In the world of firearms training there is a philosophy that has been passed down for ages…”Learning how to learn.” A great example of shooters that have learned how to learn can be seen at the winners table of any local, state, or national competition match. A good idea is to simply watch their movements. At times they can be so fast that you may think that you missed something! But no sir…you didn’t miss anything! These shooters have learned how to learn, and what’s more they have applied that philosophy to the perfection of their craft.
In the summer time, the majority of the male children in our family would spend inordinate amounts of time outside plinking at soda cans in the back yard with grandpa’s old .22LR rifle. We would often hear our dear old grandpa shout to us between shots: Practice makes perfect!! In his world that may have been so true! PSA has taken that a little bit further grandpa! Perfect practice makes perfect actions. It has been frequently inculcated within the firearms world that shooters spend their first 10,000 rounds training and then the second 10,000 rounds unlearning bad habits learned during the first 10,000.
Learning how to learn is grounded in starting with good techniques and manifesting those into what we at PSA like to call “Pre-Programmed Formulas.” Just like in grade school math, these formulas are used to solve problems. Pre-Programmed Formulas help to solve common problems like reloads, malfunctions, and stoppages. These formulas can also be used to dictate immediate life-saving behavior when confronted with defensive situations. Without these formulas in defensive situations we tend to freeze up and become victims as we are unable to act because our brains are trying to process. Efficient speed is key, and these formulas help to cut down on the time needed to perform effectively and efficiently. In other words….Pre-Programmed Formulas aid shooters in maximizing their speed (or maximizing their economies of motion).
Pre-Programmed Formulas will be different for each shooter. Each shooter will have different protection firearms, different accessories, and different shooting techniques. Your formulas should compliment your good shooting habits and allow you to be deliberate and precise in all of your movements. The only way to achieve precision is to work your way from slow deliberate movements to swift precise movements.
*** 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!!!