Competitive shooting is excellent for mastering the mechanics of accuracy, and gun handling w/ the pressure of performing in front of your peers. It does nothing to address the key elements of positive target identification/discrimination that are essential in a defensive context. I can shoot targets faster than I can effectively discriminate bad guys from good and will a pass through strike an innocent.
Speed must be moderated by perfect target ID and absolutely not missing. This goal takes a lot of work and would help a seeker find a good teacher.
Don't wish it were easier Wish you were better
Stab them in the taint, you can't put a tourniquet on that. Craig Douglas ECQC
The biggest problem that I've identified in the training industry is that so few instructors understand how to teach, and IMO that's because so few of them really know what they're doing in the first place.
Running shooters though drills is not the same as teaching people to shoot, but it's a lot easier.
The best class I've ever taken was taught by a total dick of a guy in raggedy clothes who shouted obscenities and mocked me for two days. But he knew how to shoot and how to diagnose shooting problems like no one else I've ever met.
You're welcome. You were a hard student to teach.
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