By Ryan Johnson | 5.8.2018
#Shooting #Law Enforcement
Standards: 1. a level of quality or attainment. synonyms: quality, level, grade, caliber, merit, excellence.What standards do we place upon ourselves when working in an environment with others who do similar tasks (e.g. shooting)? What level of accountability should we have for our lack of proficiency when it comes to training? 
Law Enforcement vs. Military Instruction
By Ryan Johnson | 4.10.2018
#Shooting #Law Enforcement
With available courses of instruction ranging from simple concealed carry classes to full blown hits of tactical splendor on training structures, where does one find the best outlet for instruction and who is best suited to provide that instruction. I've had the opportunity to attend firearms related courses from a myriad of sources stretching from former military Special Operation personnel, local law enforcement, federal entities and civilian based instructors. All I felt provided a varying array of information from daily use techniques to the last ditch method for problem solving. I'd like to provide some insight of my experiences and opinions on how I was affected by various training courses based on their delivery, method of instruction and instructor background. My intent is to assist those who wish to seek training and provide them with an idea of where to find what they are looking for.
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.