Real training is an investment in money and time. Real training involves an instructor who creates a lesson plan or training sequence, watches your performance, and suggests corrective action. The instructor should challenge you to improve and provide instructional guidance when you fail to follow the plan.
Now how much would you say you train?
I’m going to suggest you get out and find a firearms training school like Trigger Action, LLC or any other well know training school and plunk down the money to attend. I bet you thought buying the gun was going to be the most expensive part of self-defense. Not true. If you want to do self-defense right, training and ammo will be your biggest costs. Deal with it.
These training schools will give you solid basics and expose you to a tremendous amount of “atmosphere” about the psychology of self-defense. That atmosphere is best used to broaden your perspective. I don’t expect you to believe and implement everything you see and hear. But everything you see and hear will add to your knowledge base.
I am not here to tell you how much you must train. But I would like it if you trained more! Your skills are perishable. And, make no mistake, you need skills.
I support the right to keep and bear arms. I support Constitutional Carry, but I’m telling you that with every right comes a responsibility. You have the right to bear arms, but when you do, you also have the responsibility to do so correctly and legally. So, even if the government doesn’t require you to get training, I think you should take it upon yourself to do so.
So, I ask again. How much do you train?