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American Handgunner Sep/Oct 2010 - Page 8
SPEAKOUT YOUR FORUM TO PONTIFICATE, PONDER AND PROBE HYPE-LESS I’mnewtohandgunnerandgunS.Iwantedtotellyou,you’vespokenmorehonestlyaboutthingsinthe pastfewissuesthanmostallotherpublicationsI’velookedattogether.I’veneverlikedhype,soyoudon’t knowhowrefreshingIfindwhatyouandyourwritersaresaying. KarlaVanHorne AKA“PurdyGearCustomLeatherGoods” www.purdygear.com School-Guns after Christmas teachers taught nonWhen I saw the picture of the grease traditional classes in the hope of getting gun that went along with the article on students excited about school and to gun cleaning (“Ten Commandments see teachers in roles of being “human” of Gun Cleaning,” July/Aug 2010), it rather than simply teachers. I taught brought some images to mind of a class a muzzleloading class where the stuI used to teach. The high school where dents made and shot kit muzzleloaders. I teach used to have what we called toAMsay, there’s a lot I could be PACT_postxmas_09_fixed.pdf 12/16/08 Suffice 9:04:18 the winter intensive. The first week writing about but I will reserve it to the grease gun connection. High school students are an impatient bunch and many times when we went to the range they wouldn’t clean often enough. They would try to ram a ball down a dirty (and usually cold) barrel. Many times they stuck the ball so solidly the screw on the puller would pull out of the soft lead. I made a gadget 8 WWW.AMERICANHANDGUNNER.COM • SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER2010