Cold weather is arriving. This means extra clothes and for some, gloves. The good news is that it’s easier to conceal your handgun. The bad news is that it can be more difficult to get to if you need it. Practice accessing, drawing, and shooting your handgun in your winter clothes and gloves. You will find it is much different than drawing and firing in
Times are getting interesting…and a bit chaotic in some places. Are you ready for what you might encounter? Here’s an interesting article by Terry Nelson, a firearms instructor in Carlsbad, who has some thoughts on the subject. Think about what he says…it is well worth considering. Are you Ready? https://www.outdoorhub.com/stories/2020/11/04/are-you-ready/ Thanks to Terry for letting me pass this on to you.
Get some realistic defensive shooting training! Then practice the skills you learn! Taking an occasional class isn’t enough. These skills are perishable…you must practice to maintain them.
“The trained man (or woman) wins!” I don’t remember where I first saw that, but it is something to think about. If you don’t train, how will you know what to do in a life and death confrontation? You might come up with a solution, but you’ll be behind the curve of the one who is trained. Remember the OODA Loop (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act)?
I managed to break my ankle while hiking. This has been an ‘interesting ‘ experience. Fortunately, I have friends who are willing to take me to the range occasionally and put up with me shooting from a wheelchair. And speaking of wheelchairs, I have had a number of students who are in wheelchairs. Being in one myself for this little while has taught me a lot
When was the last time you shot the handgun you carry? A lot of folks, if they shoot at all, tend to shoot something other than the gun they carry. You need to practice with the gun you carry! You should be very familiar with your carry gun, know the trigger, be comfortable with the sights, and be able to clear a malfunction quickly. Shoot