Saturday, December 21, 2013

Western Whitetail article: Basic Gear for Precision Shooting

The new issue of Western Whitetail has been released (Winter 2013), and on Page 46 you'll find Glen's column called "Make The Shot." In this issue he discusses the basic gear that you'll need to get into precision shooting. You can read the article in full by clicking here.

You can also find an advertisement for Independence Training on page 19.

And right now, until Dec 31, 2013, Western Whitetail is giving away FREE subscriptions to their magazine. A subscription consists of 4 issues - Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter - plus access to back issues. Get yours now before the New Year comes and you have to pay for it! Get Your Free Subscription.

Stay Aware, Stay Safe, and Train Hard.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Training vs. Practice: are you creating good habits?

Every day, people complete training courses of all kinds, from shooting to sewing. Where many of them miss the boat, however, and end up wasting time, money, and energy, is when they fail to practice what they learned in order to create good habits. Training courses merely give you a foundation to build on and knowledge to work with - they expose your weaknesses and show you what you need to work on. If you don't practice what you learned, to the point of unconscious competence, then all you really had was an experience, an "adventure" so to speak, and you'll be left wanting when the stressful times come around.

Over on the Loose Rounds blog, they had a guest writer named Mark Stanfill who wrote a really good article on shotguns and home defense (one of our favorite topics), and towards the end of his short article he really sums up what we're trying to say here (Read the article in it's entirety here: "Also remember that one class will not teach you how to win a gun fight. The class will merely give the foundation and basics of what you must continually practice once you leave the class." 

Watch our video below to learn about the difference between training and practice and how to avoid the common mistake of reinforcing bad habits!

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