Students often ask me: “So and so has a theory about gunfighting—what do you think of it?”
Well, first and foremost, what is he basing this theory on and what is his actual background as it pertains to such a theory? Does he have a real-world background over a protracted period of time upon which to base this theory? Has he ever applied it? Has anyone he has taught applied it successfully? Has it been applied on numerous occasions in documented shootings? Have these numerous applications been successful? Has he ever had to justify this theory, or its application thereof in the field, to a shooting review board or use-of-force investigation? Has anyone he has ever trained had to justify it to the District or City Attorney’s Office or the courts or juries against opposing attorneys?