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postheadericon Bletchley Park: Training the next the generation of cybersecurity codebreakers

Bletchley Park, considered to be the birthplace of modern computing, is to train the generation of cybersecurity codebreakers.

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postheadericon Know your enemy: Training can help avoid cybersecurity pitfalls

European Cyber Security Month offers a great opportunity to remind people of some of the practices that can boost their cybersecurity skills.

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postheadericon Organizations ‘need to deliver social engineering training’

More focus on how to spot social engineering attacks is needed in organizations, according to expert Jenny Radcliffe.

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postheadericon After Concealed Carry Training: 10 Skills To Master

By Luke McCoy via USA CARRY

In most states, there’s a mandatory training course that all concealed carry applicants have to take before applying or receiving their concealed carry licenses. These courses are meant to be informative and educational. They are not meant to be a capstone course in your own personal handgun training.

After the course is through and the ink on the certificate is dry, there’s some skills we all continually have to practice. In this article, we’ll go over ten essentials.

1. Trigger discipline

This cannot be urged enough. A lack of trigger discipline will result in a negligent discharge with a loaded weapon. It’s not a question of “if”, it’s a matter of when. Always practice drawing and holstering your concealed carry handgun with finger off of the trigger. If you have issues with your finger sliding onto trigger before you’re ready to fire — iron that habit out now before it bites you. Chgheck out the common mistakes and considerations in trigger control.

2. Basic marksmanship

It can’t be said enough… In an actual emergency defensive gun use scenario, the vast majority of people will have an elevated heart rate. This will cause their hands to shake and accuracy will take a hit. The more practiced your shot is, the better expectation you have of where that round will go in a life or death scenario.

3. Scanning after firing

At the range, we know the target is right ahead of us (12 o’clock). In reality, we can’t depend that our bad guy is going to sit still at precisely 5-10 yards away. We also can’t count on him acting alone. Always practice scanning after you engage your target.

4. Communication after a shooting

If you just stopped a bad guy in the middle of a crowded area, people may or may not know that you aren’t the bad guy. It sounds silly but in the panic and hysteria of gunshots, people’s perception will go haywire. Practice communicating after a shoot. It’s simple. Reiterate what happened. There was a bad guy, you neutralized him, everybody stay calm and stay hidden until police arrive. Boom, done.

5. Reloading

At the range, we calmly depress the magazine release and just take a new magazine off the bench. In a defensive gun use scenario, that won’t help. Practicing reloading at the range is more than just dropping a magazine and slapping in a new one. It’s about keeping your pistol aligned in a safe direction and staying in the fight. Practicing combat reloads is more about reinforcing your own personal habits than it is about showing off for buddies. For tips on reloading, check out Ben Findley’s article: Pistol RELOADS: Methods, Considerations, and Magazine Tips

6. Fight de-escalation

One of the core essentials of concealed carry defensive gun use is if you feel your life is imminently threatened by hostile actions of another individual. However, how many times in our own life have we encountered situations that we know could have been averted by simply walking away or a little diplomacy. There will be people out in this world who aren’t interested in diplomacy or letting you walk away. For those people, you will need to defend yourself. For the rest, practice identifying and de-escalating a conflict.

7. Scenario drills

If you have a significant other or close friends, draft them into your own private acting troupe. Have them roleplay out different scenarios and push yourself to find how you would honestly react given those situations. Roleplay is probably one of the easiest and cost-effective ways to really find out how different reality can be from how you think it will be.

8. Safely storing unused firearms

If a gun isn’t in your personal possession, that doesn’t mean stash it somewhere hidden. Practice locking up guns that are not in your possession.

9. Carry everyday

Your training and your equipment are useless without you and your gun. If one is absent, the other is useless. Carry every single day — even at home.

10. Self-awareness

This is the hardest skill to develop and arguably the most essential for concealed carry. Self-awareness is knowing how your actions affect other people and situations. If you understand how your behavior affects others, you can quickly identify the difference between that and something else.

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postheadericon Nearly 20% Of The Country Is Now Permitless Carry, But Make Sure You’re Still Training

With Idaho passing permitless concealed carry recently, they became the 9th state in the Country to allow this. That’s a lot of people under the no-permit carry umbrella. But what about training? Should they still do it / seek it?

In reality, many states with permit requirements do not have any requirements for training. Some simply have you sit in a 4 or 8 hour class to receive your permit (after submitting your application and passing a background check as well, of course), but they do not have any requirement to show proficiency with firearms.

That’s where the individual comes into play. And IMHO, training is something that every concealed carrier should be serious about.

While I don’t feel it should be a requirement, I see it as a personal responsibility –as a responsible gun owner– to make sure that we’re proficient with our firearms. It’s common sense. If you make the decision to carry, you should damn well be able to hit a target with a high rate of success.

Not only target proficiency, but what about drawing from concealment and shooting under stress? There are courses and classes all over the country that teach just that, and most of them are worth the money and time to check out. Plus, you enjoy shooting, right? Then it should be fun anyway!

If you aren’t seeking out professional training, routine trips to the range should be on your todo list at the very least. Shooting is a perishable skill, and we will only get better and more proficient the more we practice.

What about you? Do you train on a regular basis? Let us know in the comments section below.

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postheadericon [VIDEO] Boy Being Beaten By Two Men With Bat Is Saved By Concealed Carrier; Training Pays Off

The concealed carrier involved in this incident, Steven Pappas, shared his story with us and gave permission to share it with you. Any incident like this is a learning experience for every single person that decides to carry a firearm … Continue reading
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postheadericon Teachers Get Free Concealed Carry Training Course — Is It Time To Make Schools “Hard Targets” For Mass Shootings?

SOUTH JORDAN, UTAH — Getting teachers to become comfortable with guns in the classroom has traditionally been an uphill battle.  With most schools being designated “gun free zones” by state legislatures, it’s difficult to have a fast response system in … Continue reading
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postheadericon 5 Cures For Tunnel Vision — Concealed Carry Training

The human mind is amazing.  If our brain was the crowded room of a restaurant, all the distinct voices get lost in a sea of rolling static.  A waiter rolls out a cart of drinks, a chef quickly taps a … Continue reading
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postheadericon Training Tip: How to Develop a Smooth Double-Action Pull

Double Action revolver grip and trigger engagement.  Trigger control is one of the fundamental elements of shooting. Combined with grip, stance, sight alignment and breathing, you must master trigger control to shoot accurately, quickly, and with confidence. If you carry … Continue reading
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