Picking a good instructor is critical to developing defensive skills quickly. This post explores how I go about finding and selecting a highly skilled instructor.
Gathered my thoughts and put together some pointed actionable suggestions for folks who are getting started with armed self defense. I cover guns, ammo, gear, and how to go about getting and staying good.
Here is my brief after action report on the Stop the Bleed course I recently attended. I urge everyone to look for and attend a course like this to start developing some basic, but critically important, first aid skills.
A not so brief after action report of Gabe White’s Pistol Shooting Solutions course – a high intensity advanced pistol handling course that I highly recommend.
Shooting quickly, carefully, and precisely is heavily dependent on a strong grip, a good sight picture and excellent trigger control. Assuming a good grip and sight picture, the secret sauce is found in trigger control.
One of the most important fundamentals of pistol shooting is sight alignment. A red dot sight (RDS) provides a lot of benefits but requires a different approach to sight alignment fundamentals. KR Training’s course addresses the RDS fundamentals.
Here is my rather lengthly after action report of the Combative Pistol course I recently attended. This class is a must for anyone who owns a gun for self defense. It will level you up and change the way you think about self defense.
Training how you fight is an idea I really like and can get behind. However, it’s not possible to always put it into practice during live fire at range sessions, training classes or competitive events.
With all the growth in gun ownership in the first half of 2020, I’ve seen several people encourage new gun owners to get professional training while others suggest it’s not necessary. I’m all for getting some training, the post explains why.
Making the most of a firearms training course isn’t rocket science. Just make sure to bring the required equipment. If possible, add a few extras to maximize comfort and avoid circumstances that could prevent the successful completion of the course.