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.
Episode 13 - Personal Protection
By Team Greyhive | 4.4.2018
#Training Brief
Personal Protection is the most commonly trained skill for our community. In a survival context, there is a little more than just our normal training. Mike J, Active Duty Military, and Drew Estell, BAER Solutions, discuss this as one of the 5 basic needs of survival in this 5 part video series.
Episode 12 - Concealed Carry, Thumb Pectoral Index
By Team Greyhive | 3.21.2018
#Training Brief
Ian Strimbeck of Rune Nation LLC talks about the thumb pectoral index, which was originally developed by Craig Douglas of ShivWorks. We see a lot of shooters firing from the the hip and/or rib cage with the gun flat when practicing shooting from retention. While this method can be useful, it doesn't address the issue of rounds passing through the target and a safer angle to engage from. Practice at your own risk, and follow all laws in accordance with concealed carry and having to potentially use a weapon in self defense. This information is intended for firearms professionals who work within the scope of the law, and is not intended to be used out of context.
How to Practice
By Seth Haselhuhn | 4.3.2018
#Mindset #Shooting #Law Enforcement
There are several different approaches to training which should be considered when designing training programs and shooting is no different. Whether you’re training for combat, self-defense, competition, or hobby, if you’re looking for improvement here are a few different approaches you can use to maximize your training and make the most of your range days. Practice makes perfect, wait – no, perfect practice makes perfect, or is it just practice makes permanent? We know that practice works and if you’ve looked into the shooting world at all it doesn’t take long to see there’s no such thing as a perfect anything. That leaves the old “muscle memory” saying that we never rise to the occasion – only fall to the level of our training, which seems to make the practice and permanent connection. That leaves us with little hope of learning how to get better. However, with a little insight from the motor learning research and some application of their theories we can consider three different practice approaches which can guide us in pursuit of our training goals. I’ll break down what scientists call blocked, random, and varied practice and discuss how you can use them in your training.