So what are my goals this year?
- Turn this website into a viable training company. Might just be able to do it, too. Time will tell.
- Train at Gunsite. I’ve been on a tear recently to get back to the source material of concealed carry movement and competitive shooting. That’s why I bought a 1911 to compete in Single Stack, took a MAG40 with Massad Ayoob and did ECQC with Craig Douglas.
Gunsite, however, is where all of this began. Without Col. Cooper and his vision, we’d still be flailing around trying to figure this out for ourselves.
- Take an Appleseed class. Not directly related to personal defense and tactical training, but still a lot of fun, and it will be a good activity to share with my sons as well.
- Enroll in over 100 hours of gun training. Again. I’ve done that for the past two years straight and I don’t see why it can’t happen again this year. I’m not going to be able to make TacCon (bummer) but there’s always next year.
- Get better at Precision Rifle. This has absolutely ZERO personal defense / protection application, but I caught the precision shooting bug last year, and I find it a fun sport to shoot. It’s important to remember that yes, defending your loved ones is vitally important and we should practice and train to be as best as we can be, but it’s also important to remember that shooting guns is also FUN.
Gun-wise, I want to get a suppressor for my Smith&Wesson Victory .22 pistol. Shooting suppressed .22 pistols (especially when they have red dots on them) is one of the best ways to isolate any issues with trigger press. A suppressed .22 with a red dot eliminates sight picture, recoil and flinch from the mix, allowing you to focus on just how you’re pulling the trigger.
Plus they’re a heck of a lot of fun to shoot, and that’s important as well.
So what are your goals for 2019?