The Five Frequent Excuses to Training

1. “I don’t have the time.”

This should more likely be phrased as:

“I don’t want to spend my time on that.”

Time is our most valuable resource. Therefore, it’s understandable to want to spend it wisely on the things that are important to us. However, I’d wager a bet that it isn’t an insignificant amount of time in your day that is spent on things that aren’t truly important to you. For instance, the average person spends a cumulative two hours on social media daily. What if we told you that just repurposing 10 minutes of those two hours to daily dry-fire is all you need to see massive improvements in your shooting skillset? We have some great ways to make this 10 minutes as convenient and manageable as possible to ensure your progress is consistent.

So the next question is – is the shooting skillset important to you?

2. “I don’t know where to start.”

This is a legitimate and sometimes wise question to ponder. If you don’t know where to start then you can end up at a dead end quickly with less money in your wallet and some bad or even dangerous habits to overcome. Seeking help to build a strong foundation is a smart play with a complex skill such as shooting. We’ve got you covered here with a program that begins right at the start – opening the box on your new pistol.

3. “I need better gear.”

The chances are astronomically high that you already have exactly what you need to get started. Yes, there are better guns out there. Better belts, better holsters, better ammunition, better triggers… This is an extremely difficult thing to accept for everyone, including me – but no – you don’t need them and you don’t need them right now. There are some definitive benefits to training on rough gear and learning how to stabilize a lengthy, gritty, heavy trigger to land a precision shot. So don’t worry about your gear right now, just learn how to use it. Soon you’ll get the knowledge and experience to know exactly what gear will fill in those gaps for you and what you want to accomplish and then you can “buy once, cry once”.  If you try to rush this process, you’ll end up with less money, more frustration and piles of useless gear. Trust me. (Here’s a list of gear that you need to get started)

4. “It costs too much money.”

Yes. The shooting skillset can be an expensive hobby, sport or necessity for self defense and the protection of others. Training courses, ammunition, the initial startup cost of firearms, magazines, belts, holsters, personal protective equipment… There can be a ton of cost. Here’s how we solve this issue:

Invest in yourself first via knowledge and dry-fire.  

Like we just talked about – you likely have the gear you need already to become a master in many disciplines of shooting. Learning how to learn in this game can speed up the entire process. Getting a solid base of knowledge and reps in dry-fire is a guaranteed way to increase your confidence, comfort and abilities in the shooting skillset. This is why we have created a program that is affordable and is built on training with your firearm for free, in dry-fire.

5. “I don’t want to fail.”

Sometimes the ego can keep us from the exact thing that we need, often for the simple reason that we don’t want to be proved that we aren’t as good as we think.

There is a common saying in Jiujitsu – “Leave your ego at the door.”

This is easier said than done, but it is extremely important when handling firearms. A common concern for new students is that they don’t want to go through that awkward and sometimes embarrassing phase of looking dumb, knowing little to nothing, or not knowing what to ask – which can sometimes be exacerbated in a group setting at an in-person class. This is one of the reasons why we have provided a virtual training environment along with a community forum of students that are in the same boat as you, albeit on different rivers. Just remember, the principle still remains – leave your ego at the door.

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