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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. 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?

        • @ 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.

      • 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.

    • 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. 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • ” 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.

  3. 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).

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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’.


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