Great picture. I could not get the yahoo ones to work for me. I am hoping to get a few more from some of the other guys and I'll post them when I do.
Sonny and Paul and I have been in discussions already on how to make it better for October.
"It seems to me that the American gun culture has ossified to the point that any deviation from standard format is deemed unworthy, unsafe, and not worth the time."
That is one of the most profound things I have read from a student on this forum and emminently true. Go to the majority of academies around the nation and the material they are doing is merely bullseye shooting. It is a combat-flavored sport-based effort to empower those who come with the question of how to win a fight. Knowing little, the student leaves clinging to that which empowered him and another zealot is born.
No exaggerated reaction from me is required, as mandated by our gun safety culture. Perhaps this is the key: we (as the gun culture) have become too rigid in order to accomodate the least competent shooters.
A certain rigidity is needed when teaching beginners...or "newbies". But like Musashi's boat, many of those precautions don't need to be dragged with you on your back after you get accross the river.
Gun rules, any rules, are simply formulated by men. None of them are holy or anything like that. In fact, many of the old time gunmen didn't go along with many of the perceived "norms" of today. These "norms" are merely crystalized opinions...and opinions are like noses. You know the rest, but the point is that not all noses arte alike, nor is one nose better than another.
Many of the techniques I use are dictated by range rules. I think these limitations are preventing me from achieving the next level.
Very true. If only the majority of the gun culture would test their skills via force on force we would see a complete change in the way things are done. But to change one needs to realize there is imperfection, and that is hard for some to accept.
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