Today was the first day of live fire range time for my ROTC class. Today we shot .22 pistols. Ruger Mk2. A few things: 1. Eye/Ear protection was limited to about 10 or so people. Good thing I brought my own. 2. I became concerned when our instructor, a MSG, started loading cartridges into the magazine...backwards. 3. He had no control of the range. Well, that is too harsh. He had control of the two people in front of him at any one time. This one kid kept moving the barrel away from down range and almost swept the person next to him a few times. 4. People would get a misfire and the MSG would tell them to eject the round and put it back in and try again. I watched him try this about four times before he gave up. 5. He gave people no direction on how to hold the weapon other than 'don't get your hand pinched when the slide comes back'. It was hard to watch people hold the barrel like they were trying to hold a rifle. One positive is that there is a a guy in the class with a GFL, and also a cop that commutes to school, so we had at least a few people who knew a thing or two about firearms.