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I am SO Under-Trained... This Video is a Life-Changer

KASHIRA-3

Elite
This type of scenario should probably not be something that a gun-toter hasn't considered or come to terms with. That said, personal grit, nerve, detecting the danger within a reasonable time and coming to terms with exactly what a person is willing to do in order to protect themselves is probably going to be more critical than absolute shooting skill. Sure, a person need not be bumbling ( thats for sure) and a person should train and maintain a reasonable level of shooting proficiency. I agree that people are not trying to be slower or less accurate but shooting skill and "fighting with a gun" are often different things. I am simply a proponent of keeping all those issues within proper perspective. Knowing how to size up a situation, having a good idea of what to do first, understanding how best to exploit conditions in your favor and making the first couple of decisions at the onset of a conflict, ( good ones) can certainly be a game changer.

Plenty of people are a good enough shot to get things done but in many instances, many of those same type of people are conflicted about what to do and what they are actually willing to do in an armed confrontation. Moral dilemma, ethical dilemma, legal dilemma, confidence dilemma, psychological dilemma, emotional dilemma, skills dilemma. I think that all those things may need to be sorted out and put away before a person can effectively address or face down evil doers. Perhaps some people square those things away innately or perhaps easily, quickly naturally but I am sure that many do not. Sometimes it takes a little honest and purposeful introspection. Shooting skill might actually be the easy part when considering all the boxes that likely need checking in order to be a competent defender.
 

KASHIRA-3

Elite
There is no such thing as too much training.
perhaps not but training cannot be boundless for most people. If that is the case, it is rather important to curtail a persons training to what is deemed to be most practical and beneficial. Sadly, many people tend to narrowly focus on what aspects they like, are entertained by or are good at. They focus on "the fun stuff" and neglect the things that could easily offer them more effective or realistic defender capabilities.
 

JohnHimes

Operator
perhaps not but training cannot be boundless for most people. If that is the case, it is rather important to curtail a persons training to what is deemed to be most practical and beneficial. Sadly, many people tend to narrowly focus on what aspects they like, are entertained by or are good at. They focus on "the fun stuff" and neglect the things that could easily offer them more effective or realistic defender capabilities.
Each training session must be focused on some aspect of developing the skills needed to protect self and family. Only doing what you are "good" at defeats the purpose of training. Folks should also practice those tasks that are most difficult for them. The goal is to maintain strengths and reduce weaknesses. Practice does not make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.
 
You know, what's been left out of this story?

Immediately after the shooting, BJ got in his Porsche (which had a flat from the shootout), drove home balls out, with rim sparking all over the street from the flat. He didn't call the authorities until he got home.
 
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