There never seems to be a shortage of people to chime in (unsolicited) and tell you what you’re doing wrong. On the occasion that they have a valid point, very few are able to offer a practical suggestion on how to solve that problem.
So how does this relate to firearms training and shooting problems? Good question. 🙂
Recently I had the opportunity to watch some training take place. There was a shooter who was having issues getting rounds on target. The “instructor” came up and told them they were anticipating the recoil and that was their problem. He then told them to put an empty brass casing on the front of the slide and not let it move while doing dry practice. Sounds good right?
Sure, unless you’re the shooter. They were told a possible problem and given a technique that simply shows when that problem is happening. There was no solution that was offered – they weren’t given specific suggestions on how to make that happen.
If the trainer isn’t able to
Correctly identify shooting problems
Communicate that problem to you
Provide a practical solution
Reevaluate your shooting to see if that is the correct solution
Continually work with you to make sure you have a beginning grasp of the concept