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Patti Hatfield loads a clip in preparation for shooting at a half-sized target Saturday while taking her first official gun course with Mike Christoff of Mobile Tactics on Marco Island.  Christoff has seen a dramatic increase in the number of people buying and taking courses in how to own and operate a gun, taking full responsibility for gun ownership as he calls it.  Concealed permit class enrollment is also up.

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Patti Hatfield loads a clip in preparation for shooting at a half-sized target Saturday while taking her first official gun course with Mike Christoff of Mobile Tactics on Marco Island. Christoff has seen a dramatic increase in the number of people buying and taking courses in how to own and operate a gun, taking full responsibility for gun ownership as he calls it. Concealed permit class enrollment is also up.

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  • Mike Christoff, background right, of Mobile Tactics on Marco Island has seen a dramatic increase in the number of people buying and taking courses in how to own and operate a gun, including first time shooter Kathy Avery, background center, who came with her nephew Adam Hatfield, 15, foreground left.
  • Mike Christoff Mobile Tactics on Marco Island, right, looks over the shoulder of Patti Hatfield, foreground, and her sister Kathy Avery, background, while they shoot at a target during a gun training course on Saturday.   Christoff has seen a dramatic increase in the number of people buying and taking courses in how to own and operate a gun.
  • Patti Hatfield fires a gun at a half-sized target Saturday while taking her first official gun course with Mike Christoff of Mobile Tactics on Marco Island.  Christoff has seen a dramatic increase in the number of people buying and taking courses in how to own and operate a gun, taking full responsibility for gun ownership as he calls it.  Concealed permit class enrollment is also up.
  • Patti Hatfield loads a clip in preparation for shooting at a half-sized target Saturday while taking her first official gun course with Mike Christoff of Mobile Tactics on Marco Island.  Christoff has seen a dramatic increase in the number of people buying and taking courses in how to own and operate a gun, taking full responsibility for gun ownership as he calls it.  Concealed permit class enrollment is also up.
  • Mike Christoff of Mobile Tactics on Marco Island writes on a student's target Saturday after completing her first class under his guidance.  Christoff has seen a dramatic increase in the number of people buying and taking courses in how to own and operate a gun.
  • Mike Christoff, left, of Mobile Tactics on Marco Island has seen a dramatic increase in the number of people buying and taking courses in how to own and operate a gun.  It's a family affair for Kathy Avery, center, who holds her target up after completing her first course Saturday with her sister Patti Hatfield, center right, daughter Christine Avery, right and nephew Adam Hatfield, 15, far right.  'My husband owns several guns and I thought, what if he's gone?  If the situation were to ever happen, you'd be prepared,' said Avery.
  • Mike Christoff Mobile Tactics on Marco Island, center, goes over technique with Patti Hatfield, right, Saturday, where she and several other family members, including niece Christine Avery, background left, enrolled for a gun training course.  Christoff has seen a dramatic increase in the number of people buying and taking courses in how to own and operate a gun.

Mike Christoff of Mobile Tactics on Marco Island has seen a dramatic increase in the number of people buying and taking courses in how to own and operate a gun, taking full responsibility for gun ownership as he calls it.

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