As a Firearm Education and Training Consultant I have to say it was a great pleasure as well as an opportunity to be able to work with this VODA Client regarding a Spinner (.38 Snub-nose Revolver) with a 2 1/2 inch barrel. Even more than that, I took the time out to introduce this VODA Client to a Semi-Automatic Glock 22 with a 9 mm conversion barrel for the first time. I can say she really took to it!
The .38 snub-nose Spinner she currently owns was a gift from her father in which he wanted to make ensure that she had some kind of means of Personal Protection in the unlikely event of her having to deploy a firearm in SD (Self-Defense).
Before we engaged in training, her fathers gift of a Spinner sounded like a good idea, until she had to understand and undergo the applied method of using a Spinner under stress. It’s not that I’m against the use of Spinner or Wheel Guns for Personal Protection as they make great back up weapon systems. However, I️ tend to generally recommend the use of a Semi-Automatic when I comes to Personal Protection. This is not to say that the Spinner is doomed to all hell. But again I will say that it makes a great backup weapon system.
Beyond that, I will also like to point out the fact that for anyone that’s taking the time out to train anyone on any weapon system that you exercise a great deal of patience (not that I needed it with her) and be as encouraging as possible so that the receiver of the information will better gain a sense of knowledge and self-confidence in the manipulation on the weapon system. That's right, nobody what’s to hear that Drill Sgt. shit!
Moreover, I would like to say that you haven't already; you should take note that everyone is different and everyone may not "catch on" as fast as you may have (or so you think). My professional advice is, when you encounter this; take the time to stop and briefly remember that you too were in their shoes at some point in time (and probably still are). So lay off with the unnecessary pressure.
Like all VODA Clients, they all have a special place in my heart but this particular VODA Client means a lot to me, because this VODA Client and I go back before the creation of VODA and I will never forget that. Even more than that let me say this; there are certain things that one must have in order to become a VODA Client and this VODA Client here effortlessly demonstrates some those characteristics which are as follows:
HAVING AN OPEN HEART
HAVING AN OPEN MIND
POSSESSING THE WILLINGNESS TO UNLEARN, LEARN AND RELEARN
POSSESSING THE WILLINGNESS TO EXPLORE
WILLINGNESS TO EXECUTE
CAPABLE OF INDEPENDENT THOUGHT
GREAT COGNITION SKILLS
See, to become a VODA Client it doesn’t matter if you’re a "Great Shooter" or even a "Good Shooter". Here at VODA, I’m more concerned with the inner workings of the Shooter. This is what it means and this is what it takes to be a VODA Client.