Don't be Intimidated by the Tacti-tards (The basics are still the same)

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Don't be Intimidated by the Tacti-tards (The basics are still the same)

Postby LSUTiger » Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:17 pm

I was talking to a friend who is wanting to get his LTC but is so hung up on "training" and how much training is needed blah blah blah.... Just get the LTC already. You don't have to achieve "operator" status to get LTC. Combine basic hand gun skills with situational awareness and testicular fortitude and start carrying already. The rest will come in time. It's mostly common sense.

Don't be Intimidated by the Tacti-tards (The basics are still the same)

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Postby dawning » Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:31 pm

Thanks for posting this. :tiphat:

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Postby TangoX-ray » Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:13 am

1. Do smart things
2. Don't do dumb things
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Postby JALLEN » Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:31 am

My flying instructor, whose flying license was signed by Orville Wright, would frequently admonish me "don't do nothing stupid!" Or was it "don't do nothing, stupid!"

It was hard to know which.
Luckily, I have enough willpower to control the driving ambition that rages within me.


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Postby madwildcat » Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:54 pm

A couple of my friends will be getting that link :mrgreen:


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Postby cb1000rider » Thu Mar 17, 2016 4:38 pm

JALLEN wrote:My flying instructor, whose flying license was signed by Orville Wright,


Really? I don't know if that's a good or bad thing, but amazing he still had a medical.

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Postby Jago668 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:39 pm

I'd certainly recommend everyone get personal training on the basics. Can really make a difference. It improved my shooting a good bit and I wasn't exactly horrible. Even just an hours worth. If you teach yourself you don't know what bad habits you are forming. Having someone able to watch you and correct those, I think is well worth the money.
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Re: Don't be Intimidated by the Tacti-tards (The basics are still the same)

Postby JALLEN » Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:58 am

cb1000rider wrote:
JALLEN wrote:My flying instructor, whose flying license was signed by Orville Wright,


Really? I don't know if that's a good or bad thing, but amazing he still had a medical.


It was a long time ago, Bill was probably in his 70's then, and instructors don't need a medical to instruct. They just can't fly on their own.

He was licensed in ~1930, Army Air Corp during WWII, and was a retired insurance salesman. He charged $10 a lesson, whether you rode around all afternoon on a cross country, or he met you at the airport and told you to do ten touch and goes solo. He didn't need the money. He just loved flying around in airplanes, especially when somebody else was paying for the gas.

Rules for successful flying:

1. Never land before you get to the airport.
2. Go potty every chance you get.
3. Never put yourself in a situation where you need more luck to get out of it than you can reasonably count on.

I logged about 100,000 minutes before I had to give it up. In those ~100,000 minutes, there were only 8-10 of them where I thought I was going to die, which I consider pretty good.
Luckily, I have enough willpower to control the driving ambition that rages within me.

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Postby JALLEN » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:04 am

Jago668 wrote:I'd certainly recommend everyone get personal training on the basics. Can really make a difference. It improved my shooting a good bit and I wasn't exactly horrible. Even just an hours worth. If you teach yourself you don't know what bad habits you are forming. Having someone able to watch you and correct those, I think is well worth the money.


Absolutely! There are a number of very good instructors around, giving weekend schools in basic techniques. If you can avoid the pure Rambo types, it can be very worthwhile.

Refreshers aren't a waste of time or money either.
Luckily, I have enough willpower to control the driving ambition that rages within me.

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Re: Don't be Intimidated by the Tacti-tards (The basics are still the same)

Postby TangoX-ray » Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:00 am

JALLEN wrote:
cb1000rider wrote:
JALLEN wrote:My flying instructor, whose flying license was signed by Orville Wright,


Really? I don't know if that's a good or bad thing, but amazing he still had a medical.


It was a long time ago, Bill was probably in his 70's then, and instructors don't need a medical to instruct. They just can't fly on their own.

He was licensed in ~1930, Army Air Corp during WWII, and was a retired insurance salesman. He charged $10 a lesson, whether you rode around all afternoon on a cross country, or he met you at the airport and told you to do ten touch and goes solo. He didn't need the money. He just loved flying around in airplanes, especially when somebody else was paying for the gas.

Rules for successful flying:

1. Never land before you get to the airport.
2. Go potty every chance you get.
3. Never put yourself in a situation where you need more luck to get out of it than you can reasonably count on.

I logged about 100,000 minutes before I had to give it up. In those ~100,000 minutes, there were only 8-10 of them where I thought I was going to die, which I consider pretty good.


Those are pretty good rules. A few more good ones:

4. The only time you wish you had less fuel is if you are on fire.
5. Better to be on the ground wishing you were flying than the other way around.
6. There are old pilots and bold pilots, but very few old, bold pilots.
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"We don't rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training." - Archiloches (650 BC)


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