Links to some of the best reading on the web. If you have some free time, check them out this weekend.
Have you ever asked yourself the question “Why do you train?” The Tactical Professor explores the issue here:
“The value of training is to make you think and perform outside of the cocoon that most gunowners are in, the same way real life frequently does. It’s not so much that we instructors have all the answers, because we don’t. However, most of us have a good idea of the questions to ask and that’s a strong start.”
Pithy sayings aside, slow is NOT fast.
When I was the full time training officer at the PD, one of the most frustrating things I had to regularly do was teach and re-teach officers how to field strip their AR-15 rifles. My officers with military experience never had any problems, but it was a huge sticking point for those who only shot and cleaned their rifles a couple times a year. Perhaps I was going about it the wrong way. I should have just put this video on the big screen and let the officers follow along. I think the results might have been a bit better.
For my police readers…
A lot of gun owners/cops/soldiers have these types of dreams on a regular basis. In my experience, they are your brain’s way of telling you that you don’t feel comfortable with your skills or equipment. Whenever I get one of these dreams, I go to the range and train the next day. The dreams go away.
Some very high quality information in this article.
Frank Proctor talks about why the 50 meter zero is a good choice for an AR-15 rifle and how to quickly achieve it on a 10 meter range.
Some good tips for those of you who carry a gun in your pocket. Caleb at Gun Nuts Media shares his tips for pocket carry as well.