Firearms Training Fundamentals Are Key To Your Survival

Posted: April 17, 2012 in Tactics
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Firearms training fundamentals are key to your survival……a bold yet true statement as the time to acquire your skills is before a violent/survival situation occurs; not afterwards.  The most crucial element of defensive firearms training are quick, reflexive gun handling skills and mental preparation.  Tactics must be combined with effective marksmanship skills.  Shooting paper targets at the range is a safe, controlled environment while a real world survival situation is not.

In a life threatening situation you will do what you have trained to do so make sure your training method is practiced regularly for maximum effectiveness.  You will fight the way you are trained so train the way you will fight.  Make having a tactical mindset and situational awareness important parts of your training regiment.  As always common sense applies in any type of training.

Use visualization as part of your training methods.  Visualize frequently how you will react and what you would do if for example your home is broken into, your car is jacked, you are about to be mugged, etc.  Visualizing how you would respond conditions the mind and the body to respond accordingly if and when such situations arise.  Be aggressive and quick with your defensive actions as your life and the lives of your family may depend upon it.

 

 

 

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Comments
  1. “Use visualization as part of your training methods. Visualize frequently how you will react and what you would do if for example your home is broken into, your car is jacked, you are about to be mugged, etc. Visualizing how you would respond conditions the mind and the body to respond accordingly if and when such situations arise.”

    I find myself doing this at pretty much all times. I ask myself, “if a gunman decided to go Columbine in my class, how would I respond? Throw the chair? Rush him? Bolt out the door?” I’m evaluating my situation pretty much wherever I go, lol. The situation may never come up, or be exactly how you envision it, but I’d rather train my brain to anticipate the unexpected and react to it, than be staring cow-eyed down the barrel of someone’s gun.

  2. rmactsc says:

    I visualize many of these scenarios as well. Always better to know how you would react through visualization then be caught in the deer in the headlights phenomena.

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