Just as a carpenter has the tools of his trade…the tools he needs to get the job done, we need the tools of our profession. When we are out with our loved ones…the wife..the kids…our trade or profession is undoubtedly protection. So many shooters, may very well have the tool of their profession, but the million dollar question is: Do they know how to actually USE it? We aren’t betting men, but we’d be willing to bet the farm there is a humongous number of firearms owners that have never been confronted with personally seeing another human being shot. Furthermore, we purport that the majority of shooters have never shot another person. With that being said….ALL shooters should be extremely proficient with the tools of their profession!
The almost comical fact of firearm ownership is that the vast majority of firearms owners get their techniques from what they see on TV or on the big screen. A bad guy gets shot and blood splatters a mile down the street! Bruce Willis shoots a bank robber and the bank robber goes flying 25 feet backwards through 3 plate glass windows!!! It gets even worse at times!!! Understand guys…all of this is completely RIDICULOUS!!! It doesn’t happen like that. Most shooters that have defensive experience can sit and give you a laundry list of things that are done wrong or completely inane!!!
In order to ensure proficiency with the tools of your trade, PSA strongly suggests that you find and enroll in a comprehensive firearms safety course. When you are looking for training, understand that regardless of the number of instructors that exist, there are few that can actually teach you how to shoot effectively. Even more few in number are the instructors that can actually teach you how to shoot effectively in a defensive situation (i.e. shooting positions, tactical reloads, etc.). When looking for a defensive firearms course you should be looking for an instructor that can teach you how to use your tool. Your training should culminate with you understanding how to fight defensively and survive with your firearm.
Would you let a doctor operate on you that just learned how to use his stethoscope? What about a mechanic who just got out of apprenticeship…can he change the radiator on your Mercedes? The HVAC repair man who doesn’t know how to install ducts…will he be climbing into your attic? Are any of these people on the top of your list to help you? If not, don’t attempt to protect your loved ones with a tool you have no idea how to operate.
*** If you are unfamiliar with firearms and/or their accessories, and want to learn more, PSA strongly suggests that you find, enroll, and attend a comprehensive and reputable firearms safety course. Firearms safety is all of OUR responsibility.
We want to thank you for taking out the time to stop by our lane at the shooting range!! We hope that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you stop back by early and often to catch up on all PSA updates! We truly hope that we were able to hit the target, and if you ever have any questions please don’t hesitate to shoot them our way!! We look forward to shooting the breeze with you soon again!!
And as always….remember to watch your six and stay low!!!