Instilling Anxiety

Making some changes here, for a few good reasons.

Posted these on some forums – about instilling anxiety in our training. That is a must to get the most out of training: injecting opposing will, a pain penalty, ambiguity, and decision making.

It’s not just about – can’t be just about – training technique.


Tenicor – Againicor!


Jeff Mau of Tenicor is a great guy, great shooter, seasoned tactician, and proponent of training realism, being an Insights instructor and ECQC alumnus – check out his site for pressure tested gear:

My training partner Mike has been rocking the Tenicor holster and raving about it, and I am told an appendix carry version is in the works. Check them out!

Drill of the Week

  1. Grab a tennis ball with your hand, in my case this was the left. Have a partner wrap  it up, hand and all, in duct tape.
  2. Sit in a car. Seat belt on. On the signal, get out of the car. In my case I was in the passenger seat. Yay!
  3. Move to a vehicle forward of yours. There is a dummy down with an obvious compound fracture from a gunshot wound.
  4. Engage two poppers and a standing steel target, one handed, from behind cover, at about 10 yards.
  5. Because they downloaded your mags, you go to slide lock…
  6. One handed reload. Engage targets again.
  7. Then go back to the dummy and start to assess. Then a 30 second warning that you will lose consciousness unless you tourniquet your arm, the one with the tennis ball.
  8. Retrieve your TQ from its carry position, apply it, tighten, and lock it down. All one handed.
  9. Begin treatment of the downed subject…..



Establish your grip, see your sights, PRESS…

Another great day of training with Keith Tyler of Tyler Firearms Instruction.

I learn every time I train with Keith, whether in the privates I’ve taken or the group lessons or targeted team instruction. He’s a phenomenal resource to have on hand. His combination of practical application of sports performance theory and shooting performance drills speaks to the part of me that is aways asking “Why?”

Even when I should be probably be concentrating on the what and how…

What strikes me is that every time I learn from Keith, he’s learned. He is constantly training and studying to improve his discipline. He talked today of taking several months each off from doing any competing or teaching in order to engage in continuing education: reading, taking classes, experimenting with the teaching and views of others on high performance shooting to glean what he can. That he is a Grand Master Open class shooter notwithstanding, he is still growing his personal expression of the art.

And that’s another lesson I learned from him today….