New Mexico RO Training a Success
ASI Execs Robin Taylor and Al Wylie flew from Seattle to the San Juan Wildlife Federation in Farmington, New Mexico. Walter Gray and his crew not only got their RO certifications, they put on their first open-to-the-public ASI match Saturday afternoon.
“Those guys did amazingly well,” says Exec Al Wylie.
The Farmington class was the second time Taylor and Wylie had taught the revised RO curricula — complete with role-players and “live” squib rounds.
“We were amazed,” says Taylor. “Everything we told them would happen during the course happened during their first match. Even the percentage of women attending was nearly spot-on.”
As the saying goes, forewarned is forearmed, so the new crew at San Juan was ready when awkward situations arose. They faced a “squib” scare, and a disqualification — both major challenges for new range officers to deal with. Yet, thanks to their training, they were ready.
“They started out pretty green,” says Robin Taylor, “but by the end of the training, they’d learned a tremendous amount, and were able to deal with everything a dozen brand-new shooters throw at them. I was impressed.”
San Juan Wildlife will be holding matches once a month — shooting .22’s indoors if the Winter weather gets too cold. For more details, contact Walter Gray directly at firstname.lastname@example.org .