Rob Pincus discusses how “dry repetitions” can create over-confidence or even complacency in regard to safety when performing new skills with live fire training. There is a healthy amount of anxiety and respect for difficulty that enhances a student’s ability to perform a skill safely and encourages them to pay very close attention to what they are doing. While there is a time and place for dry repetitions, doing them under the assumption that the student will always be safer afterwards could be a recipe for disaster. If students aren’t ready to perform more advanced skills with a live firearm from live fire training, it may be better to let them work on more fundamental skills for more time than to have them pseudo-perform the skill and develop a false confidence.
Finding a range that allows realistic practice opportunities isn’t always easy. Rob Pincus discusses finding a quality range with the owner of Ancient City Shooting Range, Chuck Usina. Most ranges have very restrictive fundamental rules in regard to what type of shooting can be done. Look for ranges that already host defensive training or dynamicWatch Now >>