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It is patently obvious to anyone who has any true expertise in police training and what happens in reality with ongoing officer training AND for those who have combatives training that these above statements are horse shit which makes the bolded part the only thing that is correct.
Many on this forum continuously train and provide basic/advanced firearms training to the general 2nd Amendment community. That is a conscious choice of those who wish to be prepared for any violent encounter.
Law enforcement officers received similar, if not, outright advanced training and have options to further their training, if they so desire. Hence, the lack of updating their training should never be an excuse to resort to their firearms when such situations are not warranted. That's all.
What I think is irrelevant.
The sheriff's claims that he had to shoot because he was in a headlock does not make sense. Being in a headlock is not the same as being in a choke hold and the sheriff was not in a choke hold by his own testimony. Hence, he was not in a life or death situation where shooting the perpetrator was the only course of action available to the sheriff.
Even if one can make the argument that the suspect could have transitioned his headlock into a choke hold; one, that is only mere speculation; and two, a presumption has to be made that the suspect had advanced grappling skills, which in all available accounts he did not.
It was an awesome day for sure! The weather conditions made for an interesting and soggy day. . .As discussed, I get it, and in their defense, they have no knowledge behind this training groups concept and the training approach that they employ in the "Foundational" course that you took. Conceptually the progression of training, drills and more importantly how the drills can be executed by the individual is not something we have seen anywhere from a "base" level course.
I've always been one to often go back to fundamentals (esp with shooting) and really appreciate instructors and training groups that both stress the importance of that as well as put in the work on those themselves. Totally hear you on the ego thing. I had a couple of buddies who I really wanted to take this course, but they felt that "foundational" wouldn't benefit them. A couple of others had drill that weekend, but were down to go. Hopefully I'll be able to get them to come out in the near future.
Shot a handgun course over the weekend with a Glock 17 with Trijicon RMR. This was in a handgun course level that I had taken before with this group, so I felt it was a good environment to test out the handgun with RMR set up. That and it's ALWAYS good to work on fundamentals, especially since I haven't shot that much in the past year.Sounds like a great day! Often people underestimate the benefits of getting back to a foundational or fundamentals type of course. Obviously, the training group presenting the material is critical, but many people (especially males) don't realize the value in taking, or repeating a "Foundational" level course and often ego gets in the way of progression. Great to see you putting in the work, and it shows!
Going in, I was wondering how I would pick up the dot on the draw as well as in between shots. Got to experience that and came away with things I can work on with the instructors as well as things that I'd like to work on in general. The two instructors also had differing experience on handgun with red dots, which I found helpful to have a range of perspectives.
1) Sloppiness and bad habits that I have with trigger control was apparent in the first live fire exercise (one hole drill). Something that I am aware of and actually spend quite a bit of time doing ball and dummy drills. This tendency seems to creep in both when I haven't shot in a while and after going through periods where I've been shooting quite a bit, but not that much on paper. While I was happy that I was able to clean things up for the second pass at the one hole drill and subsequent drills, always humbling to see that your fundamentals could use some work. While I was actually "ok" with the first group that I shot, the instructor noticed it. I also think that maybe shooting with the dot allowed me to relax a bit one some of the drills where I am normally concentrating on the front sight, I think things tended to "wander".
2) I definitely noticed the "dot twitch", where the dot always seems to be moving where the front sight seems stable. Having shot this level course before, I was trying to push myself to "aim smaller". One target had a logo for an aim point in the middle of a target circle, but that logo also had smaller points that allowed a smaller POA. That's where I was really noticing the dot jump. I had noticed it before and read about it some. Would discuss briefly with both instructors. Not a bad thing, but something I noticed. In some of the drills where I was pushing for more speed, I had to push "not letting the dot hover" and just pick a "good enough" and go.
3) Picking up the dot in between shots is something I definitely noticed and something I think I can clean up with shooting more regularly. The cadence drills certainly helped to see that and I think those will help that moving forward. But on another drill that called for multiple shots and I was trying to push it, the instructor commented on how I didn't seem to be pushing it enough since my target was still relatively clean. I found that I was waiting on the dot in some cases. I should be shooting this gun flat enough that I thought it wouldn't be that big of a deal, but definitely something I'll have to work on.
4) Gun manipulations with the red dot is a little different. Actually easier in one case in one method that one of the instructors recommended and I see it coming into play more with malfunction clearance.
5) There is a definite learning curve with the red dot for me. Something I'll have to spend time on and think about if I really want to stick with it. I think so, but I just hope to get in more range time with it in order to give it a fair shake.
Overall, it was a SUPER fun day on the range. Always fun shooting with this group. It was a repeat for me, so it was great to see some familiar faces that were taking the class again, which I think is always great. I'd personally would shoot with this group on any level class that they offer as I always end the day having improved and found things that I need to improve. It was also great to see a bunch of new faces with in shooting classes for the first time. One was an AWESOME shooter. I was shooting next to him all day, but in different relays. While it's not a competition, I can honestly say that that pushed me to focus more. I was also shooting next two a guy I had shot with in a carbine class before with this group. He's a really good shooter too, and there was definitely some friendly competition going on. All good fun and great to see folks putting in the time to get training and having a really good time in doing so.
No gear changes or wants after the course, which is unusual for me. Just need more ammo now.
I didn’t know that. Thanks for enlightening me.Hawaiian language, dress, and cultural practices were highly shunned. Take away language and that is the first step and best way to begin to defeat a people. I am Native Hawaiian. My company is Native Hawaiian. I have Homestead in my name. I was a military kid, and while I spent every summer living on homestead I went to school on the mainland. I relate far more as a Hawaiian than anything else. I am not fluent in Hawaiian but I have a much greater understanding of the language that most, and while I understand all forms of pideon on local dialects, I don't normally speak that way.
I do know that pidgin is discouraged in school. At least that what I have been told. Let me know if I am misinformed. I have always thought that Hawaiian was taught and encouraged so I am obviously thought wrong all these years.
A bit like that here in parts of Aus at the moment, althought our police are denying theres even an issue, the sudanese ( not racist just fact ) that have come here recently have now had their first generation of kids which grew up a little and now they couldn't care less about the law, home invasions, car jackings, robberies you name it but unlike you guys we can't do squat to protect ourselves, your more likely to get charged defending your home than the perp is doing the crime, firearms are no where near as common or accessable as they are your side of the world, and self defence with a firearm? Forget it.I will be in Australia most likely within the next couple of months. I will be interacting with private security, former LE and Aus Military forces. I am eager to ask questions and get opinions on many topics happening there domestically.
I was able to shoot a machine gun for the first time at Front Sight last week. Ran two 25 rd mags through an Uzi. After shooting that Uzi, I find it hard to believe that someone can empty an entire magazine with as much control like shooting water out of a garden hose, just like they show in the movies.While maybe not like shooting water out of a garden hose, but experienced technique goes a long way. When I went to the HK fighting school in the early 2000's they had a very strict qualification that included full auto with some quite small target zones. I was skeptical myself at first.
If you say so. I looked into it late last year. Only route I found was do the book work online, but there was STILL a "in-person" course requirement by the DLNR. Along with a comprehensive written exam.You can do the Official Texas Hunter course online. The Texas hunters ed card is IHEA certified course. Then submit for a Hawaii Hunters Ed exemtion number. After you get the exemption number go to the online Hawaii hunting license site and complete the online application. Avoids taking the physical course in Hawaii.
If i could have avoided the in-person part, i would have. At least getting the actual license is all online once the Hunter Education course is passed..
I've skimmed the legal jargon posts, and i'm not aftet formal instruction just so we're all clear, rather just s bit of banter ( might be aussie slang? ) and want to put a few rounds down range out of some stuff i don't get to play with her back home, if i do need to get some government junk ( i have an aussie firearms license so i know all about the government taking my priveliges and selling them back to me ) more than happy to do whatever, don't want people getting into strive with the law over little ole' meThis is a topic that comes up often enough, so no harm in discussing the technical legal aspects.
As long as you have all the i's dotted and t's crossed for hunting, it ought to also cover "firearm sporting activities" at the range.Lots of discussion on this. I am not trying to be difficult and while I may have personal feelings on the "what's the big deal" aspect, I will stick with "do your own due diligence."
Not a lawyer, but it seems if you're worried about ITAR enforcement, having a valid, approved reason for accessing firearms while visiting ought to be sufficient.
ITAR is an acronym that stands for International Traffic in Arms Regulations (22 CFR §§120-130) that are administered by the U.S. Department of State through the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) under authority of the Arms Export Control Act (22 USC §2778). ITAR places strict controls on the export of "defense articles" and "defense services." Defense articles include any item, software, or technical data on the United States Munitions List (USML). Defense services include the furnishing of assistance (including training) to foreign persons, whether or not in the United States, with respect to defense articles, and the furnishing of any technical data associated with a defense article. Any defense article, service, or related technical data found to be on the USML requires an export license to be exported; i.e., given to a foreign person, whether or not in the United States.
1. The furnishing of assistance (including training) to foreign persons, whether in the United
States or abroad in the design, development, engineering, manufacture, production, assembly, testing, repair, maintenance, modification, operation, demilitarization, destruction, processing or use of defense articles;
2. The furnishing to foreign persons of any technical data controlled on the USML (see 22 CFR §120.10), whether in the United States or abroad; or
3. Military training of foreign units and forces, regular and irregular, including formal or
informal instruction of foreign persons in the United States or abroad or by correspondence courses, technical, educational, or information publications and media of all kinds, training aid, orientation, training exercise, and military advice. (See also 22 CFR §124.1.)