Next thing you know, there’s video on YouTube showing some MOLLE-encrusted chiropodist from the ‘burbs pointing his picatinny-festooned AK clone at God and everybody as he puffs his way through some drill or another, and when someone points out that, you know, maybe he shouldn’t be doing that, the owner/operator of our soi-disant gunfighting academy puffs up and spouts off with all kinds of stuff about warrior mindset and the illusoriness of safety bubbles and Big Boy Rules. Perversely, this winds up attracting as many customers as it repels.
All too true. And it brings up something I’ve been meaning to write.
ALL TRAINING IS NOT GOOD.
“Another tool in the toolbox” is not good if it’s an as seen on TV special and breaks the first time you use it.
There are no high speed, low drag operators. It’s a myth.
That weekend tactical carbine class isn’t helping you. Srsly, it’s not. You are not going to be in a street fight with your M4gery. You are not going to go down the street clearing rooms house by house.
Besides, a weekend class isn’t training. Training is repeating the same motion perfectly 20,000 times until it becomes muscle memory. Of course the problem with training is that you can’t train for the unexpected and the unforeseen. The very nature of training into muscle memory is that you are more likely to make a mistake when faced with a situation you haven’t trained for.
That’s why training makes so much sense for sports with known rules and makes no sense at all for random and unlikely events.
What’s the most likely thing to happen to you while you’re carrying? NOTHING.
Train for that: Safe, accident free, carrying.
Yeah, it’s boring but your life may depend on it, unlike that house clearing drill.