“Just because you know how to do something doesn’t mean you should do it.”
That statement is applicable to many things in life, but it started as a response to a student’s question about low-light shooting tactics and the use of flashlights in self-defense.
Like many diligent shooters, the student had spent a lot of time and effort agonizing over the best flashlight shooting technique and the most effective low-light tactics. Although I certainly respected his efforts, as a civilian CCW permit holder, I feel that there was very little correlation between what he had trained to do and what he would actually need to do in a defensive shooting situation.
I enjoy firearms training and have just as much fun as the next guy when I get a chance to push the limits of that training. However, I always make a point of remembering that I am a
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