In my job I spend most of my time on-boarding new people and teaching them how our systems and procedures and such work and getting them trained on the technology. The bulk of people that come through come in from non-permissive countries where firearms ownership by us plebs is generally a fairy tale. India (almost zero real legal civilian firearms), Ireland, France, England, Scottland, and Canada have some really great people in them but those people have usually no exposure to guns whatsoever. Like never even felt one. The latest batches went out with me a few days ago and yesterday. I didn't get pictures from yesterday but I did from the previous one. We took my 9mm Helwan Brigadier, a .22lr MKIII, a Dan Wesson 15 .357, a Glock 21 and one of my .45ACP chambered Mausers. Started them all off on the .22, went 9mm, then .38spl, then .45acp, then .357mag and finished up with some of my wildcat .45Cinderblock rounds (.460rowland cut to .888 w/ 185gr JHP loaded to 2080fps). One of the guys was actually an IDPA shooter and showed his stuff well. The tall dark-bearded guy is my spotter, The Disco Tripper. Everyone else was newb. Yours truly: The .45Cinderblock Mauser Our IDPA shooter with a group from my G21 from 15m We started our lone lady shooter with a Ruger MKIII Target Competition. She seemed to take well to that. Then we cranked it up a notch every few minutes. The face of a Scottish woman who's never touched a gun before that day just after touching off 4x .38spl 130gr and 2x .357 110gr. Later she jumped in and shot 2 full cylinders of .357 and a full mag (13rounds) of my defense load .45acp (185gr JHP 1120fps) Yours truly demonstrating proper pistol shooting technique with my 9mm Shooting the Mauser. This thing turns heads for how weird it looks and then again when they hear the report and feel the concussion. The Disco Tripper having just shot a pistol after almost a year of shooting everything else but pistols. Ammo selection for the day, mins the Cinderblock loads, they just look like JHP .45's anyway. Mr IDPA after playing with the Cinderblock Mauser Our Scottish lady touching off a 110gr .357mag Winchester Westerner load from a .4" Dan Wesson with a .003" cylinder gap. You can see the sparks shooting out the side. This was clipped from a video frame. The only one we could get to come out with the monstrous fireball these loads make. The old girl has sure seen some rounds today. Just look at that muzzle! Jimmie's a little stunned after shooting the Cinderblock rifle. Didn't think you could get that much snot into a case that small. At the end of the day we'd burned about 250 rounds of centerfire ammo and a similar amount of rimfire. I didn't really change any minds that day but I'm sure I made understandable to our Lady shooter that just because the country is full of guns doesn't mean it's full of nutters. She's still against private ownership but at least understands that we can have it and still be a country of civility and law. Mission accomplished.