Polite Society Podcast Episode 400, Live on Lock and Load Radio with Bill Frady
We recorded the 400th episode of Paul Lathrop’s “The Polite Society Podcast.” We did something different to commemorate the four century mark. We recorded most of the podcast live on Bill Frady’s “Lock and Load” radio show. Massad Ayoob and Gail Pepin were our guests.
I’m glad I was there. Paul asked Massad if we could learn something about self-defense by competing in the shooting sports. Massad said there was a lot to learn. “Competition helps us know, “Can I run this gun under pressure?” A shooting a match is not a gunfight. Consider the reverse corollary: a gunfight absolutely is a shooting match. The person with the most time and experience running a gun under pressure will most likely win.”
We asked Gail and Massad if there was something a new competitor should bring to their fist match. Both are nationally ranked competitors in addition to being use-of-force trainers. They said to pay attention to what you are doing. Don’t let your desire to do well distract you from the basics of shooting. Go with the mindset of task instead of goal.
That approach works in many situations. Bill Frady asked how Paul got to 400 podcasts. We got there one story at a time, one episode at a time.
I hope you enjoy it. Episode 400 should come out later today. Here are the links-