Not long ago I tasted a delicious bite of humble pie. I got a bug up my butt to try out the Federal Air Marshall Qualification test. It looked easy. It wasn’t. In fact, it did a masterful job of exposing some problem-areas in my skill repertoire. After a short bout of self-pity, I decided to do something about by setting a summer goal to be able to sail through that qualification on demand.
So I started to do some daily dry fire drills in my home office. You know, the basics like drawing from concealment and getting a shot on “target” quickly. I also worked in some magazine changes. I quickly ran into two challenges. First, this type of practice is boring, so it’s easy to rationalize skipping a day. Second, there’s no way to measure improvement without an easy method of capturing times.
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