This past year at the SSA MAG 40 with Massad Ayoob one of the students that attended class was Steve Kent. I have had the pleasure of training with Steve in the past at Paul-E-Palooza events and was glad to have Steve back as a student at the 2016 MAG-40.
Steve is a corrections officer in the State of New York and is an avid trainer. He spends time as both an instructor and a student. Steve is a firearms instructor for the New York Department of Corrections and a SPEAR Coach. In addition, Steve enjoys training as a pass time.
Being that Steve works in the New York state prison system it makes sense that Steve has some experience with violent criminals and their behavior. Steve has seen inmates commit violence against each other on multiple occasions and has had the opportunity to talk about violence with both the violent criminals and their victims. This has helped him to understand more about violence than the average person.
In today’s show, we talk with Steve about how you can fail the interview process that violent criminals put you through, we talk about how you can fail that interview and why you want to. We also dive into lessons learned on the range during the range portion of the MAG40 where Steve shot well despite the fact that his reloaded ammunition was not up to the test.
One of the important ideas to keep in mind when it comes to training is to make sure that your equipment is ready for the class. This means that you need to be relatively certain that whatever ammunition you plan on using in class works well with your gun and magazines.
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