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Bad Holsters.

Joe Gilbert

Bad Holsters.

Truth is, if it doesn't work for other people who tested it under harder circumstances than you have, it doesn't work for you. You just don't know that yet.

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Grit and Winning Mindset.

Joe Gilbert

Grit and Winning Mindset.

You reach big goals with consistent baby steps, not intermittent fusillades. It’s not always exciting. However, you have to give yourself credit for small gains. They build momentum and provide much-needed life lessons.

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Shooting Isn't Enough.

Joe Gilbert

Shooting Isn't Enough.

One of the pioneers of civilian deadly-force encounter training, Massad Ayoob, did (and still does) teach almost all of these elements in his flagship course.  But almost no one else does, certainly not the plethora of young “trainers” these days with no real-world experience at all.  They can shoot (in some cases), but they aren’t teaching you how to survive: they don’t know how to; they don’t even realize that they aren’t.

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Drawing and Holstering in a Crowd.

Joe Gilbert

Drawing and Holstering  in a Crowd.

The only time an empty gun should be placed in a holster is during training to develop effective presentation and re-holsering skills. These skills are critical and are the among the very first things taught and reviewed in all of our "Beyond Concealed Carry" curricula.

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Neural Plasticity and Life-Long Learning.

Joe Gilbert

Neural Plasticity and Life-Long Learning.

 “what seems to matter is your strategy in life – so if older people have really good attentive abilities they can learn as fast as younger people.”

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