When the bark is truly worse than the bite.
No I'm sure that when guns start going off and everyone starts panicking me with my 0 hours of tactical training will definitely not make everything much worse
@Formless, Environment changes everything.
A friend couldn’t serve a volleyball because we yelled her name during the previous few serves. She was so stressed out from the loud noises and distractions that she stopped trying. She’s gonna be a doctor.
@Formless, I’m gonna run in unarmed without a plan or any idea what to do, I’ll figure it out as I go and I’m sure it’ll be a big help for everyone. Maybe I’ll try and do that thing in movies where you wiggle your head from side to side and the shooter can’t hit you
@PBnJ, I think your friend is just made of jello.
@YUNoJump, Or hide behind something that’s not bulletproof (like an overturned wooden table) so the baddie instantly forgets where you are and starts shooting three feet to either side of you instead.
That being said- practicing to shoot under pressure doesn’t hurt. Going to shooting matches and doing drills won’t hurt your preparedness
@Captain Anderson, By “shooting matches,” I assume you mean “duels.”
@PBnJ, that would put pressure on you
@Captain Anderson, hosted drills for police and Em's are actually really fun and often involve food.
@PBnJ, Did someone say duels?!? Jeeves! Powder my wig and prepare a brace of pistols! This scallywag of a colonial wishes to duel!
@Captain Anderson, I don’t know why, but when I read that my sleep addled brain pictured a normal outdoor shooting range, only with some dude in a lawn chair sitting at the side throwing beanie-babies at the shooters. Kinda like the scene in Dodgeball, only weirder.
@Captain Anderson, without a doubt
Usually these drills are done with a timer so I wouldn’t claim that there is no stress.
@Sir Borksalot , “Oh no! There’s a clock ticking down! If I don’t hurry up, a buzzer might go off! This is totally as stressful as having someone actively trying to kill me!”
@Nellybert , Just have a guy with a shotgun get closer to you every time you miss. Sign a waver before hand consenting to having your leg get blown off. Thatd bring up some marks. Or a taser, for the pussies.
@Dexios S Divine, You could go with different ‘difficulty’ levels - easy is you wear your boxers and get shot at with a paintball gun. Move up to an air-rifle, then maybe a small calibre pistol before getting to losing a limb territory?
Or if you want to make it really scary, use laser-tag guns and every time you get ‘shot’ a random day of your browser history gets emailed to your friends/family/coworkers.
If you don't train under stress, your training is shjt