Last week I shared the begining of a talk given by gun expert and instructor Claude Werner at the Georgia Carry.org convention recently. I’d like to continue the discussion of how each of you continues your training once you leave the classroom and share some of the tips I learned from Mr. Werner.
One of the first things Claude shared with the group nearly floored me. He said he was in the midst of a commitment to complete 1000 days of consecutive dry fire practice sessions. Now, I have heard and repeated the advice that one should dryfire twice as much as they shoot, but Claude’s commitment, I consider, a whole different level of impressive. He told us he will be done in January.
The importance of training, Claude Warner was stressing, was not putting holes in paper, but productive and regular use of ones time behind the gun. If a shooter created a performance standard that they use to measure their skills and continuously updates the measuring stick, as they improve their performance, then they are likely to grow as a shooter far more than if they only take an 8 hour class.
The key to this advice, Claude divulged, lies in a relatively unknown program available through the NRA. It is a self directed supplement to the Personal Protection courses, available here. One follows the steps and measures their success in order to build their competence as a shooter.
Have you tried Defensive Pistol I or II? Does it seem like a good way to structure your range time?