May I invite your attention to:
Exercise. Strengthen your hands and forearms particularly.
The usual warnings about checking with your doctor before
beginning any exercise regimen apply.
I know this may seem odd in a low intensity basic class,
but grip strength is one of the most important, and overlooked,
factors in the ability to shoot a major caliber handgun well.
'Well' as in quickly and accurately.
-- Steve Cooper, Paladin Training, Inc.
Advice for the first timer.
June 14, 2013 at 13:39
Here’s a bit of amusing advice based on my first time out at a restaurant:
if you carry at the 4 o’clock position, be mindful of open backed chairs.
I stood up and took the chair with me.
"Find out beforehand if your instructors will speak
for you if you get in trouble for doing what they
taught you to do." -- Massad Ayoob
Center Axis Relock system by Paul Castle
"An Alternate Look at Handgun Stopping Power"
by Greg Ellifritz
"I think the most interesting statistic is the percentage
of people who stopped with one shot to the torso or head.
There wasn't much variation between calibers."
"All the common defensive calibers required around 2 rounds
on average to incapacitate."
"Spotting a hidden handgun" by Robert T. Gallagher,
former NYPD detective, Anti-Robbery Tactical Unit
The need for speed: Presentation, draw, and safety