Omari Broussard, Chief Operating Officer of I.C.E. Training Company, is at an outdoor range in Phoenix, where it’s over 100 degrees F, talking about comfort in training. Of course this can mean comfort in relation to the weather, or to your gear.
It can also mean intellectual comfort. How comfortable are you with the information that you are receiving? With all the resources available today, there’s no reason to come to a class and have no idea what’s going on. You can stack the odds in your favor by doing some research on the internet, or if the instructor has written some material, get familiar with that before class.
On the Range
Once you come out to the range, whether for handgun training or any kind of firearms training, one thing that Omari finds helps students a lot is asking questions. This helps not only the students but also helps the instructor tailor the course to what the students are looking for.
Get your “why” questions answered. You should not leave at the conclusion of a course wondering “Why did we do this?” Or “What was that for?”
Evolution of Training
After 20 years in the military and experiencing how the U.S. military conducts training, and now ten years as a firearms instructor in the private sector, Omari has seen the evolution of training. His course material has evolved over time because of the “why” questions students have asked him.
Students asking “why” questions and having dialogue with instructors are two ways students can develop intellectual comfort in training. Then as you move forward, the confidence will be there and you can have a more interactive experience with your instructors.