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    Thumbs up TV Show: The Academy

    Pretty good show on Fox Reality called "The Academy" is on right now. Tonight the LA County Sheriff's Academy is trying to teach new recruits to shoot, many of whom have apparently never held a gun before.

    One of them was hyperventilating shooting at paper targets, one pointed at the hammer when asked where the rear sight was, and pointed his gun at another recruit

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    Quote Originally Posted by TXCharlie View Post
    One of them was hyperventilating shooting at paper targets, one pointed at the hammer when asked where the rear sight was, and pointed his gun at another recruit
    Good show.
    Oddly enough I have seen many recruits that never shot a gun before do rather well at the range. I assume they don't bring bad habits in with them.
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    I am watching it right now. Love it...and reassures me that I made no mistake by going a different direction lol
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    If i cant watch it when it comes on...I DVR it. I like it alot too!
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    Definitely an entertaining show. I feel bad for the recruits who do poorly in the academy because the whole country as able to know about it!
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    I saw every episode of last season (355) and DVR every week this one too.

    If my agency had our own academy I would be a DI in a second.

    I like the episode before last- best quote ever.

    Miley asked the recruit who screwed up while trying to give the class drill commands if she knew where she screwed up. She replied no and he said "it was when you called 800-BEADEPUTY and agreed to take the test thinking you can do this job"

    ROFL. instant classic.
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    Looks like I've been missing a lot!

    Hopefully they'll re-run some of last season too.

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    Awesome reality show.

    I DVR it, and then catch up on them when i get time.
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    I do not get this channel but if you go to their website, you can watch all of season one and up to current on season two for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by campuscop View Post
    I do not get this channel but if you go to their website, you can watch all of season one and up to current on season two for free.
    I like the show too.. cool I didn't know that about seeing it online.

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    I love the show, too. It reminds me of when I was an academy instructor, myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cidp24 View Post
    I assume they don't bring bad habits in with them.
    I think it is taken as a given that people with no shooting experience often do well when taught properly for just that reason.

    I also hear that women learn better and faster than men a lot of the time, because men go in with preconceived notions that they can do it and damn being instructed how, while women will go in with an "I want to learn," attitude.

    That certainly varies by individual, but when you consider the old "joke" about how men don't read instructions...it makes sense.
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    Great show... got it on dvr.

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    I watched it while I was going through the academy and it helped keep me motivated... Why I don't know. I still watch it though and this season makes me have flashbacks.

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    I don't like many reality shows, but this is one i definately put on the DVR. Is it just me, or is this class nothing but retards? I haven't watched any of the previous seasons, so I can't compare classes, or what issues Fox fixates on. You know how they sometimes make piddly B.S. look worse than it is.
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    I watched an episode or 2 last year? maybe
    I watched the 2nd half of yesterdays episode where they got to dress in uniform, what a nightmare
    Im gonna DVR it and use it as inspiration on my 45 minute treadmill activities
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    It's definitely looking like they have a few more recruits that need special attention than last season. But it looks like Turner, who got separated from 355, might actually make it.
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