AM I COMPLETELY FULL OF IT? Let’s Find Out If I’m All Talk or Actually About That Life.

Have you ever been struck by that moment of crippling self-doubt that made you question if you’ve wasted your life?

Well that hit me when I was driving home the other daaayyyyyy…

I found myself getting anxious over today’s upcoming Force on Force class (Shivworks-style evolutions…I think)

I’m about to find out if I’ve actually progressed past that flailing incompetent that first walked into “Thunderdome” 3 years ago. Truth be told, I’m a little apprehensive about it. I’d like to think that I’ll do better. I’m arguably better equipped in terms of knowledge and skills. I guess we’ll see about abilities. When was the last time you pressure tested yourself?

To quote a rather obscure movie: “You had your whole life to prepare for this moment. Why aren’t you ready?”

Now I very well could just be getting wrapped up in my own insecurities. Only one way to find out though!

The Suited Shootist
Alex Sansone took his first formal pistol class in 2009, and has since accumulated almost 500 total hours of open enrollment training from many of the nation's top instructors including Massad Ayoob, Craig Douglas, Tom Givens, Gabe White, Cecil Burch, Chuck Haggard, Darryl Bolke, and many others. Spending his professional life in the corporate world, Alex quickly realized incongruities between "best practices" in the defensive world, and the practical realities of his professional and social limitations. "I've never carried a gun professionally. I'm just a yuppie suburbanite that happens to live an armed lifestyle. Having worked in the corporate arena for the last decade, I've discovered that a lot of the "requirements" and norms of gun carriers at large aren't necessarily compatible with that professional environment. I also have a pretty diverse social background, having grown up in the Northeast, and there are many people in my life that are either gun-agnostic or uncomfortable with the idea of private gun ownership. This has afforded me not only insights into how we are perceived by different subcultures, but how to manage and interact with people that may not share your point of view without coming across as combative or antisocial. This is why my focus is the overlooked social aspects of the armed lifestyle."