One very important lesson I learned from doing scenario training in the NRA Carry Guard program, is how you can forget the simplest things under duress.
In range training, especially indoor range training, it’s easy to develop training scars. Everything is very linear, for safety reasons. That is important. We can’t have everyone firing in random directions. But that is the reality of lethal force encounters.
There is no substitute for getting proper training on the range with a certified and experienced rangemaster. The training ideas and drills on this website and the Type3MalfunctionRound™ are not intended to replace formal training with an instructor, but to supplement it.
The importance of training with your gear. I learned a valuable lesson while doing some scenario training exercises during a 3-day NRA Carry Guard handgun course in Whidbey Island, Washington in July of 2018.