At a recent training exercise I participated in, I spoke with an Albany County ADA, (retired), concerning use of a firearm. She highly suggested that one should keep a record, (proof of), any and all firearms related training courses. If the unfortunate event happened where you are involved in a firearms related investigation, proof of having training can be a big asset, (she also suggested you give such material to your own lawyer, and not the investigators). She also said that taking repetitive course such as basic firearms handling and safety will show your dedication to safety and is a positive attribute particularly in a civil suit.

I usually take at least one or two live fire courses annually and every few years attend a basic handgun course. I hope and pray I never have to use that knowledge.

You can always teach an old dog new tricks.