Without failure in training, you never know what your limits are and you may miss subtle deficiencies in your skill performance. “Failure” isn’t always a bad thing; when you are pushing yourself to the edge of your skill level, you often find motivation to perform at a higher level. If nothing else, reaching failure in training can also help you learn about your limits and make you appropriately confident. In this video, Gander Mountain Academy Instructor Nick Smith discusses this aspect of training with Rob Pincus.
Student alert! If your defensive firearms instructor is not giving you an integrated system of firearm manipulation techniques but rather a set of unconnected techniques that don't integrate well together, don't reinforce each other, and don't contribute to your efficiency by being consistent with one another, you need to challenge those techniques.Watch Now >>
Rob Pincus is with Chuck Usina at the Ancient City Shooting Range in St. Augustine, Florida to talk about how range owners can find good firearm instructors to teach courses. Chuck advises doing research on what the firearm instructors teach, checking to make sure they have positive feedback, and actually talking to former students. Don’tWatch Now >>