Yeah, so I’ve been writing a lot about firearms training recently. I think it’s because I’m finally to the point where I can see the (many) holes in my technique, and I want to patch them up and get better.
We did not have a lot of choices for hamburgers in my hometown of Calgary, Alberta. There was McDonalds, A&W and very local places like Peter’s Drive-In (if you get a chance to try their peanut butter and banana milkshake… don’t.). At the time, all of those place discouraged special orders and had lousy customer service.
Then Wendy’s opened up, and there was a literal line outside the door. With fresh ingredients and good customer service, they were like nothing else we’d experienced.
We didn’t know what a good burger tasted like because we had never tasted a good burger.
Which is where I am now. I see the goal, and I’m getting closer to it. My pathway to that goal involves thinking about how I want to accomplish things, and rather than keep my (inane) thoughts to myself, I’m writing them down for all to see.
Am I a tactical guru? No. Do I want to be a tactical guru? No. Do I want others to see the path I’m going down and decide for themselves if I make sense or not? Sure, why not? There are no secrets to this stuff, there’s just mindset and the ability to execute on-demand.
For me, the execution is built through dry-fire, practice and competition, and the mindset is built by writing down my thoughts and working through things with all the power that my (ever-diminishing) brain cells can muster. I’m not an expert on this, I’m just muttering to myself in the corner about the things that are happening inside my head.