I've observed a vast disparity between my military training and personal training at the local range. While attending certain schools I've run through complex obstacle courses on the range and in "kill houses" practicing critical skills such as shooting on the move, transitioning from rifle to handgun, rapid target ID, force on force engagements using realistic "sim rounds," low-light/tac-light shooting, etc. At my range all I can really do is punch holes in paper. I do get a lot of practice drawing from concealment, which is great training, but I'd like to work on some of the other important skills critical to winning a real life gunfight. My mil training has centered around squad sized engagements and while some of the training carries over I feel I need a lot more in the way of what to do if I needed to engage someone as a lone CCW'er. My questions: *What's the best way to get realistic experience on how to handle yourself in a CCW engagement? *Does anyone know of private schools or facilities in Southern Virginia where this is possible? *What about helpful live fire drills that are range-legal? My range allows drawing from a holster and rapid fire; not moving, shooting multiple side by side targets, or transitions. *Any good blogs or sites with a compilation of first hand CCW shooting accounts? I've read a few legit ones here and there, but not many. I know dry firing and doing goofy stuff at home by yourself helps (I do it myself quite a bit), but I also know that live fire/ force on force drills are much much better training. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!