The training community is often obsessed with and overestimates the value of what we do and say. The Most Dangerous Man in the World cautioned me about becoming too enthused about hearing myself talk (not me personally but rather as an occupational hazard) as a firearms instructor. More and more, I appreciate his wisdom in that regard.
Is training a substitute for practice and experience? Even bad practice will generally lead to some action.
Doing anything, even the wrong thing, is better than doing nothing.Ranger saying
I’m not sure the same is true for training, especially when it occurred more than 30 days ago. That’s the half-life of hands-on training, according to Army Medical Department studies.
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I’m working on the next volume, Tales of the Gauge, about LAPD shotgun shootouts. It’s very interesting.