Props to the straight man. Dean Martin. Moe. Bud Abbott. Without a great straight man, the funny guy isn’t nearly so funny. Although the relationship between the two trainers at firearms.atactv.com is extremely tight, it must be said that Jim is a world-class straight man. Unfortunately, I can’t embed the video. So click here to watch the latest episode of their Saiga shotgun instructional series. Click here for my favorite Jim vid—even though his finger is gasp! on the trigger. And now the TTAG QOTD: do you think you’ll have enough presence of mind to think strategically in a gunfight? I know that many of you train yourself to react, rather than think. But brain dead can mean dead dead. And the more of you ask and expect of yourself mentally in a gunfight . . .
The less you may be able to do. Shouldn’t you follow the KISS principle, learn how to move to cover, shoot and run; and call it good? Do you honestly think you’d be able to do something as complicated as decide what zone the bad guy occupies and switch from shotshell to slugs? Under fire? How many of you carry spare ammo anyway?
To give us an idea of your combat capabilities, think of a highly stressful non-gunfighting situation where you had to think quickly. How did that pan out? Do you have grace under pressure? The TTAG militia master wants to know.