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What’s The best place to conceal with the quickest draw time?

I got a great question from Douglas after he signed up for our Praxis counter-ambush and counter-assault training… “What’s the best place, with the shortest draw time to conceal my pistol?” It’s a great question, but it’s a little more complicated than it may seem. As an example, the best place I’ve found to carry…

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Training Slow & Smooth or Go Fast, Don’t Suck???

There’s a quote attributed to Wyatt Earp that basically says, “Slow is smooth and smooth is fast.”  Actually, what he said was “Make haste, slowly.” There is SOOOOOOO much misinformation on this topic. To begin with, it’s not a binary, white/black, train slow/train fast issue–it’s a progression, similar to training wheels/no training wheels. The tongue-in-cheek reply…

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5 Common Home Defense Myths (Don’t fall for them!)

Home defense is a serious concern for most Americans…even more so with the decrease in officers on the job, increase in prison releases, and overall violence in general that we’re seeing. But there are myths about home defense—dangerous myths—that just won’t die that we’re going to cover today. Myth #1:  “I load my home defense…

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Are you training too much at one time?

There’s a natural assumption that if you want to get better at a skill, you should spend hours every day practicing it. After all, we hear stories all the time about the best players in the world showing up an hour or two early for practice and being the best because they simply outwork everyone…

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Is Your Gun Training “Perturbing” Enough?

“I’m very perturbed about that” was a relatively common saying when I was growing up. Today, when you say it, it elicits reminiscent smiles from those old enough to remember and confused scrunchy faces from most 20-somethings. But did you know that perturbation is vital for effective self-defense firearms training? Whether it’s recovering your balance,…

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What is the best way to simulate “Stress Shooting”?

I got a great question from “David” the other day… What is the best way to simulate “Stress Shooting”? It’s an important question, and one that most people get wrong. When most people think of stress shooting, they think of trying to shoot in high stress shooting conditions that are usually overwhelming.  Force on force,…

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A couple of weeks ago, a St. Louis couple realized that a mob of 500 BLM protesters were in front of their house. The protesters were on their way to the mayor’s house, but decided to enter the property, threaten to burn down the couple’s house, kill their dog, kill them, and move into the…

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Making The Switch To a Pistol Red Dot (instantly & effortlessly)

Red dot sights on pistols, also called micro red dots or micro red dot sights (MDRS), are all the rage right now for defensive use after proving their effectiveness in the shooting sports for the last several years. They are almost as big of a game-changer on pistols as they were on long guns. On…

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Fun, powerful reaction light dry fire drills!

Most shooting drills today are meant to get people better at punching holes in paper… Not getting people better prepared for using a firearm in a self-defense situation. There are 3 parts to the process… How QUICKLY and ACCURATELY you can identify threats (visually). How QUICKLY and ACCURATELY you can decide what to do. How…

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Self-defense shooting with corrective lenses (readers, bifocals, progressives, monovision, etc.)

A lot of times, the techniques that we use for plinking and having fun with guns doesn’t necessarily carry over to self-defense shooting. Take shooting with glasses or contacts as an example. The fact is, we may or may not have our corrective lenses handy when we need to defend ourselves. It may be bifocals,…

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