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Why you may want to seek training

Discussion in 'Training' started by JimConway, May 6, 2005.

  1. JimConway

    JimConway Instructor

    Mar 3, 2005
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    Pepperell, MA
    The Problems

    Why do people buy a handgun, shoot a box of ammunition, store the handgun (safely, of course) for several years in the bedroom and believe that they are prepared to deal with a life or death situation such as a home invasion?
    Why do many people think that going to a firing range once a month in any way prepares them to defend their lives with a handgun? Do they really believe that target practice is all that there is to know about safe gun handling?

    For these reasons and more, many people may be incapable of defending their lives and the lives of their loved ones should the need arise.

    The First Step

    The nine to ten hour NRA “Basic Firearms“ course provides a basic understanding of firearms, ammunition and safety. Employing a wealth of material in a well organized fashion, it helps the students to learn and understand the importance of gun safety. Additionally, this course covers the rudiments of how to aim and fire a firearm, spending around 2 hours of the entire course actually firing a firearm.

    For most people, the NRA "Basic Firearms" course is all of the formal training that they will ever receive or want.

    The Decision to Improve

    For other people, some event in their lives causes them to question their abilities to deal with a life or death situation. The horrific consequences of 9-11 are but one example of such an event. It is often said that the first step in the learning process is an understanding that we are not as good as we need to be and deciding to do something about it. People with this mindset in relationship to firearms know that they need quality instruction but struggle to obtain it.

    The Solutions

    There are only two solutions available to get the high quality firearm training. You could travel to one of the top name schools, pay a large fee and train for 4 or 5 days in a class of 30 to 40 people. Or, you could enroll in a local class conducted by a world class trainer, pay a much smaller fee, and train for 3 or 4 days in a class of 10 to 20 people.

    It is important to note that competence with a firearm is not a destination but an on-going journey.

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