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How to break the habit of dipping the front sight

There was a question today in a group that I’m part of where the shooter asked for tips on how to keep from dipping his front sight as he shoots. There were several suggestions, including the thought that it might be that he was pushing the gun down too quickly to see where he hit.…

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Four Myths of “Front Sight Focus”

There are a ton of myths floating around about using a front sight focus on a self-defense pistol…myths like: You MUST always use a front sight focus. You definitely won’t be able to see your front sight in a high stress situation so you shouldn’t waste your time practicing with your front sight. Front sight…

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Light Based Dry Fire That’s Better Than Live Fire

I’ve got a cool video of a light-based drill that will show you (again) how dry fire training can be so much more effective than live fire training when it’s done correctly. I just shot it quick yesterday with my iPad propped up on a shelf and did a quick edit today…nothing fancy…just some REALLY…

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Christmas 2020–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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Don’t make this expensive (and potentially deadly) Dry Fire Mistake… (picture!)

This could have been bad…VERY bad. A guy I met online this weekend named Eric posted a picture of the aftermath of a negligent discharge that he had and some of the damage that happened. (Yes…he gave me permission to use his picture, but I still blurred it for him.) So…how did this happen? What…

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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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