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Thanks for writing this!
Firearms instructors are periodically asked the question “Why should I take training?” The answer often comes in the form of a list of skills that are taught or the reasoning behind using a certain technique. However, these do not address the underlying fundamental reasons for taking firearms training at all.
- You don’t know what you don’t know.
- Much of what you know is wrong.
- It’s good to have some of the answers to the test before taking it.
These issues relate to both technical competency with using a firearm (gun safety and marksmanship) and the ability to use the firearm correctly in a personal protection situation (legal and tactical).
You don’t know what you don’t know.
Shooters who only take their gun to an indoor range once a year “to sight it in” generally have a highly ‘cocooned’ knowledge of firearms. They know how to operate a firearm in a…
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I completely agree, and think most gun owners don’t read the manual or learn the mechanics of their gun.
This is the second installment of my Negative Outcomes series. I’ve already been taken to task for commenting about imprecise language and I understand where he’s coming from. The fact of the matter is, however, that we, in the instructional community, take a lot of our subject matter knowledge for granted.
Frequently, I hear comments to the effect that NRA courses go too much into depth about things like the individual components of ammunition, etc. I disagree with that completely. The influx of new gunowners requires that we educate them thoroughly. Many of the new owners have never operated any hand held device more complicated than an electric toothbrush.
As I commented to a student last night, I previously had a student in a class who was using a Sig pistol. He had owned and been shooting it regularly for almost two years. When I told him to ‘decock,’ he…
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TALKING TO YOURSELF
WE ALL KNOW THAT WE FIGHT like we train.
But do we really train effectively? Think about your last session at the range. First of all, let’s hope it was recent enough that you remember it. Next, did you simply just load up a few magazines and put a few rounds downrange as you focused on the front sight and worked the single- action trigger pull? That is shooting and while we need a foundation in marksmanship, that is not training.
Did you draw from concealment, racing against a timer to add some stress? That’s better, but think about what you are doing. You could be imprinting a training scar in your efforts to improve your skills. You are teaching yourself to draw and shoot; draw and shoot; draw and shoot. Good skills, yes, but that is not the correct sequence for a deadly force encounter. Here is the sequence you should engrain in your…
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Great information thanks!
The garters run large. Love the colors though.
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Gun enthusiasts Alison Scutte and Darlene Cahill were surprised at the limited number of conceal carry options available for women. They decided to team up and make a tactical conceal line that would work with women’s wardrobe. After brainstorming, they came up with the Classic Corset, Classic Hip Hugger and Classic Garter.
They sold their first Hip Hugger in July of 2013, and the line’s popularity continues to grow as women discover that conceal carry can be effortless and beautiful.
In late fall, the Big SheBang! was designed to satisfy the requests from the growing number of larger hand gun owners, followed by the unisex Sport Belt in March of 2014. Can Can Concealment products are designed and hand sewn in the USA. They are the only holsters…
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