View Poll Results: How many do additional training?
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July 27th, 2008 12:45 PM
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?
"The sword dose not cause the murder, and the maker of the sword dose not bear sin" Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac 11th century
July 27th, 2008 12:59 PM
NRA Basic Pistol
NRA Personal Protection inside the home
NRA Presonal Protection outside the home
NRA instructors certification for pistol
and I'm stocking up ammo to take a defensive carbine class in Sept
"If I was an extremist, our founding fathers would all be extremists," he said. "Without them, we wouldn't have our independence. We'd be a disarmed British system of feudal subjectivity."
July 27th, 2008 01:03 PM
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.
July 27th, 2008 01:04 PM
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.
Stay armed...get some training...stay safe!
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July 27th, 2008 02:35 PM
doing Frontsight this fall...for free!!!!
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July 27th, 2008 03:06 PM
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.
July 27th, 2008 07:10 PM
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."
"Being a predator isn't always comfortable but the only other option is to be prey. That is not an acceptable option." ~Phil Messina
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July 27th, 2008 07:51 PM
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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July 27th, 2008 09:59 PM
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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July 27th, 2008 10:44 PM
I trained for 22 years is the service. still like to train once in a while. to keep the sharp edge on...
July 27th, 2008 11:49 PM
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!
July 28th, 2008 01:15 AM
Basic, Advanced & Instructor in Defense & Control Tactics
Basic, Advanced & Instructor in Ground Fighting Tactics & Techniques
Basic, Advanced & Instructor in Control & Power Handcuffing Techniques
Basic & Advanced OC Spray & Counter Assault Course
Basic, Advanced & Instructor in Handgun/Long Gun Weapon Retention & Disarming Techniques
Basic & Advanced Combat Handgun Techniques
Basic & Advanced Combat Shotgun Techniques
SRT Tactical Medic Operators Course
Tactical Land Navigation
Regular Team Training with SRT team
Probably a few others I've forgotten.
Short list for future: LFI-1 & 2; Thunder Ranch.
Most of training came out of my own pocket... Makes me nauseous thinking of $$$ spent.
(worth every penny too!) Survival is Personal! How much are you willing to spend to learn how to survive, do it correctly and stay out of jail.
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
July 28th, 2008 01:51 AM
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.
July 28th, 2008 11:43 AM
I take stuff when I have a chance and as cash flow allows.
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"Sure, As long as the machines are workin' and you can call 911. But you take those things away, you throw people in the dark, and you scare the crap out of them; no more rules...You'll see how primitive they can get."
-The Mist (2007)
July 28th, 2008 12:12 PM
Practical Concealed Carry
Air Force Rifle (M-16) Course
Air Force Pistol Course
Air Force Shotgun Course
Some personal training from instructors at the range.
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