So, I completed the first phase today. I'm not sure when the second phase is. Generally, it was a good course particularly for a novice. For those who have spent any length of time combat shooting then it was quite the paradox. From the empty chamber to the "sling shot" method of racking the slide it took some thinking to complete tasks the Israeli way. I'd say the most complicated element for me, as it was not only a new skill, a pardoxical skill, and a fine motor skill was using the weak hand thumb to release the slide.
I understand the point of carrying unchambered that they're making, and it really doesn't "seem" like it takes any longer to chamber the round and fire than it does to merely fire, but this is something I can't see myself adopting. Negligent discharges aren't a major concern of mine. Getting my weapon snatched and used against me is a minimal concern particularly now that I'm not in uniform openly carrying. However, drawing, chambering, pointing/aiming/flashing/whatever you're doing, and then firing seems like there's too much room for something to go wrong particularly in a confined space, rain or other wet conditions, extreme cold, or hand injury.
Having said the above, it was a nice cadre and an enjoyable day. I look forward to advanced training.
Edited by ArkansasFan, 17 September 2016 - 07:47 PM.