This week I attended "class II (non-firing)" black powder training. It was really fun and quite informative.
With the upcoming sesquicentennial observations, service-wide, the number of living history opportunities will be greatly increased. To that end, I requested this training so's I could be a little more handy to the park.
Park Ranger John Reid, the historic firearms maven from Manassas organized this short course to familiarize about twelve participants from area NPS facilities in the history, technology and safe-handling of blackpowder firearms.