I had the same feeling when I took the class. Some of the older folks had a legitimate concern for their safety but in my humble opinion they had no business handling a pistol at the age of 80(+). I helped the instructor at the range and I had to physically control the careless motions of several persons that came to the shooting range.
One good thing about the instructor, he did not pass some, telling them they had to get more experience and he give them a time frame to be in compliance with safety procedures and ability to fire the pistol accurately enough to pass.
He is very aware of the possible backlash of a law suit if he passes someone that did not meet the actual requirements of the course. I have also seen him return their money and just tell them, NO WAY! :thumb: