This thing called LIFE.

The problem with calling these all training issues is that, newsflash, not everyone has access to infinite amounts of time, money, and training. Mortals need to balance their resources. That’s true for individuals, police departments, the U.S. military, and every other entity that deals with shooting.

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Goes back to my recurring theme that some are more interested in selling you a class than actually making sure you can do your best.

Get training, nobody is saying the opposite, but those who train for a living have to understand people do have lives outside the range and a budget.  If you can’t understand that, then you are not training people for Real Life.

3 Replies to “This thing called LIFE.”

  1. I would probably be criticized for not having enough training. Living on disability and a part time delivery job, there’s just not a lot of “disposable” income. I get to the range as often as I can but it’s not nearly as much as I would like. The pistoleros would look down their noses at me because I can’t make a annual pilgrimage to Gunsite. I haven’t even bought a new gun in over 3 years.




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    1. Same here. Not on disability, but we’re a one-income family. Mortgage, car loan payment (one car; we couldn’t afford two), student loans, kids.

      If I get to the range three or four times a year, I’m doing good. We purchased one gun in the past two years, and had to combine savings and tax return money to get it.

      All these people who say something along the lines of, “get training at [insert facility name], it’s an affordable $[obscenely high number] (not counting several hundred rounds of ammunition [which we’re always expected to provide ourselves], travel, food, lodging, and time off work)” seem to have an odd definition of “affordable”.




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  2. On the one hand, some trainers are better than others. Mas Ayoob, for instance, is a better person to learn from than Seal Ranger John’s* Sheepdog! Tacictal (Sic) Shooting Academy. Getting training from a good, reputable school, with a focus on an applicable subject matter is a really good thing.

    But, one doesn’t have to go to big name gun schools on a semi annual basis to shoot good.

    *Not actually a SEAL or a Ranger




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