The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Shooting at CT Elementary School. WTF AMERICA?!« on: January 15, 2013, 05:21:35 pm »
What most people don't realize is what happens to your perceptions when you get in a situation like that. It takes frequent training to do things automatically. Going to the range once a month doesn't cut it.
I have a friend who was a SWAT trainer. One of the drills they had to do was soak their arms up to the elbows in ice water and then demonstrate they could still maintain, load & shoot their weapons effectively with severely reduced dexterity. The numbing from the ice was said to simulate the state of being highly adrenalized in an extreme situation.
Of all the people I know with guns, if shit went down, Steve is the only guy who I would actually want around. The rest of them are either totally out of practise or believe that standing in a shooting range makes them combat ready.