I Like Sandwiches and Tactical Training
Why are people more interested in taking classes where they get to dress up in full kit as apposed to non-shooting classes (or with less shooting) where they will learn an actual skill? Now I understand that I come from a background where I pull triggers for a paycheck and work in the 3rd World as a job, so in my mind I am thinking "why take a class if I don't learn how to do something, I only have a month off this year?"
One example is EP/PSD Courses - I have had several top EP/PSD Instructors tell me I am crazy to offer an EP/PSD course that only teaches Classroom based Academic training and does not have tons of shooting in it (despite the fact that the base EP/PSD skills are non-shooting skills), one buddy that is a Rock Star in the PSD/EP business said “Just add a day or two of shooting on your course and you will sell out – pander to people”
Also Combat Causality Care or Tactical Medicine, I have been told that I wont book a class with non-contractors/cops/mil unless I throw in a couple of day of shooting in the air while students are supposed to be learning. But Combat Lifesaver and Field Medicine are classroom based skills.
This makes me want to eat my 1911 – Do people really deep inside just not want to learn an actual skill VS doing something “cool” where they can post pictures of themselves on Facebook wearing full kit?
~James G Founder – Editor in Chief
James G is a Veteran Civilian Contractor who has worked in the Middle East and Southeast Asia for way too long. He spends his off time in Indonesia and Virginia getting drunk, shooting guns, writing poorly written articles and