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Instilling Positive Expectations

Instilling Positive Expectations

I have discovered that a trainer has an incredibly powerful role to play in imbuing the trainee with either positive or negative expectations. And our profession demands that we hone skills essential for victory in confrontations.

April 3, 2013

Hunting for Shooting Mastery

Hunting for Shooting Mastery

Some trainers say it takes 5,000 reps or five years to master a weapon or a skill, but that doesn't match the research. The research says we don't know how many reps or how long it will take YOU to master a skill.

November 13, 2012

Stay Refreshed

Stay Refreshed

When I took over firearms instruction in the academy the first thing I did was try to imbue everyone with the ideas that shooting was fun, anyone can do it, and if there is a problem it is only the technique, and not the person.

June 9, 2011

Missing the Mark

Missing the Mark

If you are always on a range with yardage marked and you're standing in a perfect stance out in the open, stop it!

November 1, 2008

Practice the Way You Want to Play

One of the principles we "win" by is "practice the way you want to play." But one of the things we sometimes forget with our modern conveniences and comforts is that we want that practice to be as close to "game conditions" as possible.

February 1, 2007