When members of the public choose to invest their time, effort, and energy to attend training, they usually research the instructor and/or the class. They give due diligence, prepare, and possibly have some expectations of the results the training will produce. Eventually they enter into a contract with the instructor. That contract is spoken or
I like to participate in shooting competitions, as do a lot of shooters who own and carry guns for personal defense but are also shooting hobbyists. As I’ve written before, I believe that competitions are great ways to meet other shooters and have a good time shooting your gun. They also help you fine tune
If we decide to take on the responsibility of being our family’s first responder, a serious training regimen becomes a necessity; a lifestyle choice. Considering how the brain retains information, the body masters skills, and the fact that time, budget, day jobs, and environmental factors are difficult to negotiate, a well-balanced diet of training can
As a student of self-defense, I have taken literally hundreds of hours of self-defense training courses spanning the broad spectrum of self-defense learning. Unarmed courses, armed courses, different types of weapon courses, decision-making courses, driving courses, instructor-level courses, and many more have been part of my quest, if I can borrow a phrase from my
This article covers the reasons you shouldn’t look at your gun while working on it, period. This includes loading, unloading, and clearing malfunctions.
“Gun-free zones” are a part of life for just about everyone I know.
You’ve got a gun? There goes the neighborhood!
Two other areas of focus for those committed to personal defense preparedness: gear upgrades and emergency driving.
Car enthusiasts generally have a relentless pursuit of horsepower. But the pursuit triggers what sports car engineers refer to as the devil’s cycle, where bigger engines make a car heavier, and thus slower, by virtue of power-to-weight ratio. While hobbyists with time and money enjoy the pros and cons of tuning a car for maximal
A sound training program relies on very basic principles.