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It is said that achieving Mastery in any craft takes 10,000 hours. It doesn't matter if you are playing piano or mastering the pistol, the same methods apply. Through the process of achieving mastery in your chosen activity the nuance is revealed. Layer by layer the practitioner discovers connections between seemingly dissimilar disciplines and becomes fluent enough to create their own unique style and new techniques.
Survival is a term, thrown around by many, to signify various meanings. For some it is the continuation of a doomsday scenario involving financial collapse, disease outbreak, or zombies. For others it may be winning a military simulation competition. And, for others, it’s a general sense of responsibility to their family and friends; to know something about survival in austere environments just in case.
Survival gear is not always what it appears to be. Take for example, a simple trash bag. Although these extraordinarily inexpensive and handy bags are everywhere, most people would not associate them with survival. Garbage bags are indeed a crucial tool that should be in every survival kit.
Many people have found the idea of the Law of Threes a valuable bit of information to apply to their own survival plans. However, knowing about an idea and actually putting that plan to work can make a person a little apprehensive. How can you make the concept a reality, easily retained, and used when the need arises?
Real life situation firearms training is far more complex than standing at a static distance from a bullseye target and striving to turn the “X” ring into a dime sized hole in the paper, with a boxful of ammo. It is a series of exercises designed to train both brain and muscle memories to act and react faster in real life shooting situations. The “range” shooting situations, where you are standing still and upright (Weaver or isosceles stances) and concentrating on the bullseye; could get you killed in a real life situation. So, what can you do to help prepare for real life shooting situations and have a better chance of winning?