There are a number of reasons to get Professional Firearms Training
Everyone has their own reasons for seeking out Defensive Firearms Training. Here are but a few...
  1. Because you can over-train for some things, but not for a violent armed encounter.

  2. Because you want to survive a violent armed encounter. Because your loved ones and friends want you to survive a violent armed encounter.

  3. Because your concealed-carry license didn’t come with instructions or training. Because knowing how to hunt isn’t knowing how to safely carry and deploy a defensive firearm. Hunting is fun, but deer don’t shoot back. Hunting by definition is stalking prey. Being the prey is another matter altogether.

  4. Because a gun isn’t a magic talisman of self-protection, and confers no special abilities of marksmanship, skill, or knowledge onto its owner.

  5. Because going to the range and punching holes in paper targets is good training for being attacked by a piece of paper, but not good training for being attacked by a 250-pound mugger, or a gang of thugs.

  6. Because knowing how to defend your life or the lives of your loved ones isn’t a skill we’re born with, but is one you might need and wish to perfect if you own a defensive firearm.

  7. Because if you’re facing the threat of armed physical violence, that new gadget or super-cool new gun isn’t going to be as important to you as knowing how to stop the threat with your firearm.

  8. Because it’s a bargain. Consider how much time, money and frustration you will save by getting training versus figuring it out for yourself. I think it was Todd Jared who said he shot close to a million rounds before he finally figured it out. A qualified professional Certified Firearms Instructor can help you get to a viable level of proficiency more quickly, and with less rounds down range. Students in my classes regularly state that time is the most valuable resource they are investing in training.

  9. Because as firearms owners we have a duty to understand the manual of arms for our guns. The harm we can do, not only to ourselves and others, but to the entire Second Amendment cause is tremendous. Firearms instruction can help you to understand how your gun functions and how to store it, carry it, and operate it safely and responsibly.

  10. Because if you carry a firearm for self-defense, you cannot deceive yourself into thinking that self-esteem based on having watched a video is the same thing as skill. In moments of conflict, we have mere seconds to instinctively default to our training. Your firearms Instructor can offer an objective evaluation of your strengths and weaknesses with your gun. A mammal has four reactions to stress: fight, flight, freeze or posture. If your plan is to defend effectively, it’s going to require some good training. The wrong three responses will work themselves out, but not in time to save your life.

  11. Because trying to teach a loved one or significant other to use a firearm is a recipe for disaster.

  12. Because reaction time is key in any life-or-death situation. Being effective at presenting and using a weapon can be the difference between protecting loved ones or a lifetime of regret. Just owning a firearm is a weighty responsibility, but efficiency doesn’t come from ownership. Choosing the proper weapon for a situation is just the first step in proficiency. Knowing when, how, and the degree to react takes the familiarity only gained from training. Accuracy and then speed are the offspring of practice.

In this modern world, we live a complacent life, rightfully expecting to return home safely each time we step outside. However, nestled in complacency is danger, because most never learn situational awareness. Lack of awareness allows some to wander into confrontations that trained and vigilant people would have avoided.

Training by experienced and knowledgeable Instructors helps foster awareness as well as honing abilities to react to any situation and make the proper decision when seconds count.

Using a firearm to defend life and liberty is a right, but it is the responsibility of the user to be ever vigilant and always aware, and most importantly, to be trained. Defensive training conditions us to evade dangerous situations and react instinctively and effectively when they can’t be avoided. Unlike your child’s school, in a life-or-death situation, there is no second-place winner.

You must honestly ask yourself to consider whether you are truly prepared to protect your family in a moment of crisis. Most hunters know how to aim and fire a gun, but using one in the heat of battle is a different matter entirely. Do you think it is worth your time and money to invest in training?

“The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.” Sun Tzu’s ageless adage, adopted by Marine Corps drill instructors everywhere, still rings true today, and not just amidst ranks of uniformed troops; substitute “war” with “defensive situations” and you’re left with similar common-sense ideology in the civilian world. While practice doesn’t necessarily “make perfect” when operating in survival mode, it certainly does offer a calming of the storm, so to speak, while trapped in its vortex. In this context, training isn’t a function of simply educating. It’s a function of prevention, avoidance, and ultimately, committing survival tactics to our subconscious – not processing what needs to be done, but doing it instinctively and without hesitation.

The Liberty Poll had it right when it asked readers, “How many times have you read, ‘An unidentified woman, armed with a handgun, was raped by a man wielding a knife?” The question itself carries a lot of weight unless you qualify it with a lack of training. Let’s face it, lack of defensive knowledge manifested in an ineffective subconscious responses has resulted in tens of thousands of victimized firearms owners. Instinctively knowing how and when to use the gun, is as important as having the gun.

“Anything worth doing is worth doing right.” W’ve all heard it a thousand times. Strangely enough, the most effective ways to reinforce good habits while ending bad ones, are through training and routine practical application. By and large, concealed handgun license (CHL) holders and other defensive firearms enthusiasts recognize the importance of training and practice.

Unfortunately, even a CHL curriculum, or a simple firearm safety course can lack the level of training necessary to save lives and protect property, since the most critical components of defensive firearms training, situational awareness, critical decision-making skills, and dynamic threat focus training techniques are learned only through experience or training (training hurts less), are often lacking. As a result, scores of concealed carry license holders agree that meeting basic permit requirements only marks the beginning of their defensive training.

Why should you get defensive firearms training? Because on the worst day of your life, when your life or the lives of people you care about are on the line, you are not going to rise to the occasion. You’re going to fall to your lowest level of training, and if it was good training, it will be enough.

There are a number of reasons to get Professional Firearms Training
There are a number of reasons to get Professional Firearms Training

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