Combative Pistol, Part 1
By Ian Strimbeck | 12.8.2017
#Shooting #Personal Defense #Combatives
When it comes to defensive pistol shooting, there is a an extreme overuse of going to full extension every time during practice or training classes. Whether it’s us practicing on the range or you being an educator in the industry, we need to get outside the “flat range mentality.” Your fight may not be like my fight, and mine may not be like yours. It’s a constantly chaotic and fluidly changing situation. Our skillsets should reflect that, which is why I am a proponent of the concept of the multidisciplinary tactician. This is a term developed by my dear friend and mentor Craig Douglas of Shivworks who also originally developed and tested the following methods/concepts in this article. Through this mindset we can constantly develop in order to create the best version of ourselves daily. With that being said, we need to understand how to literally fight with our pistol. Through my years instructing hundreds of law abiding citizens, law enforcement, military, being an assistant instructor with reputable educators and a student myself I am able to bring my perspective of retention based pistol shooting to the forefront.
Training, Mindset, and Ability
By Ryan Johnson | 10.3.2017
#Mindset #Law Enforcement #Combatives
What value do you place on the qualities mentioned above. What order of importance do they fall in your daily, weekly or monthly instruction, or do they at all? These are hard and fast questions one should ask themselves when they take up arms in defense of others. I've trained with all types of individuals, some who's ability in the training environment far exceeded that of their ability in the live environment. Some whose mindset in the live environment far exceeded that of their mindset in the training environment. So the question one should ask them self is, "How balanced am I as a practitioner of gunfighting, tactics or defensive action?" Some of the glaring issues with a lot of today's Law Enforcement professionals, as well as the 2a community of weapons handlers is the balance, the balance between Training, Mindset and the actual Ability.