We train hard. We get all the gear, run through drill after drill, and shoot way more ammo than we need to.
How much training do you do between your ears?
With forums being pervasive on the Web, we can skim through threads and find like-minded people that are outspoken with their opinions and we take it as fact. How much independent research do you do on your own to improve your shooting philosophy, training, and understanding of firearms?
Personally, in the past year or so, I have taken to reading (or re-reading) quite a few books that have influenced my direction to a great deal.
Below is a short list, and I’m curious to understand what books the rest of you are enjoying.
The Warrior Ethos–Pressfield, Steven
Warrior Mindset–Dr. Michael Asken
Facing Violence: Preparing for the Unexpected–Miller, Rory
Small Unit Leadership: A Commonsense Approach–Malone, Dandridge M.
Sharpening the Warriors Edge: The Psychology & Science of Training–Siddle, Bruce K.
SAS Survival Handbook, Revised Edition: For Any Climate, in Any Situation–John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman
Matt Stagliano is a photographer first, and firearms / outdoors enthusiast second. His work has appeared in countless magazines and online outlets such as RECOIL, SKILLSET, Guns & Ammo, Concealment, Breach Bang Clear, Ammoland, and others. He spends most of his time running Stonetree Creative, a full service portrait studio in Maine when he is not on assignment as Firelance Media. Learn more about Stonetree online or follow him on Instagram (@stonetreecreative). On Facebook here.