This is a discussion on Training: Good or bad? within the Defensive Carry & Tactical Training forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Three of us hit the range yesterday midday, worked almost three hours challenging each other with courses of fire in our bay. Maybe two hundred ...
I carry concealed an I am in favor of firearms training.
I carry concealed and I am against firearms training
I carry openly and I am in favor of firearms training.
I carry openly and I am against firearms training.
Three of us hit the range yesterday midday, worked almost three hours challenging each other with courses of fire in our bay. Maybe two hundred rounds max for each of us. Knocked down steel, punched holes in IDPA targets and NRA targets. A little posting up and shooting, a lot of movement while shooting. We followed a maxim you've all heard, "don't just practice what you like to do". It was fun overall and totally challenging. If only we would take time to do it more often.
I tried out my G19-4 and G17-2 with some recent mods. New spring each for trigger and striker from Ghost made the trigger much lighter. Took a little practice "finding the trigger" and it felt great after just a few rounds. Perhaps predictably, the striker spring can be made too light for some primers. I had no problems with the CCI primers in the reloads we were shooting, but one of the factory loads I was shooting failed A LOT. Practicing let me retune the springs until I had it the way I wanted.
This was the first good practice since my Glock class in October. Good news is, my range time showed I've improved a lot with what I got from the two-day class. Big questions is, what's the next training? 'Course, that depends upon my goals. I'll have to work on those.
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Besides dry-fire practice, I think well-planned trigger time is a good pathway for improving my shooting. Loading the mags the day before helps me concentrate at the range on deliberate trigger-time activities. I donít see loading mags as one of those ďessentialĒ skills Iíll try to improve on.
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Wife and I did practice today, as we have committed to every week.
She worked on what she had learned last week, drawing from her purse and shooting with movement.
She was taking too much time from the draw to rounds on target, so I took off the upper of the gun and gave her the lower for safety reasons, and I became the target.
First time she went thru it, I charged her and had her by the throat by the time she cleared the purse. This really woke her up.
Second time, I took her to the ground.
By the third, fourth and fifth runs, she was learning and moving, while being able to present the lower receiver on me a lot quicker, before I made contact. This really made it real to her, and kicked in the sense of urgency. I reassembled her gun, and she improved greatly.
I did three drawing and shooting on the move with the 1911, and finished the last 4 with drawing and shooting at 10 yards.
We did not fire anymore than 21 rounds altogether, but they were highly productive and with a purpose.
Next week is learning to use a flashlight as a defensive tool in low to no light, with no shooting. Then the next outing we will put it all together.
" Blessed is that man, who when facing death, thinks only of his front sight.Ē
ď Looking around doesnít cost you anything; and itís a healthy habitĒ
Most of the training I've had came from my father, but it was military based. Dad was Air Force Security Forces during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Or, as he put it, when Casto got a wild hair up his rear end (paraphrasing for politeness). Those skills were honed while I was in the Army. I did get a bit of training there, however, bringing to mind this:
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Only whether you think people are better off with or without training.
I think that perhaps I am missing the seemingly elusive point of this thread. Certainly we are not realisticly posing this question as it is written. There is some sort of hidden meaning.. right?
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Everyone who carries a weapon should voluntarily get organized training specific to that weapon, as well as generalized shooting training. And, they should train w/ it on a regular basis.
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I don't train to fight some street urchin, I train to fight the evil version of myself, and that person scares me, because I know the time I put into my training on how to beat him.