Originally Posted by GlockStar
A post about the affects of adrenaline in another thread led me to create this topic. Bare with me, as it might not be as put together as I would have liked.
Basically, anytime your life is in danger, be it a fist fight or a gun fight, adrenaline takes over. Now for our LEO's and Soldiers, this isn't much of a problem. Considering that they have spent a large portion of their adult lives training for just this reason. They fall back on good training and solid repetitions which usually serves them well in chaos.
Where does that leave the rest of us? My girlfriend for example, she has no problems at the range when it comes to clearing malfunctions, changing mags, or any of the other simple tasks that go along with operating a firearm. Kick her door in and she would most likely be frazzled to the point where she is nowhere near as effective with that firearm as she really is. Forgetting one simple step could be the difference between life and death.
I guess what I hope to achieve by this is as follows: Does anyone know of any legit ways to trigger adrenaline or at least simulate it? I do not feel comfortable yelling at her like a Drill Sargent and I do not believe she is going to handle her firearm nearly enough to make it an extension of her hand.
That being said, do you feel a once a week shooter is going to have the skill set to fall back on when adrenaline takes over and you are no longer "conscious" of every action you make so to speak?
"Kick my door in", and I'm already going to be pissed, because
you just wrecked my door. I don't know about training, but if you
damage my house after I just got it back together, you
have some training to back up that move, and my less than kind
response to it...
Everybody trains a little differently. IMO, you need to visualize and
practice for as many scenarios as you can,
but it's an anomaly of probability that disasters and emergencies
rarely play out along statistical guidelines or predictable patterns.
Training which embraces the unlikely as well as the predictable is good.
Allow me to share with you the story about the guy who went
ice fishing with his new Jeep, his friend, his dog, some dynamite,
and a shotgun.
They parked on a frozen lake. Dug a hole in the ice, planted the dynamite,
lit the fuse, then backed off. The dog, a Retriever, decided at that moment
to retrieve the lit stick of dyno. The two guys, in an effort
to stop the dog from running up them, fired the shotgun,
with a birdshot load a little off center of the dog. The dog,
feeling the sting, then ran under the truck, where he felt safe.
Ka-BOOM! The new Jeep sank into the ice. For some reason the
insurance company didn't want to pay for the Jeep...