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Fault Correction Charts

November 07, 2018 Foresight Tactical

Fault Correction Charts

  Most shooters would have come across various types of marksmanship fault correction charts, such as the customary pistol correction chart shown below.  They come in various styles, and can be found for both pistols and rifles, but what they all have in common is that they attempt to identify what firing faults are occurring based on shot placement.  If the rounds are here you must be doing this...right?  Wrong!      In reality these charts are of negligible benefit to both shooter and coach for most real world shooting applications. There is no one size fits all approach to coaching...


Instructor Development at the Summit of Mount Stupid

January 25, 2018 Foresight Tactical

Instructor Development at the Summit of Mount Stupid

“If you're incompetent, you can't know you're incompetent ... The skills you need to produce a right answer are exactly the skills you need to recognize what a right answer is." - David Dunning While driving to the range one day, a good friend was speaking to us about various firearms training topics.  This friend is highly skilled and very knowledgeable about the subject and he explained that over several years he had come to the realisation that much of the information that he takes for granted is in fact alien to many shooters and firearms instructors.  That what he...


The million-dollar question and the fifteen/fifteen approach

December 18, 2017 Foresight Tactical

The million-dollar question and the fifteen/fifteen approach

A few years back, strength coach Mark Rippetoe wrote a great article called “The Biggest Training Fallacy of All.”  The article contained an anecdote about tanning and an individual laying out in the sun for fifteen minutes on their back and fifteen minutes on their front for a week, after which they had turned a nice shade of brown.  Heartened by the results the individual committed to continuing this tanning regimen by laying out for fifteen minutes on their back and fifteen minutes on their front for a full month.  The million-dollar question is, what shade of brown is that...


Stifling Performance in Firearms Training

November 29, 2017 Foresight Tactical

Stifling Performance in Firearms Training

  A good firearms instructor is many things; a teacher, coach, mentor, leader, problem solver and a perpetual student.  By teaching the right things, in the right way a good instructor can bring out the best in their students and ensure their continued development. But not all methods of firearms instruction are helpful and, unfortunately, there are several methods that will ultimately stifle performance.  This article will outline some of the most common characteristics of poor instruction. Dogma The firearms training community is rife with throwaway lines, myths and legends.  Some have their basis in fact but over time their...


“Basic” Firearms Training for Law Enforcement

November 16, 2017 Foresight Tactical

“Basic” Firearms Training for Law Enforcement

Law enforcement officers perform a difficult and often thankless job.  The men and women of the Thin Blue Line put on the uniform and go to work, never knowing for certain what they are going to encounter and always facing the very real prospect of being seriously injured, or worse.  They do this while facing ever increasing scrutiny and with limited public support.  In addition, the modern era has ushered in new threats to law enforcement, and the threat profile is constantly changing, meaning officers need to be more resourceful and more capable than ever.  Given the harsh realities of...