Why do you train? Why do you shoot?

Why do you train? Why do you shoot?

It is times like these that seem to make the answers very clear.  We spend countless hours testing and evaluating the gear we carry with the full understanding that there may come a time when lives will depend on the quality of your training as well as your equipment. 

Why do you spend the money, and countless hours honing your skills, striving for unattainable perfection?   We know our “WHY”.  Therefore, we insist on the best gear, best tools, best training and we strive to be the best we can as individuals for our families, loved ones and our teammates.

Why do you train? 

Why do you shoot?

Give the below some thought as you continue to think about your WHY.


It all begins with the right mindset. There is a lot of truth to the saying… “If you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”  A belief in yourself, that you have what it takes, no matter what, to accomplish the task/mission in front of you. 


Most people say it is not about the gear. That is true, until you need to do anything other than sit in a sauna. Think about who said that when you are in the woods at night with a compass that does not have luminous hands and your flashlight batteries are dead. 

We are not impressed by fancy gear. It has a tendency to break. Quite often, designers and manufacturers believe that buyers of expensive gear will not expose it to harsh conditions because it is too expensive. So, while it may look the part, it is not designed to go the distance. Our gear simply cannot fail.  Think built for the X.

We prefer a piece of gear that can take the maximum amount of abuse that we can inflict on it during training days and perform like it just came out of the box. That way, when we expose it to harsh real-world conditions it is actually performing a relatively minor task. Which is incidentally how we train our bodies and minds.


It is not the violence that sets men apart.  It is the distance that he is prepared to go. 

Prepare to go the distance… 

By:  Travis N. – Director of Operations at Bellevue Gun Club

Travis N. – LinkedIn

If you are interested in organizing any specialized training for yourself, your business, department, family, etc., or if you have any questions, please call us at 425.641.2877. 

To schedule private lessons please email: training@westcoastarmory.com

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