Look at the grip and that stance. She’s driving the gun, not letting the gun drive her.
During the first two range trips, Peter-Jan did better than Marthe. It was a curious reversal of the normal situation, where usually women listen better and learn faster. Well Marthe must have been sneaking off for extra practice because she improved dramatically when I put a Glock 17 in her hands.
With any new semi-auto, I will only give a new shooter one bullet at a time. I don’t want a new shooter to get excited and crank off the second round into the ceiling tiles. We shot at 7 or 8 yards, at standard paper plates. Marthe put her first 5 rounds into her plate without even trying hard. It was pretty amazing. I made sure to pull that target and sign it. It’s not every day that someone puts their first 5 shots with a full power cartridge into the target.
Peter-Jan struggled a bit, but quickly got the hang of it. Once we swapped out targets, Peter-Jan put all the rest of his rounds (25) into his paper plate. He shot low a lot, but we know what’s causing that and we’ll be working on a correction. Unfortunately the photos of Peter-Jan were too blurry to post.
Marthe was very accurate, but she struggled once we started loading multiple rounds in the pistol. She couldn’t get the gun to cycle correctly. She got stovepipes and failures to feed constantly. It wasn’t until the last 10 rounds she shot that I finally figured out what was going wrong. Her shooting hand wasn’t fully behind the gun. We moved her grip and suddenly the pistol ran great.
He’s currently listed as an absconder from parole. His last conviction was in 2008, and he received 36 months probation, so his probation would have been over before this January. It seems to me that he absconded well before he (apparently) killed himself.
His discovery might have answered one question, but it seems to have left us with a lot more of them.
How can you ballistically match a stolen Hi-Point to a murder when you don’t have the gun to match it? There’s no gun registration in North Carolina, and there’s certainly no “Ballistic Database” either. So how did they ballistically match it?
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There’s a certain etiquette to strip clubs. You should keep your hands to your self, you should try to be reasonably polite to the staff, and you shouldn’t try to tip the dancers with counterfeit money.
Drugs cost money, but they also make it hard to hold down a normal job. That puts druggies in a bind. They can’t earn enough to pay for their drugs because the drugs make it impossible to hold down a job paying enough to cover the costs of the drugs. So they steal, scam, rob, or try to sell drugs themselves.