The military has time to change mindsets and is not 100% successful
Weapons Trainers don’t have time to do this so we must count on the individual to rebuild themselves.
Use of force and firearms training cannot be sugar-coated but we do.
DEADLY FORCE DECISION-MAKING:
We do not need to teach, shoot don’t shoot using machines. We only test:
Visual acuity or target identification
Reaction time to a threat
All these produce false readings as there is no recoil, report, or sense of danger. Live fire test marksmanship under self-imposed stress.
We must overcome. Defined as you are talking or posturing when you should be fighting or shooting. Life is threatened and the threat is imminent.
We now negotiate until we fail, then we try to solve the problem. We now wait for the sake of waiting not for a strategic purpose which should be to improve our tactical position.
SET YOUR MENTAL TRIGGER AT DEFENSE OF LIFE -
Recognize circumstances that place you in imminent fear of death or great bodily harm to yourself or someone else.
Imagery is very important here as you can not be in lethal force situations every day … except in your mind.
After making the decision to shoot, mentally rehearse making a statement to include the facts and circumstances that led you to press the trigger
OPPONENT’S SKILL LEVELS:
Don’t underestimate but take the extra time needed to make the shot. See the mass of your pistol and manage your trigger. Most of the people you will go up against are unskilled. What they have going for them is THEY ARE WILLING!!!
YOUR OWN SKILL LEVEL:
Be confident. This requires an intense desire to be good
Rehearse or train, train, train.
Courage is the complement of fear. One can not exist without the other. A man that feels no fear can not be courageous. He is also a fool and probably a liar.
The greatest disease of the 20th century is cowardice and non-involvement. The only way to overcome fear is through CONTROLLED ANGER.