The main purpose of training (any kind of training) is to bolster your skill level and boost the confidence that you have. This confidence may be needed if those skills are suddenly called upon. One without the other is like having Kool-Aid and no sugar. In a defensive situation you never want to be left in a ballgame in which your mouth has written checks that your hide can’t cash. Training is used to make defensive movements feel as though they are second nature. With proper training, these movements should seem as easy as walking, riding a bike, or writing your name. These movements should just happen. You shouldn’t have to think about them.
Going to your local gun shop, buying a Ruger LC9s, and strapping it to your hip isn’t a magic card to make you impervious to evildoers and their nefarious plots. That’s just one step. Being able to survive a defensive situation is the perfect marriage between what we at PSA call: “Red“ and “Green“ skills. Red skills are those physical competences that you that will actually need to physically survive the fight. These may include but are not limited to: defensive firearm handling, physical strength, respiratory stamina, and even defensive driving abilities. These skills are directly related to how you are physically able to win. Green skills are those skills that refer to the mental agility that you are able to sustain during a defensive situation. These skills are directly related to your O.O.D.A. process, and also require as much training as the opposing type of skills.
Remember guys….your green skills are always with you. These skills don’t rely on any firearms, bullets, or magazines. Consistently exercise and apply these skills guys! Those red skills will only be useful in the last part of the fight…when the SHTF. Keep in mind that just because you have a defensive firearm, removing yourself from a threat or bad situation is always an option…the first option (and should always be used when at all possible).
*** 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!!!