Group Dynamics

FAST TRANSIENTS THE TACTICAL TANGENTS BULLETIN GROUP DYNAMICS Have you ever gone to a class or started a new job, and noticed that it takes some time before people begin to talk to each other? Understanding group dynamics is important for anyone in a leadership role....

Making Smaller Circles

FAST TRANSIENTS THE TACTICAL TANGENTS BULLETIN MAKING SMALLER CIRCLES In his book The Art of Learning, Joshua Waitzkin describes one of his philosophies on self-teaching he calls “making smaller circles.” (Did you know we have a recommended reading list? Check it out...

Spheres of Influence

FAST TRANSIENTS THE TACTICAL TANGENTS BULLETIN SPHERES OF INFLUENCE I was at an instructor conference last week and it occurred to me that police trainers everywhere have a lot in common: Our purpose, passion, and philosophy are often in sync, and we face similar...

Backup Guns, Yay or Nay?

FAST TRANSIENTS THE TACTICAL TANGENTS BULLETIN BACKUP GUNS: YAY OR NAY? Back in the day, I carried a secondary gun at work because, well, I guess I hadn’t really thought about why—I just did. Maybe I’d get separated from my primary, or at least be in a fight over it,...

Mantis: Data-Driven Shooting

FAST TRANSIENTS THE TACTICAL TANGENTS BULLETIN MANTIS: IMPROVING YOUR SHOOTING WITH DATA We are excited to announce our new sponsor, Mantis. The MantisX is a product that I believe in—which is the only sort of product I’d endorse. In fact, I asked my wife to buy me...

The Glance is the Beep

FAST TRANSIENTS THE TACTICAL TANGENTS BULLETIN “THE GLANCE IS THE BEEP” I want to convey a great teaching point that I learned from John Correia at Active Self Protection. ASP is a massive YouTube channel that John founded to teach lessons learned from...