This is a testimonial. I attended the 250 course in December 1977 and it changed my life, went back in 78. I still use the same Series 70 1911 with the WWI hammer - perfect for dry fire. What's different? I now carry two reload mags, not one. What's the same? Well, I'm 67yrs old now, and I could change, sure. I could. But last year I taught my 26yr old son - who was interested in 1911s - how to shoot at a local Appleseed range. After 10 weekend sessions, and after buying him a dern gunbelt for his baggy pants (!) he was coming along well. I showed him the clip of the alley shootout in the movie "Collateral," as an incentive to move a little faster, stop fussing the shot. He scoffed, said "that's just Hollywood stuff." The next Sunday I set up two 5in steel swinging targets on the berm at 7yds, put on a sportcoat. My rig - the 1911 in an El Paso Saddlery Conceal Pro Paddle holster, dbl reload mag pouch. He had the whistle and stopwatch. Blew the whistle. Two rounds center mass on the left plate, two rounds center mass on the right plate, one round in the 3in head shot plate, total 1.5 seconds. His comment (cussing deleted): "We should go to Gunsite!" Well, yeah!
Adobe Walls, 250 Pistol Class, December 1977, Gunsite, Paulden, AZ