This article has first-person accounts from 2 people (brothers) who witnessed multiple extreme safety violations in a firearms class, and the instructor has the attitude of "if I tell you to do something you do it, and check your attitude".
So... when do you walk away?
How many times do you allow someone to endanger you?
How do you call it to their attention?
What response do you expect?
(And has anyone here had any experience with this person/company?)
C. Robert “Bob” McDowell, the owner and lead instructor for Lethal Weapons Training Academy located in McKean, PA. Bob also owns Bob’s Gun & Indoor Range located in McKean, Pennsylvania.While demonstrating the various weapon systems, Bob repeatedly pointed his pistol at the assembled students...
I called from the back, “Hey, Bob! You just muzzled us 2 times in the past 20 seconds!”
Bob paused, and in my mind, perhaps hadn’t heard my comment, so I again said, “Bob, you muzzled us 2 times in the past 20 seconds!”
He continued the class as if I hadn’t said a damned thing.He had us gather around to discuss the evolution. Then he turned towards the target and began the firing sequence. At no time did Bob give a courtesy call for “Eyes & Ears”.Bob stepped into the group with a locked back .45 auto pistol. While showing the magwell to my father, he was pointing the muzzle of the barrel at my face from a distance of about 2 feet.
My brother said in a firm and commanding voice that he’d appreciate it if Bob didn’t point his gun at me.
Bob told my brother that he needed to check his attitude.