Originally Posted by WhyZee
thanks for the replies to this thread
yes I agree that classes are a good idea "in general" but as for me, I thought I typed about that in 1.1 and repeated in 8.2 above...
1.1 geezer age some health issues not physically fit
8.2 health issues affect focus ability mobility
am I being too cryptic here ? what do y'all think these words mean ? that I get up in the morning run 5 miles then 1 hour workout only 1 day a week instead of 7 days a week ? well no it does not mean that I suppose I can attention whore my health issues here but really I'd rather not
what I'd like to read from people who have attended those shooting classes are what kinds of important things you learned
I like internet stuff and it suits my needs and purposes very well. I don't want to be some tacticool operator able to shoot down multiple targets doing double taps while running and kneeling behind barricades etc I just want to be a quiet old geezer who manages to surprise some piece of sh*t and shoot back a few times
Just because you are older with health issues does not mean you cannot train with a professional
. It may mean one on one training, besides you should avoid the mall ninja type trainers anyway. Plus you can train on your own. A short time in a class is not going to make you the best you can be.
Keep in mind I am 62 years old, have had several heart attacks, several procedures including bypass surgery. I survive with a pacemaker defibrillator in my chest, and am not the most spry youngster on the block.
I train every single day, because of my disabilities I become better at what I can do. I suggest the purchase of a blue gun for practice drawing, they are about 50 bucks. Well worth it to avoid a trip to the ER, or worse. I also train point shooting daily with an airsoft replica, about 200 rounds a day. A replica will cost you more or less than 100 bucks.
I also carry a hardwood cane, and I practice using that cane for SD. A cane is in your hands all the time, no need to draw. It can give you time to draw, and does very well at keeping thugs away from you.
The most important training is situational awareness, this will likely keep you out of the deep stuff in the first place. You already do this when driving a car, though some people are better than others at it. Take the same awareness you use for driving, apply it to public carry, and you will be ahead of the game.