Podcast 82 Competition and Straining Scars

By on January 27, 2014

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We’ve all heard that competition can get you killed and training is good for you.  But is that true?  There are things in competition and training that can get you killed in a real fight, but if you watch out for them you can overcome that and competition can be good for you.  Training is definitely good for you, so go get some.


Hand-To-Hand Self Defense

  • Wrestling
  • Ju-Jitsu
  • Karate
  • MMA

Horrible IDPA and USPSA Habits

  • Pressing the trigger to confirm the gun is empty
  • You get use to carrying an empty gun
    • Safety gets Lax
    • Weight Difference with full ammo

Bad Habits of Shooting Games

  • Unrealistic Distances
  • Moving Habits
  • Shooting in the Correct order
  • Shooting Specific amounts on a target

Competition and/or Training Scars

  • Holstering an Empty weapon
  • Needing an outside go signal
    • Beep
    • “Fire”
  • Admin Loading
  • Looking for where your bullets hit before moving on
  • 180 Rule
  • “Never” do that, Never, say Never!


  • Feb 8, 2014 Pistol Fighting Dynamics Low Light in San Antonio TX
  • March 8, 201Pistol Fighting Dynamics 1-Day in Dallas TX
  • April 5-6, 2014 Close Range Gunfighting in San Antonio TX
  • June 7-9, 2014 Beyond Concealed Carry Enhanced in Centerton AR
  • Aug 9, 2014 Beyond Concealed Carry with Author Glen Tate in Seattle WA
  • ShootersClubMembers.com Is the membership-training site that helps support this show.  Members get extra audio and video content found nowhere else.  The videos are all shooting how to about defending yourself with a gun.  The audio has great interviews with giants in the self defense industry.  All of it is stuff you will find only find here.
    • The Big Giveaway June 30, 2014
    • We are giving away a M&P Shield 9mm, 250 Rounds of 9mm, some course tickets, and a shooting bag to 4 lucky members.  To enter all you have to do is be an annual shooter’s club member.

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  1. Mark Naylor
    February 16, 2014

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    Ben I didn’t have your email, so I will leave this as a commend on your podcast website. I mentioned first person defender last weekend at the night training session. Check out: http://www.youtube.com/user/GunTalkTV

    Roll down to “First Person Defender”–the specific one I was talking about was Woman Stops Gas Station Robbery – First Person Defender

    Check out the purse carry strategy–brilliant!–MN

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