

  19. avatar MamaLiberty says:

    What would I teach her? First I’d have her handling a much more appropriate gun for a novice. I use an older Ruger Mk II for that in my classes. The most important first lesson is always the safety rules, of course, but self confidence and understanding that she can and must be in control of the gun is a close second. That long barreled, monster revolver would not do the job.

    Second, she wouldn’t be in my classroom dressed like that, since we go from there to the range more than once. What she paints on her body or pokes into her flesh is her problem, but I have had students not willing to use muff protectors due to excess hardware in their ears.

    Instructing new shooters can be a lot of fun, for everyone, but the priorities need to be kept clearly in mind at all times. This is a useless video for novices.

  20. avatar Ragnar says:

    I would start by teaching her to not eff up her hair like that.

  21. I’d teach her what a comb and a proper haircut are. Then I’d teach her where the local remedial education institution is. She’s going to need something to fall back on cuz’ the looks, they be fadin’.

  22. avatar Number 6 says:

    She looks like she was trapped in a Kool Aid factory for 2 years.

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