From Pistol-Training.Com are thoughts on learning new techniques that may or may not actually have value. The guiding star of any new technique or skill:
- Does it work?
- Is it necessary?
- Can I do it under stress?
Three simple questions that you can apply with a critical eye for all the things that you may or may not be practicing. For example, if you’re a private citizen and you spend a significant portion of your practice time on skills that you’ll likely never have to use in a gunfight (like Todd’s example of shooting over your shoulder in a car) then you’re probably just putting junk in your toolbox. My favorite example of “junk in the toolbox” would be shooting your defensive DA revolver in single action mode. It creates another step that your mind must cycle through in stress instead of it going straight to “smooth DA press”.