A gun for every occasion ???
I have a number of pistols and revolvers.
I only carry my G-26.
I have carried it for many years, every day.
I have shot many thousands of rounds through it in IDPA, GSSF, formal training, range practice ...
I've practiced malfunction drills.
I've drawn it several times a day (practice) everyday for years.
That gun is like a part of my body, it's operation is a reflex.
That level of automatism took a lot of time ... and money.
When I see people here who carry different guns depending how they are dressed, or the season, or going to work,or other external circumstances, I really wonder how they can get the training with each of the guns especially considering the many different systems, SA, DA, DAO, manual safety, decocker, carrying sometimes in condition 3 and sometimes in condition 1.
As a pilot, I have to get recurrent training every year; we don't train to fly the airplane, we are supposed to know that :wink:
We train for emergencies and it can get your adrenaline going !!!
During this training we perform actions useless on this model of aircraft, but mandatory in others, for the sake of consistency.
If I ever have to use my gun (I sure hope I never will) it will be quite probably in a very critical situation, maybe already wounded or about to be, and the last thing I want is to have to "think" about the operation of the gun. I will have many other things going through my head - hopefully not lead :image035:
As I am getting older, and the Glock is getting heavier :wink: I thought a few times of getting something lighter, slimmer, shorter.
And I have always refused to give up the training I have with the G-26, like if my life depended on it --- and it might.
I have been in a few violent confrontations in my life, not to the point of having to shoot, and also in a few emergencies, and I can assure you that what you learned is true:
your thinking process is distorted for a few minutes,
your fine motor skills don't work that well,
tunnel vision, I've not experienced it,
the surge of adrenaline makes you shake ...
Not a good time to think you have the Glock and you happen to have the 1911 with the safety engaged :wave: :wave:
Your feedback, please !