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There is a major issue amongst American handgun owners, including those who carry.

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We are often quick to throw money at the latest guns, holsters, stacks of ammunition and so on. We may even spend countless hours at the range, plinking away, but we far too often neglect training.

Training is learning and acquiring skills, usually under the guidance of a trainer who already has those skills. Training is usually conducted if not in a formal manner, in some sort of structured way. You take Defensive Pistol 1 before Defensive Pistol 2 for example.

Practicing is repetition to maintain or improve skills learned from training. You can practice some defensive handgun skills at home on your own through dry fire and doing gun manipulations without any ammo. You can practice at the range as well but much of it can be done at home and more frequently.



The Need to Train First THEN Practice

There is a major issue amongst American handgun owners, including those who carry. We are often quick to throw money at the latest guns, holsters, stacks of ammunition and so on. We may even spend countless hours at the range, plinking away, but we far too often neglect training.

Training is learning and acquiring skills, usually under the guidance of a trainer who already has those skills. Training is usually conducted if not in a formal manner, in some sort of structured way. You take Defensive Pistol 1 before Defensive Pistol 2 for example.

Practicing is repetition to maintain or improve skills learned from training. You can practice some defensive handgun skills at home on your own through dry fire and doing gun manipulations without any ammo. You can practice at the range as well but much of it can be done at home and more frequently.



The Need to Train First THEN Practice

There is a major issue amongst American handgun owners, including those who carry. We are often quick to throw money at the latest guns, holsters, stacks of ammunition and so on. We may even spend countless hours at the range, plinking away, but we far too often neglect training.

Training is learning and acquiring skills, usually under the guidance of a trainer who already has those skills. Training is usually conducted if not in a formal manner, in some sort of structured way. You take Defensive Pistol 1 before Defensive Pistol 2 for example.

Practicing is repetition to maintain or improve skills learned from training. You can practice some defensive handgun skills at home on your own through dry fire and doing gun manipulations without any ammo. You can practice at the range as well but much of it can be done at home and more frequently.