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Top 5 AR-15 Laser Training Options Compared – Mantis Blackbeard, SIRT Stic, LaserAmmo Birdcage, LaserLyte

Good stuff for you today.  I’ve got 5 different options for you for doing AR-15 dry fire training with a laser and a resetting trigger. These are all options that I’ve used quite a bit…it’s not some silly “Unboxing” video. I know people from each company on the products I’m reviewing.  Some are good friends. …

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AR Dry Fire Training With paintball and airsoft for home defense

I’m a huge fan of the AR in all of it’s variants. But between limitations on where you can train, the cost of training, and safety concerns when doing 270-360 degree training, it can be a challenge. You can practice with your real AR, but you’ve got to be exacting with your safety procedures and…

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Backpeddling as a self-defense skill

One of the things that I’ve heard more times than I can count is to never back up when you’re shooting because you’ll catch your heel and trip & fall. Back in the dark ages when the majority of firearms training was done with nearly 100% live fire, that made sense.  You don’t want people…

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Parrying In A Gunfight? (like a sword)

I’ve got a crazy video for you today of a super-close-range gunfight that erupted as a couple was getting tacos last Thursday. The good guy is behind the 8-ball…gun pointed at him while his pistol is still holstered. As it plays out, they’re SO close that their muzzles actually cross! **!!Warning!!**  Real Gunfight & blood.…

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Event/Media Driven Training & Modified Dicken’s Drill (8″target 60yards)

I’ve got a couple of cool things for you today. First is a “drill” was created this week to commemorate Eli Dicken’s life-saving actions on Sunday at the Greenwood Park Mall in Greenwood Id. Latest reports from video analysis evidently show that Dickens fired from a braced position, behind a column, 43 yards away from the…

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Engaging high angle active shooters at distance. Can you? Should you?

On the 4th of July, an active murderer started shooting at people along a parade from an elevated position in Highland Park, Illinois. Fortunately, it’s not incredibly common for active murderers to purposely take the high ground and use it to their advantage, but it does happen. 1966 – Texas Tower Massacre 2008 – Mumbai…

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Distract, get off-the-x, draw from IWB concealment, AND put 2 hits on target in less than a second

This is going to be fun… Making a hit on target in under a second is a great goal.  It’s relatively useless in a gunfight on it’s own, but the smoothness, efficiency, and confidence that you build in the quest for a sub-second draw is INCREDIBLY valuable. Making 2 hits on target in under a…

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The 3 “Mass Shootings” you didn’t hear about, but should have…

You probably already know about the career criminal and 4-time convicted felon who sped past a birthday party with 40 attendees in West Virginia and was asked to slow down because children were playing near/in the street. He decided that the best course of action was to go home, get a carbine, and come back…

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Shot Timers In Gunfights…

I want to share a video with you today showing how a shot timer could give you a serious advantage over an armed attacker… When you get done watching…scroll down.  It’s only 50 seconds and worth watching, with or without audio. s c r o l l   d o w n   The guy…

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Handling Stress In Shooting (Qualifiers, Competition, Defense)

I recently taught a class called “Qual Like A Boss” 🙂 at the A Girl and A Gun National Conference and it was an AWESOME class to teach. I was fortunate to learn a lot of lessons on how to perform at a high level under stress early on, but then I discarded them, thinking…

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