Chuck has definitely 'been and done' and he is a hell of a good shot. He didn't get that way by shoving the gun out front and just yanking the trigger as fast as he could. Taylor has a series of drills that involve speed and not inconsiderable marksmanship; presumably, one must 'compete' against the clock and the scoring rings if one is to achieve high ranking by his standards.
Chuck was a prolific writer in years past. I have a little trouble finishing his articles, mostly because he comes across as arrogant and pretty dogmatic in his recommendations. I respect the fact that he's been in a few scrapes but the fact is that current events have supplied us with 19-20 year old kids who've been in more gunfights than this old dog ever hopes to see.
Gunsmoke eventually wafts away and all you are left with is the lessons you took from the experience. Sorting through these collective 'lessons', in search of relevant data, seems to be the real question.
“Nine-tenths of tactics are certain, and taught in books: but the irrational tenth is like the kingfisher flashing across the pool, and that is the test of generals. It can only be ensured by instinct, sharpened by thought practicing the stroke so often that at the crisis it is as natural as a reflex.” ~ T. E. Lawrence
Last edited by Sarge; November 2, 2008 at 08:38 AM.