January 03, 2019

Vol. 13  No. 01

News Letter

(What's Good Enough?)

Staying Aliveģ:  Firearms Training & Texas License To Carry

Michael J Arnold


Scheduled Training:
Subject: Texas License To Carry
Date: CLICK HERE for next class date
Time: 0800
Place: Bexar Community Shooting Range
Marion, TX  78124

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Registration: CLICK HERE for class registration form

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What's Good Enough?

Over the years, I've occasionally pondered a shooting related question: "How good should I try to be?

Heaven knows, I'm not asking the question because I think I'm getting close enough to the goal to be content with my progress.  Rather, I tend to ask the question as more of a reality check.

Maybe, I should be asking, "How good do I need to be?"

That's easy.  I need to be better than my adversary.

Better at what?  Better at a skill that in his single minded quest to be fast with a gun, he might have overlooked.

I need to realize that the time I spend getting "fast enough" to win the fight, with a gun, might be better spent getting "stealthy enough" to win the fight with a knife.  Or, "smart enough" to win the fight, by avoiding it altogether.

So, what's the best approach?

My friend, Rudy Salazar, is a firm believer in cross-training.  By varying the development of your skills you become less predictable.

Are you good enough?  Greg Ellifritz has some interesting thoughts on the matter, in the following article.

I hope it will help get your New Year off to a good start.

Skill Development - When Are You Good Enough?

Greg Ellifritz

With the arrival of the new year, Iím seeing my gun and combatives oriented friends posting on social media about their new yearís resolutions.  Everyone is resolving to do more.  More dry fire.  More live fire.  More Jits classes.  More running.  Itís always more.

Sometimes more is better.  But you canít continue to do more indefinitely.    

Train like your life depends on it.

(It could)

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Staying Alive, Inc.
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Michael Arnold
Chris Bird
Rudy Salazar
Pat Scott

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