2017 has been a great year for me! Major accomplishments being able to train with great people. As mentioned in part 1 I had the opportunity to train with Provectus Group! I had a great experience. More importantly, I learned a lot from this experience. That's what I want to talk to you about today. The things I have learned leaving 2017 and entering 2018. Through this journey you are going to see what it takes to become an effective shooter. You are going to experience it as I experience it from the gym to the range. Yes, it's going to be hard work but i'm up for the challenge.
A few months ago our country was hit with "mass shooting" in Sutherland Springs, Texas 😩. Twenty-six innocent lives were taken that day ranging from 17 months to 77 years old. This heinous act took place where you least expected something like this to occur! A CHURCH! If you cant expect to be safe in a church you can't expect to be safe anywhere else! Thankfully a good Samaritan by the name of Stephen Willieford stepped in to STOP THE THREAT! As you are reading this, on Feb 14, 2018 in Broward County, FL more tragedy has ripped through the country, 17 reported dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
When we think of the phrase "stop the threat" or "stopping the threat" what does that mean? What actually goes into stopping the threat? I can tell you, it not enough to think you can do it but knowing you can do it. You know you can do it because you've invested the time and money into getting the proper training, preparing you for bad days like the one in Sutherland Springs, Texas; Aurora, Colorado; Las Vegas, Nevada; Boston, Massachusetts, or just recently Broward County, Florida. Take a few minutes to watch the next two videos of Stephen Willeford account of this horrific event.
Here's a video of Stephen Willeford moments after stopping the threat (Forward to 1:40)
Stephen Willeford tell his story [fast foward to 10:00]
As you can see can see, Mr. Willeford did what most would consider the unthinkable. He confronted the gunman. Something switched on in him and he took action! But to be able to preform as Mr. Willeford did, we must seek out the proper training. Not only seeking proper training but have the right equipment for the job [i.e firearm, Ammo, Trauma kit] . A great instructor and mentor can help guide you through the multi faceted process.
People the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Let's be proactive people. Let's not wait for something bad to happen to kick it into gear. It's not enough to simply own a firearm! You must train with it.
Let's continue on our journey to being professional Everyday Carriers. Stay tuned for the next video which will be on Road to Becoming a Great Shooter Part 3 "The Course". Hang in there for the rest of the series because we're going to have some more learning and fun.
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