Week 6 of Citizens Public Safety Academy: Handguns.
This is a (too dark!) photo of one of the officers giving us a demo with the Range 3000/MILO Decisional Shooting Simulator. My classmates and I took turns using this state-of-the-art computerized system to fire (unloaded) guns at the targets.
We also received a practical (as opposed to philosophical) talk about firearms and safety from a former police chief, Mel Hill, who now teaches law enforcement at Kirtland Community College. He explained why many police departments favor Glocks over Sigs, and how some bullets can travel up to a mile, and so on. (The class enjoys the trivia, as much as the substantial content.)
Next week: A ride-along (in a police car) on Halloween evening.