This was not my first rifle class at Front Sight, but the rifles I brought before (308's) were too much gun for me, too heavy to really train well.
This time I brought my new M4 carbine, and "AR" type weapon. What a difference! Among rifles, the AR must be a "great equalizer." High-powered yet very light and very little recoil. Just about anyone could shoot it, regardless of build.
No, I did not "graduate" (pass the skills test), and if my experience with the handgun courses is any indication that may take me awhile, but i learned enough basic handling to feel comfortable with the weapon. Plus, I had great FUN training with it.
I always wondered why California allowed the M1A yet sought to ban these AR's. Now I understand. The Left wants to frustrate militia training, and this platform makes training fun for everyone.
The M1A will be locked up until I am more like Schwarzenegger (pectorally, not politically).