Category | Training

Grocery Store Targets

Posted on 22 July 2014

Practicing your shooting skills is something that needs to be done on a regular basis if they are to be kept at a competent level. Like any physical skill, they will deteriorate if not practiced.

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Over-The-Road Travel Preparedness

Posted on 22 July 2014

As a retired police officer holding a LEOSA certification card that allows me to legally carry a concealed sidearm nationwide- except in federal buildings and on planes – I LIKE driving. Due to the location of my residence, it’s usually more time efficient for me to drive rather than fly if the drive is eight to ten hours or less.

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Sighted vs. Point Shooting

Posted on 22 July 2014

I’ve trained under most of the top guys in the country and have a PhD in Criminal Justice Education. Most importantly, I’ve been involved in several shootings personally.

Self-Rescue or “Blow out” Kits

Posted on 18 July 2014

Today, if you carry a self-rescue kit, no one thinks you’re crazy or paranoid. In fact, they generally want to know more about it and where to get one. Naturally, training in self-rescue is a booming mini-industry, and it’s becoming incorporated into more and more in-service training.

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Presbyopia and Alternate Sighting Systems

Posted on 18 July 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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OODA Loop & Combat Mindset

Posted on 17 July 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 July 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 17 July 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 July 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 15 July 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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