How Many have taken additional training?

How Many have taken additional training?

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  • I have a personal trainer almost daily

    3 1.99%
  • Every chance I get

    55 36.42%
  • Once or Twice a year

    37 24.50%
  • I've taken one

    17 11.26%
  • Just at the range

    17 11.26%
  • I will someday

    12 7.95%
  • Who needs it I'm BATMAN

    10 6.62%
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    Question How Many have taken additional training?

    I just finished up with weekend training session on how to neutralize disarm, and not get shot or stabbed by an BG, I have managed to take at least on additional hands on course each year now for as long as I have been carrying.

    Yes I know it is an added expense in todays world of over priced stuff but how much is your loved ones and your life worth to you? SHTF can happen any time you walk out the door, N I was curious as to how many of us make the effort to get an edge?
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    I've taken
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    and I'm stocking up ammo to take a defensive carbine class in Sept
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    I will someday. You're right about the affordability though. Good scenario discussions here that get one to thinking and reassessing what they already do or think they know. I'll continue my night time/house clearing exercises, my range time, and maintenance on myself and chosen armaments. Any extra resources are going for ammo now. If it weren't for that I wouldn't be practicing.

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    I've taken several 'multi-day' courses over a period of 5 years...soon to take a couple more...not a lot, but certainly important to this old dog.

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    Am I the only Batman around here?

    Seriously though, I learn a lot about disarming and hand to hand at work - not to mention shooting. So for me, its not very high up on the list. I'm confident enough with the skills I have to not be worrying about getting more training. I know it would be good to, and I probably will someday - maybe if I win the lottery.

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    I'm a training junkie...guns, knives, empty-hand...I'm addicted.

    There is no such thing as "enough training." I heard a quote once that went something like: "In a fight, there are four factors that will determine the outcome: your luck, your skill, his luck, and his skill. You can only influence one of those factors."
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    My perspective is the more close combat training you have that doesn't involve a handgun, the better. Having a gun is a great asset in personal defense, but you can get in a lot of trouble if you expose it and then realize it was the wrong decision. Having good hand to hand combat training to give you that extra second or two so you can assess if you need to draw your weapon is essential. A gun is not the be-all-end-all of personal defense solutions. JMHO
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenpoTex View Post
    I'm a training junkie...guns, knives, empty-hand...I'm addicted.

    There is no such thing as "enough training." I heard a quote once that went something like: "In a fight, there are four factors that will determine the outcome: your luck, your skill, his luck, and his skill. You can only influence one of those factors."
    agreed, I train every chance I get, handgun, rifle, shotgun, unarmed/H2H, watching training videos, reading books.......training is for the mind and body
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    I trained for 22 years is the service. still like to train once in a while. to keep the sharp edge on...

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    I've trained with ten or so of the best known firearms instructors over the years and I can truthfully say that I've learned something worthwhile from each and everyone of them!

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    I try to take at least two, week-long courses a year; courses that are beyond those required to maintain current certifications (taser, baton, OC, etc...).

    As an instructor myself, I feel that attending courses is very important to keeping the skills sharp and to learn different techniques and teaching methods.

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    I take stuff when I have a chance and as cash flow allows.
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