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Beyond 20/20 Vision At Any Age

Roughly 80% of the sensory input that the brain gets comes from the eyes. Vision is key to keep your balance when standing, and it’s the primary sense that you use to detect threats, identify threats, avoid attacks, target strikes (with a firearm or empty handed), and more. When most people think about vision, they…

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Shooting On The Move at 60+ Yards With A Subcompact!?!

After the recent church shooting outside of Ft. Worth, there’s been a lot of talk about whether or not it’s possible to make distance shots with guns that are small enough for most people to carry on a regular basis. Ironically, one of the last trainings I ran for my church’s security team included shooting…

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Christmas 2019 — My Favorite Things

For a few years, Glenn Beck used to have a Christmas episode called “My Favorite Things” where he told his audience about what he was giving his friends and loved ones for Christmas. I’m fortunate to have half a dozen of my products recommended on his radio and TV shows…not as ads, but as gift…

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Why snap caps suck for dry fire practice…

For decades, snap caps were the best option for doing dry fire practice. Because they were the only option. But, they had some serious shortcomings… The more they look like live rounds, the easier it is to mistakenly introduce a live round…with potentially tragic results.It might be that a live round accidentally got mixed in…

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Why you need to keep your finger off the trigger…

I’m part of a few instructor groups online and a question was recently posed about an agency who’s policy is to scan for threats with the trigger finger on the trigger and the slack taken up. The response was pretty much universal…if your sights are on your intended target, the finger goes on the trigger. …

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Are you doing “Red Zone” or “Green Zone” Training?

I just got back from another weekend of performance neurology / brain training with Z-Health and one of the things we talked about was the science behind getting the most benefit from your training time… I want you to stop with me for a second and imagine a couple of your favorite pistol drills. The…

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How To Turn “Fragile” range training into “Resilient” self-defense training

Charles wrote in this morning after signing up for this Thursday’s gunfight training with a GREAT question: “In sports the greatest athletes are the ones that do the basics the best. What would you say are the basics?” It’s an excellent question because “tactical” shooting is, at it’s core, the basics applied in a tactical…

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Why doesn’t the military ever “assault” with AR-15s?

There’s been a lot of political talk recently about banning “assault” “rifles” like the AR-15. How civilians don’t need “weapons of war” for hunting or self defense. How deadly they are. But, if they’re so deadly and effective, why doesn’t the military ever use them for assaulting? What do they use?  And why don’t they…

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The parallel between teaching kids to drive and self-defense shooting…

There’s a tendency in the human brain that causes it to think that a little bit of knowledge about a topic translates into a lot of skill.  It’s called the Dunning Kruger effect. If you can remember learning to drive or teaching a teen to drive, you can probably relate. A teenager may have devoured…

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Busting 3 Myths of the “21 Foot Rule”

Almost everyone has heard about the “21 Foot Rule” and how important it is to practice at 21 feet. I used to teach it and I’ve probably been taught it in more than a dozen classes I’ve taken. Except it’s a myth. It has no basis in fact or history. And it can actually hurt…

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