Here at MSW, we pride ourselves in providing blunt, no-nonsense information regarding training and equipment in the context of law enforcement, military or civilian self-defense. And make no mistake, this is serious business. We understand that giving the wrong advice when it comes to life saving equipment or training could result in loss of life or limb. And, admittedly, I would be lying if I did not say that both Hilton and I have been accused of coming across a bit on the serious side in our online personas. That said, over the years, I have learned that life is too short to be deadly serious all the time, or get wrapped around the axle over minutiae that really doesn’t matter.
In my travels, I have met quite a few firearms instructors that have gotten so wound up over training for “the big one” that they have forgotten why they most likely got into this in the first place: shooting is fun. And sometimes it just doesn’t matter whether the way I teach a tactical reload is different than the way someone else teaches it. I was reminded of this when I got a scathing email not long ago, chastising us for referring to the new 10-8 Glock Base Pads as “base pads” saying that Glock calls them floor plates. Congratulations bro, you finished that grueling 20-minute-class-packed-into-eight-hours known as the Glock Basic Armorer School. Regardless, the email was a good reminder to me not to take myself too seriously.
Basically, I just wanted to remind us all (including myself) that life is too short not to lighten up and have fun every once in a while. Along that vein, here are a couple of my favorite videos: