Firearms Training – Information Tidal Wave Versus The Dripping Faucet
By Rob Morse
U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- We have over a hundred million gun owners in the US. When we ask them, self-defense is the most frequent reason given for owning a gun. We’ve also seen the number and diversity of gun owners increase sharply in the last 10 years. Surprisingly, we never saw a similar surge in firearms education. I wonder why?
There are firearms courses available. You can find out about them and read the reviews online. Search through them and you’ll hear this well-worn phrase time and again, ‘I liked the class but it was like drinking from a firehose.’ It is clear from these reviews that the students certainly had an immersive experience.
How much did the student take home with him? Were they educated or were they baptized?
Let’s back up and take a different approach to the entire question. How should we teach firearms safety and self-defense given how people learn? The existing model of firearms training is taken from an itinerant preacher. “The expert” rides into town and lectures for two days. That training experience might be good enough for agency training. For civilians, it certainly is a fun …Read the Rest