Just like with the arguments of Glock v. 1911, or 9mm v. .45 the question of how often should you train constantly pops up. The short answer is "as much as possible." For the past several years I've made it a point to focus a lot of effort and focus on handgun techniques. When I first got in to shooting I was very rifle focused because rifle was cool and easy to run fast and accurate with. I seldom attended handgun only training and it eventually started to catch up with me. I then started attending handgun turning classes and actually found that while they were a lot of work, they were very rewarding, were much easier to pack for than rifle classes, and at the end of the class I had a far deeper sense of fulfillment from the experience. The fact is that to a tier 1 citizen the handgun is your go to weapon. It is the only firearm you will reasonably have access to when evil comes looking for blood. Once you come to grips with the fact that it is the most difficult weapon to reach and maintain proficiency on, you will make peace with the fact that it will require sacrifice from you. Look at training as investing in yourself and your family. If you can do that then putting time and money into training won't be a drudgery, it will be a pleasure.
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Is a former Police Officer, an FBI trained Hostage Negotiator, a First Responder, and Spanish Interpreter. He is currently a Firearms Instructor, an Armorer, and a regular contributor to our industry of both written and digital media.
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