Christian over at American Firearms School put me through my paces the other night: tactical reloads, close combat leading to live fire, shooting while moving, low-light shooting and more. It was a genuine eye-opener; as far away from standing and drilling paper as you can get. Unfortunately, that’s all that most of us can get. Still, we can train within those limits. One of the most important stationary shooting-compatible skills: post live fire situational awareness. All self-defense-oriented shooters should get in the habit of checking their environment after every string. As Christian pointed out, if you don’t look around, you’ll probably become mesmerized by the gore your rounds create, leaving yourself vulnerable to God-knows-what. What do you do to add a self-defense component to your range time?