Gunsite 250 Defensive Pistol Class and Jeff Cooper on Mental Conditioning for Combat
Firearms / Personal Defense

Gunsite 250 Defensive Pistol Class and Jeff Cooper on Mental Conditioning for Combat

Day 3 of the 5 day Gunsite Academy 250 Defensive Pistol course is the day on which the classroom presentation on mental conditioning or “mindset” is given. Rangemaster Bill Halvorsen delivered the mindset lecture today. The three key elements were: The Combat Triad: Mindset, Gun Handling and Practical Marksmanship The 7 principles of personal defense … Continue reading

Gun Trainer Drama
Firearms

Gun Trainer Drama

Fake Recoil Magazine cover courtesy of Gun Free Zone this morning. Of course, most humor is grounded in some reality. Here the reality is drama in the gun training “community” or “cottage industry” (as Tom Givens called it) about who, what, where, when, why, and how gun training should take place. These debates — much … Continue reading

Rob Pincus on Teaching as Cultivating Humanity
Personal Defense

Rob Pincus on Teaching as Cultivating Humanity

The recent announcement of a collaboration between the United States Concealed Carry Association, the Personal Defense Network, and Rob Pincus of I.C.E. Training, reminded me of a blog post I began drafting two years ago(!!!) while listening to Paul Carlson’s Safety Solutions Academy podcast (March 20, 2015). The following statement by Pincus to Carlson caught … Continue reading

The Tactical Professor Claude Werner on Negative Outcomes, Standards, and Gun Culture 3.0
Firearms / Personal Defense

The Tactical Professor Claude Werner on Negative Outcomes, Standards, and Gun Culture 3.0

Although I have never met him in person, I have long appreciated the work of Claude Werner, and not just because we are both professors (Werner being known as The Tactical Professor). Owing to his “heady” approach to gun education and training (e.g., his “Mind Map” captured below), Werner addresses the mental game of personal … Continue reading

NRA Carry Guard “Insurance” and “Training” Program Launched
Concealed Carry / Firearms / Personal Defense

NRA Carry Guard “Insurance” and “Training” Program Launched

Clearly I missed more than seeing guns, colleagues, and friends at the National Rifle Association annual meetings and exhibits last week. NRA CARRY GUARD was launched with much fanfare — including a cover over the cover of the May 2017 issue of The American Rifleman. Fortunately others were on the scene and are starting to … Continue reading