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I Think Attila Lied To Me

October 20, 20172 min read

What’s Up Sheepdogs? Ryan here with Tampa Carry.

Attila immigrated to the United States over 25 years ago from a country where firearm possession is restricted to law enforcement only. Luckily, Attila's good friend was a police officer. This provided him with a rare opportunity to shoot and develop a passion for firearms. Fast forward 25 years, Attila is living in Florida and getting a concealed weapons permit, because well the world seems to be losing its mind. I had a really interesting conversation with Attila about his view on stopping the violence and gun control.

"I don't understand why people want to take away guns, just look at the facts. In places where citizens can own firearms crime goes down when guns are restricted crime goes up."

Attila said in a thick Hungarian accent. I think it's pretty funny that people from the other side of the planet get it but our politicians can't seem to grasp the concept that guns save lives. Anyway back to why I think Attila lied to me. In the picture above notice the grouping on the red X, that's 15 shots from a Glock 19. He claims that he hasn't shot a gun in 25 years. What I think is that Attila is John Wicks counterpart from Hungry.

Attila shot a Custom Glock 19, S&W 637, Glock 43 and a Walther P22 with a Huntertown Arms silencer. His accuracy was amazing. However, because of his massive hands, he didn't like shooting the Glock 43 or the S&W 637.

Attila did make a couple of common mistakes.

Mistake #1: The biggest mistake Attila consistently made was leaving his finger on the trigger after the firearm was empty. We reviewed how important it is to immediately remove your finger from the trigger when you're not ready to fire.

Mistake #2: When you hear Bang, Bang, Click what should you do? We should keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction and count to 30 seconds. If that round is a hang fire we want the bullet to go into a safe direction. What we should not do, especially on a revolver is pull the trigger again. By doing this you move the potential hang fire out of line of the barrel, creating a very dangerous situation.

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The awesome thing about Attila is that he noticed his mistakes and acknowledged his mistakes before I could get the words out of my mouth. He is a fast learner and probably the most organized student I've ever had. Attila thank you for trusting me to teach you firearm safety and the basics of shooting.

Attila did a great job and I am so happy to have the opportunity to help him tighten up his groups and become more proficient. If you are interested in learning more about our private range training you can check out our information page here!

Ryan G. Thomas

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Ryan G. Thomas

Ryan believes a trained and aware citizen is the best way to minimize crime, victims and senseless acts of violence. Ryan is a veteran of the United States Air Force and a father of three beautiful children. Ryan and his wife Tiffany met while doing inner city ministry for Operation Explosion in Tampa 12 years ago. He is passionate about God, his family, and his community. Ryan has a passion for the 2nd amendment and believes all Americans should have the right and ability to protect themselves and their families.

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