But behind the bravado, owners acknowledge they are one errant movement away from tragedy. Cohen’s business, for example, is installing a tethering system that will prevent machine guns from riding upward after firing — the same motion that killed the gun instructor this week.
Monday, September 1, 2014
A Little Sense From Range Operators
this Septemer 1, 2014 Washington Times article about gun tourism to the U.S. mentions that this tragedy where a 9 year old lost control of an Uzi submachine gun causing the death of her instructor brought back memories of going to Front Sight in Pahrump, NV for one of their free submachine gun classe many years agos. This was an opportunity for some father-daughter bonding so I enrolled her as well. After the first day of instruction, no live ammo, the instructor pulled me aside to express his concerns that she might not be strong enough to control an Ingram M-11 on full auto. He had no reservations about her emotional maturity, just strength. It was all handled very professionally and respectfully. After my own experiences firing the M-11 full auto 1200 rpm (a really wicked piece of machinery) lead me to think they were being too cautious, but far better to be overly cautious. The article aforementioned mentions that