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Today I participated in force on force training. We went through 10 different scenarios - inside the home and out, daytime and night. The instructor (a LEO training instructor) changes up the scenarios, so this is something that it's good (IMHO) to do more than once.

I've always felt that if I pick up even ONE NEW THING it makes the class worthwhile. One of todays scenarios was designed to show the importance of keeping a flashlight at the bedside...this I already knew. But the new piece of info was that shining the light at the ceiling (rather than straight ahead) will illuminate the whole room or hallway!

Afterward, I went to the range for an hours work with my EDC (Shield 9mm).

All in all, a great day!!!
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I would really love to do one of those. The last time I was in a shoot house I broke my femur so, I have a little phobia I must overcome.
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I would really love to do one of those. The last time I was in a shoot house I broke my femur so, I have a little phobia I must overcome.
That's what phobias are for; to give you something to overcome. You should do it!
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The LGS has a PPOH (Personal Protection Outside the Home) class that I am trying to get into. Every time they run it, it fills up quick. It is a total 14 hours over a weekend. Among the things covered: Students will learn the proper draw-stroke and presentation of the pistol from concealment, reloading, malfunction clearances, use of cover, different shooting positions, turning and shooting, multiple targets, shooting and moving and low-light shooting.

Hopefully, I they will keep offering these classes!
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Today I participated in force on force training.

... One of todays scenarios was designed to show the importance of keeping a flashlight at the bedside...this I already knew. But the new piece of info was that shining the light at the ceiling (rather than straight ahead) will illuminate the whole room or hallway!
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Congrats. Fun, aren't they? (Presuming your luck in finding one being done by a professional instructor with experience, of course. )

Yep, learning how to employ a handheld light in a manner that takes advantage of the specific environment can be (pardon the pun) ... illuminating.

If the ceiling is raised really high, or isn't a 'reflective' surface, sometimes using a nearby wall can be similarly helpful (again, depending on the surface and it's ability to reflect & disperse bright light).

If the light source is suitably bright, learning to balance the dual advantages of obtaining illumination, as well as providing degree of a "wall of light", can be handy.

I just added picked up a second one of a neat little pocket light, the Foursevens brand LED model Mini ML-X, which is only .8" X 2.3", uses a single CR123A battery and on its highest setting puts out 252 lumens. Easy to drop in a robe or fleece pocket while rambling around the house and property at night.
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I've been through the NYPD "funhouse." Well actually, it used to be a funhouse. Now, it's an entire fun neighborhood with mock banks, stores, tenements, streets, etc. During my first run through, I was a young and cocky agent. I got blown away at every turn by inexperience and tactical errors. Under the guidance of the instructors, you quickly learn what to do or not to do.

Glad you got some serious tactical training with an LEO instructor.
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I've been through the NYPD "funhouse." Well actually, it used to be a funhouse. Now, it's an entire fun neighborhood with mock banks, stores, tenements, streetsshooting, etc. During my first run through, I was a young and cocky agent. I got blown away at every turn by inexperience and tactical errors. Under the guidance of the instructors, you quickly learn what to do or not to do.

Glad you got some serious tactical training with an LEO instructor.
The instructor said I did VERY well: Moving instead of standing on the "X", shooting while moving, threat recognition, assesment and appropriate action, shot placement, using "verbal judo" to either de-escalate or create a favorable advantage for myself.

I plan to take this class again in the future to experience different scenarios.
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