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Training: Are You Fooling Yourself?

Discussion in 'Articles & How-Tos' started by Combative Weapon Solution, May 2, 2013.

  1. ROGER4314

    ROGER4314 Been Called "Flash" Since I Was A Kid!

    Jul 11, 2009
    East Houston
    My realistic training scenario is like this:

    A bucket placed over your head in the dark or dim light. People are screaming obscenities all around while others are pushing and hitting you and another guy is beating on the bucket with a shovel. The exercise is carried out on uneven ground covered with gravel, broken bricks and bottles and you know NONE of the participants!

    A possible variation plugs in knowing that your actions will determine the future of your loved ones.

    That's pretty close to reality and those of you who have experienced street violence will recognize all of it!

    This is NOT a joke!


    Last edited: Aug 21, 2014
  2. SuaSponte175

    SuaSponte175 Member

    Jun 16, 2014
    Fort Worth
    Good read.

    TXARGUY Famous Among Dozens Lifetime Member

    May 31, 2012
    Wildcat Thicket, Texas
    I just ran that scenario a couple of times. Great training, learned a lot about my sleep to alert to action weak points and found some easy areas to address first then work into conquering the more difficult weaknesses over time and practice. After a few fumbles and small oopsies I did switch the at rest position of my pistol from my nightstand to in my hand loaded, cocked and locked at all times and once I implemented that change to my pre-scenario preparation I found that keeping my action finger in a resting position directly on the trigger felt very natural and cut my 'alert to action' times by more than half. Now it's more like 'action then alert' so I am very happy with that muscle memory improvement and I'm beginning to see the real benefits of this type of scenario training.
    I also recognized that while I always have a gun with me I don't always have a pistol so I ran the same scenario with a couple ARs an M1a and a blunderbuss so great training all around.

    On a side note:
    I did kinda scare the shit outta my wife and she got all pissed off a few times and try as I might I couldn't make her understand that killers, ISIS, druggies or whatever could come flying through the door at any time and scare the shit out of us all and that all I was doing was a little training my buddy Sig_Fiend from the Internet suggested so that I could protect her better and that she should be training too but she got all pissy and now she's at her mom's.

    She was saying something about divorce on the way out so it's possible that particular component of the scenario my soon evolve into something more manageable.

    EDIT: Damn, I just saw the joke part LOL. Oh well, I'm pretty much a HSLD operator code-black Rambo ninja sleeper now so it's all good.
  4. Professor

    Professor Member

    Apr 8, 2012
    I'm a Premium member of PDN - Lots of good stuff.
  5. SIG_Fiend

    SIG_Fiend Administrator TGT Supporter Admin

    Feb 21, 2008
    Austin, TX

  6. Renegade

    Renegade SuperOwner

    Mar 5, 2008
    I talked to someone recently who had two armed encounters of this sort. No time to get dressed, etc.
  7. Combative Weapon Solution

    Combative Weapon Solution <b>Forum Sponsor</b>

    Feb 14, 2013
    Austin, TX
    All of our "Application" classes like the Low Light Tactics, Home Defense, Active Shooter Response, and Urban Defense all specifically deal with what I wrote about. The chief instructor and I both have almost 40 years of real world street experience and stay up to date with what bad guys are doing. We both still work the streets and deal with societies problem children on a regular basis. Not only that, but we have a very thorough understanding of the law and how it is applied. I highly encourage everyone here to attend some our classes, we will change the way you go about preparing and practicing for a REAL LIFE EVENT! We have classes coming up in the DFW area the first part of September, then the Austin area for October-Dec 2014. Here is a little peek at what we do.

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