The reason I ask is the old but simple saying that we will revert to our training under stress , and yesterday we had a local shooting involving the police that showed at least to me the flaw in much of todays training . The cops had been looking for a car thief and one of them wound up in a gunfight with him only to use up all of his ammo and literally crawling on his hands and knees behind his car while the gunman was pursuing him and firing . He was saved by another unit or more arriving and then they began firing at the suspect which caused him to jump in the first cops car and run away . Not one single round fired hit the suspect from any of the cops or vice versa . Here is a link to the newspaper story , however last nights television account was somewhat different when they interviewed witnesses . http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/ne...63E51932E319761D862574050017D8FD?OpenDocument It seems to me the first officer had fired somewhere near 40 rounds "all of our local cops carry Glocks or some other Hi capacity 40 S&W or 9mm with 2 mags on the belt" and didn't hit his attacker a single time . So what is our training , and is it the correct training ? While I have never attended a formal class I have spoken to many who have and read many books not to mention the information on websites of these trainers who run classes and owning several videos . It seems to me the greatest thing to train for is flexibility which most of these classes do not , at least not to the point of taking the offense . For instance most of the modern training especially Carry Concealed Classes seem to stress survival through defensive actions only even when firing it is purely in a defense way . The use of cover and movement for example , while these are both important skills to learn at the same time , we spend time moving rather than engaging the threat or trying to engage while moving which for most part adversely effects the effectiveness of our fire . While we have a greater chance of surviving , at least in whats left of the civilized world what about in a SHTF ? If we are engaged by a lone threat that may or may not retreat only to bring a larger force is the mindset of "pure survival" and to avoid the fight at all cost the best to have ? In an end of the world situation it may indeed be necessary for one person to sacrifice him/her self for the continuation of the group as a whole and as such need an offensive mindset for the encounter . Defensive tactics only may be fine in the city or populated area where the sound of gunfire will attract attention and hopefully help will arrive B4 you run out of bullets but it isn't going to cut it in an isolated area or after the world has changed and there is no help to come rescue your butt . All of this is the reason I am a believer in the 45 ACP and 308 Winchester rounds , in a SHTF I wont be simply "Shooting to Stop" an attacker as is presently the standard which makes it a good shoot rather than a bad one that can get you charged with murder .