A recent post to nrainstructors@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Basic Pistol vs. Personal Protection

Since we're speaking of analogies, requiring Basic Pistol to carry on the street is like teaching people to race Stock Cars so they become good defensive drivers. Sure, some of the skills for competition translate to the street, but by no means is it the most appropriate method of instruction. There is, perhaps, wasted effort. There are, in fact, unanswered questions for those who wish to learn skills appropriate to defensive pistolcraft.

It behooves the largest developer of firearms training in the world, both for private citizens and for law enforcement, to develop a basic course appropriate for teaching people to safety draw pistols from concealment and develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to safely learn shooting pistols defensively.

It pains me to learn that a course meeting this objective has lain dormant in NRA's training department for the better part of a decade.

There are tons of private enterprises that do an excellent job of teaching these techniques. There should be a baseline of basic skills and a course that teaches them.

Let's serve our shared common interests here. It behooves us all for there to be inexpensive basic instruction available in the baseline skills.

Josh Poulson, TC
Ridgefield, WA

Josh Poulson

Posted Tuesday, Aug 10 2004 04:54 PM

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