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Presbyopia and Alternate Sighting Systems

Posted on 18 April 2014

I still have much better than average (that is, 20/20) vision at distance, and when I was a young man I had even better distance vision. I never needed glasses at all until the dreaded “P” thing happened, and I discovered it just as described above. Now in my early fifties, I am dependent on my reading glasses for much of my daily activities.

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Glock 17 vs. Beretta 96FS-C; Decisions, Decisions…

Posted on 18 April 2014

I hope, by now, true handgun students have realized that the debate will never be settled. What is “best” is a purely subjective choice that combines caliber, weapon make and model, shooter competence, comfort and more.

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OODA Loop & Combat Mindset

Posted on 18 April 2014

What is Combat Mindset? For the fighter, mindset is the conscious or subconscious willingness to commit harm (lethal or non-lethal) against another. When engaging in combat, mindset, more often than not, will be the determining factor as to your success or failure, regardless of technical proficiency.

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10 Ways to Make Your Training More Practical

Posted on 17 April 2014

Once at the range, most people tend to shoot the same routines – they have fallen into a rut. Most practice is at 7 yards plus, and people tend to care a lot about nice, tight groups…and they practice all the little things that achieve them: sight focus, steady posture, two-handed shooting, deliberate shot release, and so on. None of that is realistic.

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Carrying Concealed: Have You Trained?

Posted on 16 April 2014

Unfortunately, most people don’t know how to practice. They go to the range, waste ammunition, and only practice at the range. Really good shooters practice often, both at the range and at home, and they use their practice sessions effectively.

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Handgun Stopping Power

Posted on 16 April 2014

When it comes to Handgun Stopping Power I have always taught my students that a Handgun is tool; a tool to fight your way back to the shotgun or long-gun you should have had if you knew you were going to be in a fight.

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Building Shooting Muscle

Posted on 16 April 2014

If you carry a gun for self-defense, then you are engaged in the pursuit of defensive skills rather than shooting merely for the experience of shooting. To reach this goal, you engage in training, mostly in the form of practice on a range. How close you get to your goal will depend on the effectiveness of your training.

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Women & Self Defense, Pt 3

Posted on 15 April 2014

Although the title indicates the articles are aimed at our female readership, virtually all of the information contained and shared is equally applicable to men. In this article we’re going to discuss physical preparation and some options that exist to assist with such.

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Women & Self-Defense, Part 2

Posted on 15 April 2014

In this article what we need to discuss is how to defend yourself against an assault when it occurs. To discuss that, though, we need to talk about mindset and willingness to do harm, not to mention willingness to accept discomfort or injury in order to inflict greater discomfort or injury.

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Women and Self-Defense

Posted on 15 April 2014

Understand that even as you act you change the circumstances that supported your last decision thereby jump starting a new decision making cycle. Never assume that THIS action is the LAST action – it NEVER is. Finally, remember that YOUR safety is YOUR responsibility. If YOU fail ultimately YOU will pay the price.

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Personal Disaster Planning Handbook

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