Realistic Training Scenarios
I am going to be helping in the setting of Courses of Fire at my range shoots. After looking at the traditional types (El Presidente, etc.) and others recommended by IDPA and IPSC, etc. I started thinking about how people like to criticize the competitive shooting sports as being "Only Games", "Not Realistic", etc. I completely agree and completely disagree with this type of thinking b/c the so called shooting games teach much as long as you know the difference between good defensive habits and gaming-only habits.
My point is that I have decided to start keeping a notebook with me and write down all of the places in my town that could be places of vulnerability and go to these spots and create scenarios at each place that we all frequent and then reproduce these at the range with names like "Psycho at Starbucks", "Alley Parking at Albertsons", "Public Bathroom", "Unloading Groceries","Garage Attak", etc. I will weave these into fundamental Courses of Fire.
What are your thoughts?
ps for those in Wyoming I'll set up a Course of Fire called "Broke Back Mountain" (shooting from retention position while reclined in a tent!)