- Mar 6, 2023
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Yeah, gear is major incentive for many(hell, I'm guilty of that myself when it comes to rifles ). And yeah, gotta agree a lot of "beginner" training is not fun at all, especially if you're just starting...I think this kind of thing is common in "equipment intensive" activities. Look at what people spend on golf clubs! Probably more than they spend on instruction from a pro. For a lot of people, not all, guns and related gear is only partially practical. A large part of it is really a hobby, although some won't admit it. So the equipment is part of the fun. But it relates to training because a segment of the hobbyists will take training because they find it fun or think it's cool.
I've been shooting for over 50 years, mostly because I liked it. I competed with the 1911 and the M1 Garand on a Navy team. As a civilian, I took a lot of tactical training, not because it was work related, or I felt I was in danger, but because I could and because I liked it. Now I am older and I don't enjoy it as much as I used to, don't have as much access as I used to and can't afford it like I used to. But I still look at new guns. I changed up my EDC recently from a snubby to a P365. I did take a couple of lessons with it from a shooting instructor, but that is probably all I will do, other than laser training at home.
Bottom line is training is often motivated by enjoyment or job requirements if you are in LE or security. Outside of that, IMHO a lot of training nowadays is not enjoyable for beginners.
Jmf552, thank you for your response. I suspect we are not far off in agreement in this. That is why I said it will "probably get it done". I would also want a .45 ACP over a .22lr. In fact I would rather have a .223 over a .45 ACP, of course. 😊
But the point is, a lot of gun people know all about the "wiz bang delta attachment", combined with the "Laser/flashlight combo" and the "Zombie Death Round " 🔫 but you are right, because they don't know what a proper target engagement sequence is, and that's the problem.
Too much time researching "fear gear" purchase, not enough time developing the basics, basics that will 99 times out of 100 win fights. Too much time trying to figure out the right gun, or the right grip modification, or the right sight upgrade, or the right night vision scope, not enough time practicing how to grip and shoot. Definitely not enough time figuring out how to make reasonable decisions and stay calm under extreme, acute stress.
There is a place for consideration on bullet design, round capacity, and weapon choice. But those are relatively straight forward, simple decisions, not an endless quest for the holly grail of guns and gear that give you an advantage.
"wiz bang delta attachment", combined with the "Laser/flashlight combo" and the "Zombie Death Round "
Chuckled a bit on Tiger's A lot of gimmick names right now in industry that's for sure.