Another daily feature of the camp was the guns….yup, guns. This is Texas, after all. The necessary physical breaks required during the day were addressed with the same expert instruction as the motorcycle skills. The head shooting instructor for our group had an incredible firearms background, including stints in Presidential Security under Reagan, military and law enforcement. The weapons ranged from pistols, rifles, shotguns, all the way up to an incredible 50 caliber rifle that looked like something out of the game Call of Duty. The gun experience culminated with a 5-gun timed competition, and this Halloween edition of the boot camp had us shooting in costume. I am not a gun person at all but I was both entertained and grateful that I learned about guns, shooting, and honestly, about gun policy and life in the military. (Colin hosts military veterans free of charge through a program called Race for The Wounded.) As divisive as gun policy seems to be, every single camper visibly enjoyed these distractions from the motorcycles.