Be Heard: Why Do You Train?

Last week we discussed whether organized firearm training was vital or poser-ish. Most people seemed to think that it was the mindset and motivation of those being trained, not the training itself, that dictates the value of the training. That sounds pretty fair to me and it brings up another question – what is your motivation and mindset when training?

Is your motivation just to defend yourself and loved ones? Do you train to be prepared for a Hurricane Katrina situation or “the end of the world?” Maybe you just train for fun, some other reason or combination of reasons. So, what is your motivation for training with firearms?

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2 Responses to Be Heard: Why Do You Train?

  1. Trice B. May 15, 2012 at 20:32 #

    I train for being able to deal with whatever life may throw at me. I am an old Boy Scout and like to be prepared. I want to be able to be proficient with my tools and this is also one of the tools of my trade in public safety. I wish I could tell you most others in this field believe the same but reality has shown that they do not. It is also a great way to practice something I have enjoyed all my life. I love to shoot and learn new techniques for the toolbox as they say. Training helps me learn what to and how to practice too. I always know I can use more and wish I had more funds to do so.

  2. Jess Banda May 15, 2012 at 20:32 #

    I train a for all the reasons you listed…but it can all boil down to this: I train to deter those who will attempt to impose their will on me or my family.

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