As a sportsman and gun owner, you may have perfected your shot at the range and are now looking for a new set of skills to master. If you would like to gain the talents of first responders and members of the Armed Forces, read below to discover several important tactical skill sets you can learn in your spare time.


One skill you can learn is lockpicking. Although police officers and military personnel use this talent in real-life situations, you can join many others who have turned this into a legal hobby in their spare time.

Buying a lock pick set will provide you with the satisfaction of opening a difficult lock or even getting out of an embarrassing situation when you lock yourself out of your house. If you develop lockpicking abilities, you can save yourself from paying a locksmith to let you back in.


Another important tactical skill set you can learn is self-defense. If you ever find yourself in a situation where you need to protect yourself or loved ones, you can rely on a form of martial arts to defend yourself against a threatening opponent. Some fighting styles include Taekwondo and Muay Thai, but you have an array of options and can choose one that works best for you.

First Aid

If you are also interested in saving lives, why not learn first aid skills? These skills can help you if you ever find yourself in a public place where someone is experiencing a cardiac arrest. If you know CPR, you can do your best to keep the person’s blood flowing until paramedics arrive. It’s also a good idea to learn the Heimlich maneuver so that you can provide quick assistance if you discover a family member choking.

Navigating the Outdoors

A fourth tactical talent you can learn is how to navigate the outdoors without a compass. Although finding yourself stranded in the woods without a compass is unlikely, you can feel like a soldier by learning various tactics, including the ability to navigate with the help of the North Star. If anything, this skill will provide you with a great way to impress others.

Learning these abilities will provide you with ways to add to your impressive set of skills. There might even come a day when you will find them very handy.

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Dianne Pajo

Dianne Pajo is a writer based out of the Chicagoland area with a passion for music, combat sports, and animals. She enjoys competing in amateur boxing and kickboxing, but in her other leisure time, you can find her performing music around the city. She is also a dog mom of 2.