"This is the first time we've ever done one of these," said Costa. "Since Ranger Point Precision does a lot within the industry in regards to accessories for the lever gun, now we have this new unique-looking gun, which is really an old gun, and I think people are just getting excited about it."
Costa, who is a well-known firearms instructor, usually does classes spanning days. This was a condensed class designed to introduce the group to using the lever gun in a tactical manner.
"I'm actually going to learn how to operate one today because I haven't shot one of these since I was a kid playing cowboys and Indians," said TJ Kirgen, one of the students in Costa's class.
Themanspot, Vaughn NeVille, also attended the class. "This gun pretty much won the West," said NeVille. "Why we're not teaching this in schools is beyond my mind."
The class went well even for shooters far more accustomed to newer rifles. Everyone learned that the lever gun is very capable when it comes to tactical applications. "At the end of the day, it's just a badass fun gun to learn how to run," said Costa. It might be an older design, but the good ol' lever gun can still sling lead at an operator level with the right training, and it has a feel and function that make it incredibly enjoyable to shoot regardless of what century you are living in.
A big thank you to Ranger Point Precision for making this event happen. Check out the video we put together of the event. Guns.com is very excited to see where the future of lever guns leads. Keep your eyes peeled for a tactical training class for lever guns coming soon to a range near you and feel free to shop Guns.com for all of your lever-action needs.