A quick post expressing my personal feelings regarding firearms instruction, an “instructors” responsibility and efforts to stay proficient via training and practice.
TRAINING & PRACTICE: Practical Pistol Skills 1, Marietta NY. I won't ask you to do something I won't do myself. It's important to me that I demo each drill in front of everyone and sometimes actively participate in the class alongside the clients. It's important that clients see me doing what I expect them to do, to lead by example. This is also an opportunity for me to get some practice in. Due to my schedule I don't get to the range to practice as often as I'd like so I rely heavily on dry-fire at-home and while traveling. Shooting in classes tells me where I'm at. Every round, every execution of a mechanical skill has purpose and meaning, it tells me something. It doesn't matter to me what I used to be able to do or what I did yesterday, what matters is what I can do today or tomorrow. I make mistakes sometimes and that's a good thing. Training and practice is where we CAN and should get it wrong. It's through repeated training & practice that we learn, develop and maintain a consistent, repeatable and on demand level of skill so if the time comes to do it for real we are as close to ready as possible. Yesterday is irrelevant. What can you do today, what will you be capable of tomorrow? Go train. #picoftheday #pistol #practicalpistolskills #mdtstraining