Getting Yourself Ready for a Shooting Class
Another good thing to keep is a spare barrel or just a spare pistol in case of a squib load.
Also make sure that you are wearing a solid leather gun belt.
Be sure to have a QUALITY kydex (hard plastic) holster that you practice drawing from concealment frequently.
Good set of travel tips for classes from retired SEAL Kyle DeFoor.
Here are some class preparation pointers that I have learned over the years.
- Just about every gun course advertisement will make clear what equipment you should bring with you.
- Glock recoil springs can wear out, so keep an extra or two with you.
English: Pistol Glock 30 caliber 45 ACP, stripped Polski: Pistolet samopowtarzalny Glock 30 kalibru .45 ACP, rozłożony (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
- Leather holsters are great, if they are broken in and practiced with.
Most importantly you will have to prepare yourself for a training class.
- Start with dry-fire practice to draw from concealment and then work your way over to draw and live-fire from concealment.
- Be in reasonable physical condition. Burpees are good exercises to do to prep yourself for some of the more “rough and tumble” courses out there.
- Keep an open and analytical mind.
- Don’t automatically disregard a gun guru/trainer simply because SuperTacticoolDude357 (who has 6,708 posts on DynamicGunBlab.com) said he sucks, you should ask a basher to articulate why he thinks a particular guru sucks. You will most likely get no reply for a variety of reasons.
- Stay away from “forum wars” and the petty rivalries than can develop between instructors and their respective groupies.
- For the uninitiated, I will be posting an article later on why the gun training industry has its own “dirty laundry” and drama at times.
- Most importantly, get ready to have fun!