In my opinion P.O.S.T. training for LEO’s, other defensive training classes such as USCCA training and live fire drills help defensive accuracy. You will fall back on your training in real life scenarios. It is also my opinion (although expensive) that there is no substitute for real live fire range time with a variety of targets. In a catastrophic incident involving defensive firearm use I understand I will not be able to look at the attacker and evaluate shot placement–I will just have to trust that I engaged the attacker and that all my shots are on target just as when I train. Outdoor and indoor range training from ground to standing two handed isosceles–strong hand, weak hand, rain, shine, daylight or night scenarios. Also getting used to the sound of live gunfire is of value when concentrating on staying alive in a critical incident.
That being said I believe good verbal judo is the first step to avoiding unnecessary and costly confrontation. The Chinese symbol for “Judo” is translated literally “Gentle Way”. Or as Kenny Rogers so eloquently sang in his song “Coward of the County”–walk away from trouble if you can.
I had the honor of meeting Tim Schmidt and Kevin Michalowski in Atlanta GA. The USCCA is an amazing story of success helping educate, train and inform members. The USCCA has a wonderful staff as well!