Today I want to talk a little about something I call The Marksman’s Path. No, I’m not referring to myself. One of the stated goals of this website is to build a better kind of citizen.
I wanted to take a moment to discuss what that looks like. So settle in, press play, and let’s get to it.
The hard truth is that most of us in the shooting world have a poor mindset when it comes to how we buy gear. We prioritize the weapon’s capability over our own and then sacrifice our time and training as a result. We need to stop that.
Today we’re talking about mindset. Too many people have a bias towards the status quo, and it’s actively holding them back from reaching their goals. It’s not entirely their fault, though, because there’s a lot of systems trying to maintain that status quo.
This is a podcast episode from Jack Donovan’s Start the World. It’s a short listen at 10 minutes, but it’s totally worth it for the gut check on your fitness habits.
We’re getting philosophical for a bit. I’m filing this under the “Mindset” category because it has broad implications across many areas of life beyond just shooting, competition, or defense. In fact, I think this is one of the biggest cultural issues I see among gun owners in general.
Perception matters. This article is a discussion about navigating a continuum between “day to day” and “war is imminent” when it comes to the appearance of preparedness.
I don’t think many people bat an eye when they see someone practicing archery, fencing, or traditional forms of martial arts. We should be portraying marksmanship and the shooting sports in the same way.
I collect manuals and books dealing with the Cold War era. Today, I want to take a closer look at one of those books. I find this particular one relevant to the topics of community defense and working with a team to provide security.
Every once and while, you see, hear, or read something that you just stop and can’t help but nod along with. That happened to me recently while listening to the Fieldcraft Survival podcast. Mike and Kurt put out a lot of great content, but this one definitely stuck with me.
If we are to truly embark on a journey of mastery in any given area of our lives, then we must dedicate ourselves to the enjoyment of that journey for the sake of taking it. It’s not about the end goal.