The guest speaker at the Upstate S.C. Chapter of Sisters in Crime meeting on Thursday, November 1, will be Joe Wleklinski. Joe will discuss various types of firearms from 22s to 45s, from revolvers to semi-automatics. He'll talk about the parts of a gun, the types of safeties on various weapons, and what makes them go bang. He'll tell us what affect a person could expect from being shot with various calibers and types of bullets, where a person can carry a weapon with and without a concealed carry permit, and when a shooting is generally considered justified.
The monthly meeting is set for Thursday, November 1, starting at 6:15 p.m. for dinner and informal conversation with Joe. The place is The Runway Café, 21 Airport Rd, Greenville, S.C. Joe's talk will begin at 7 p.m. Both the dinner and the meeting are open to the public.
Please note that The Runway Café prefers our group’s dinner orders to be emailed in advance to speed service. To see our group's special menu and how to place an order, click on the Advance Order Menu tab at right. Dinner orders need to be placed by the day of the meeting. If you place an order and do not attend or cancel by , you will be charged for the meal.
Joe supports his family as a computer hardware consultant. In his spare time he is a certified NRA instructor, SLED certified concealed weapons instructor, a combat/SWAT instructor of the Steve Matoon (god father of SWAT training) training, a Glock Amour, and a gun smith.
He is a Reserve Sr. Deputy Sheriff with Richland County Sheriff Department, and a Sergeant First Class of the South Carolina State Guard. For the last four years, he's been an investigator for the Inspector General Office, and he's spent the last seven years in the Provost Marshalls Office. He's been trained as an Executive Protection Operator, and Military Police Officer.
If that wasn't enough, his hobbies are photography and training women how to defend themselves.
Our president, Howard Lewis, has taken one of Joe's classes, and assures us we will all walk away with a better understanding of firearms and the mistakes most of us make when writing about guns. If there is enough interest, Joe has a offered to host a short class at his place on gun safety and then allowing whoever wants to shoot a variety of weapons. There will have to be a small charge for whatever ammo we shoot up, but where else could we get this experience.