Learning from a master.

In the training class with Massad Ayoob, I am impressed with just what a Pioneer he has been.  He will use a phrase that he coined back in the 80’s…. And I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve heard it since by other trainers. To help his lectures, he will show old videos… No one before him was talking about this stuff… And everyone since has taken from it.  
It was Mas that did the pioneering work on what happens when one is in a stress situation…. He actually put science behind it.  I studied his book when I was a much younger and faster person, and I have heard all this since from others… But its all stuff that Mas pioneered first.   A very remarkable man. 
I’d dare say that Massad Ayoob is right up there with Jeff Cooper in Trainer Icons.

14 thoughts on “Learning from a master.”

  1. Yup. I’m hoping to take one of his classes next year through Defense Associates. Mas is my Yoda. I will read anything that guy writes.

  2. Awesome class isn’t it? I was impressed by how people at all levels can get a lot of good from the MAG40 class, too. My class had everyone from brand new, first time gun owners, to experienced former LEOs, to everything in-between. All enjoyed and learned from the class.

      1. Fantastic! I look forward to the run-down.
        Not sure how I found your blog, by the way, but I’m sold. You run a great shop, here.

  3. What I want is the equivalent of the Star Treck Holodeck with an AI avatar of Mas, Clint, or Jeff in it, that felt like a hot range. Have them set up all over the place so you didn’t have to leave town and could do it at a lower price…….I also want a pony, a bicycle, and a sleazy blonde.

  4. So in this class are you really learning how to use the finger shelf and hair curler tactical add-ons??

  5. Mas is great, and in terms of practical knowledge, I’d put him above Jeff Cooper. He’s also not a gun snob that the Colonel was…

  6. “…..and how not to go to prison for it.”
    As a side note:
    You can say what you want about the FBI but their Hogan’s Alley shoot/don’t shoot training concept has saved a lot of lives and careers.
    One of the things I regret these days is being restricted to static firing ranges. I don’t think about what’s behind the target at those things, I don’t think about movement and cover. I sometimes think that during and actual incident, I’ll remove the magazine work the slide, lock the action open, lay the pistol down, then step from the pistol so the range officer can see that I’m waiting for a cease fire so I can R and R my paper target, instead of keeping my weapon ready for other possible goblins.

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