When we train, regardless if it is with tools (firearms, knives, sticks) or not, our training should reveal our flaws; either in actual technique, our mentality or our gear.
Revealing flaws in our gear and how we “load out” with our rigs to fight is something I can tell you from experience can not only make your life easier but also be LIFE SAVING.
In training with your rifle load out, ask yourself these questions:
Does my rig allow me to move quickly?
Does my rig allow me to reload quickly?
Is my rig relatively “quiet” or do I sound like a coke can filled with rocks when I move?
Is my rig “flexible” in all fighting Positions? (ie sitting, prone, one knee)
Does my rig hinder my ability to take cover?
Can I access my trauma/med kit quickly and easily?
The part about “Military Costume Play” is so true.
So often guys buy gear and dress themselves up and their firearms not from a practical fighting perspective, but because they are trying to look like the latest tacti-cool douchebag on the cover of Soldier of Fortune.
Remove your head from your ass and get PRACTI-COOL, NOT TACTI-COOL in your Training!
Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!