KLook wrote:All gun safety programs teach that Devil. Do not put your finger on the trigger until you are pointing at your target and you intend to destroy your target.
I hope that is true, but I have never taken a non-government firearms training course so I was/am unaware of that. Still....It's a good thing to point out & practice for all gun users.
KLook wrote:How any individual reacts/responds to stressful situations is not necessarily improved with practice that is not stressful or real.
While that is true, much of our (LEO) training was made as stressful as a non-life threatening situation can be made, & many of the techniques & practices will become automatic responses if practiced enough. (my middle daughter is checking into taking a tactical..Home Protection type course here http://www.americanfirearmsschool.com/Pricing.html
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
with my encouragement.
To show how stress can be added to a training scenario, I'll re-post this (rather long) "Stress & Decision" training we went though called "Hogans Alley." Last post on page one here: Gun Thread
While no training can substitute for the real thing, good training & practice can develop some very important & automatic habits that may just save your life someday.