I took a drive out to Front Sight Firearms Training Institute to visit the pro shop. It’s a 50 mile drive for me, and an okay drive at that. I was not alone when I arrived. There were quite a number of people training. I took a drive around the facility and counted 14 ranges with what looked to be 20 to 40 students each.
I parked and went to the pro shop where I acquired two new residents for my firearm safe. A Ruger LCR (light compact revolver) 38 Special, and an AK-47. There were both bonus firearms Front Sight offered with one of their recent promotions.
I am thinking of using the LCR as my primary concealed carry firearm. It’s small and comfortably concealable in my appendix carry holster, yet powerful enough with 38 Special +P ammo to stop a threat if need be. A friend of mine, Jody, told me he purchased the LCR and didn’t like it. He sold it right away, and purchased an LCP (light compact pistol). I was thinking I would do the same. But, I am going to take the LCR to the range and fire some rounds through it. Firearm enjoyment is subjective and a personal choice. So who knows, I may find I like the way the LCR fires and chose to keep it.
The AK-47 would not have been to first choice for a practical rifle. But I am very curious to experience handling and firing it. It does after all have a very long history, and is very widely used through-out the world. I will be attending a 2 Day Practical Rifle course at Front Sight. I am confident, having taken two Practical Rifle courses, that I will be well instructed on the proper function of the AK, and have ample opportunity to enjoy shooting it.