Thinking a bit more about last week’s post, I’ve had a fair amount of firearms training so far (250 or so hours at the moment, with more to come), but I haven’t had homework after a class. I’ve never been handed a structured practice regimen after a class was finished and been told “Ok, here’s some things you can do you improve your skills after I leave town.”
Homework works for college students, so why won’t it work for gun students?
We go to gun school to learn good habits / get rid of bad ones, and yet when gun school is done, there is nothing handed out that would make practice a habit for us.
“Ah-ha!,” you say, “That’s because if you go to gun school, practice should be a habit for you!”
“Should” is not “is”. I don’t practice as much as I should, and I hardly think I’m alone in this. Anything to help get my lazy butt up off the couch and dry-firing or going to the range (especially things that work on an indoor range) will increase the value of returning to gun school after the class is over.
And yes, I get that homework is not fun (as someone who has a thirteen year old who has to be browbeaten to do homework every night, believe me, I understand this,), but achieving and excelling at set goals?
That’s fun, and also rewarding.