Monday, June 17, 2013

Speaking of Training...

We talked about training on last week's Squirrel Report, in light of some recent training courses that left folks feeling, well, less-than-excited about attending a class. I stand by my assessment of Combat Focus Shooting, though, as a great intro to defensive handgun training.

I wrote an article about my experience getting ready for my very first training class at Shooting Illustrated.

It's centered more on the process of getting ready to take the class - any class, really - and the apprehensions and misgivings that I had going into taking a class of any kind before I actually got there. In a nutshell (although you really should go read the article; I'm especially proud of this one), don't let your fears hold you back - while, yes, you might turn out to be "that guy" after all, you also might not - and you may very well learn something.

Thanks again to the guys at Down Range Firearms Training for putting on an excellent class!

That is all.


Dave H said...

I just had a conversation with my son last weekend about those kind of apprehensions. We registered him for college last Friday and he was worried because he doesn't know much about the subjects he'll be studying. I told him if he knew them already, he wouldn't need to go to college.

Also, anyone who teaches has to be prepared for their new students' lack of knowledge. If they're not, they're crappy teachers and should be avoided.

Anonymous said...

It won't make you safer by just owning a firearm. You have to know how to use it safely and effectively. So better train first before you own/use one for anything. Learning specifically about using a firearm for personal defense is always best.

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