Medical Training & Firearm Training

No matter where we are in the country, we always hear the horror stories from individuals when it comes to shooting, whether at a range or other places.

Individuals getting hurt on the range, whether it’s negligence through “flagging” another person or accidents through user error, there is always something that can happen in the blink of an eye. I still hear stories from the local range that I frequent that individuals were carted away due to gunshot wounds inflicted onto them either by themselves or by someone else. No one knew what to do when presented with these situations. I understand that this can cause many people to freeze up. Not knowing what to do can cause panic, adding to the problems the crisis has already caused.

Now when it comes to firearms training, instructors are putting in the work with people willing to learn through positive instruction. You can look online, and some classes range from the basics to more advanced firearm techniques. Lessons are there to help individuals gain a better perspective on the firearms that they are using and the possible scenarios that they may encounter. Gaining a better understanding of something such as a firearm could be the difference between an accident that you could have prevented and injuries that could potentially end your life or someone around you.

Now even with all the training in the world, there is always the potential for something to happen. In a perfect world, accidents would never occur, and everyone would be happy. That simply is not the case. When it comes to firearms training, a certain level of medical training would be beneficial to add to one’s list of skills. The military teaches individuals basic life-saving techniques that could help someone, giving them a fighting chance to survive until they reach proper medical experts.

Allowing individuals to train for such matters allows the firearms community to become safer for everyone. As I said, accidents happen all the time, the world is far from perfect, and we need to be prepared for anything that may come our way. Learning to apply items such as tourniquets and packing wounds could mean the difference between life and death for someone who has been on the unfortunate end of something unexpected.

- I highly recommend carrying some sort of medical kit on you wherever you go in your car and even when you get to the range in your bag. I tend to take a couple of tourniquets aside from the one I have in my medkit. Included is a link to a company that I use personally for all my medical kit needs.


Overall, I would say that there is no such thing as enough training, especially when it comes to preventing accidents and reacting to accidents when they occur. We see tons of training facilities and instructors throughout the country that help individuals hone their skills with pistols, rifles, etc. With that being said about firearms training, there are plenty of facilities and companies that help individuals address plenty of injuries that may occur.