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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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Last weekend with 550+ Women Shooters and why they’re the future of shooting…

Last week, I had the privilege to teach at the A Girl And A Gun national conference for the 5th year in a row.  It was in beautiful Grand Junction Colorado at the Cameo Shooting Complex and it was another incredible experience. 550+ women shooters from all 50 states took blocks of instruction on everything…

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“When Should I Speed Up My Dry Fire?” (And when not to)

A friend of mine asked an awesome question the other day on when to speed up during dry fire…when to push yourself. The truth is, the majority of shooters are either training way FASTER than they should or way SLOWER than they should and don’t know how to tell. There are 3 different answers to…

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Best Dry Fire Training For Hotels, Timeshares, AirBnBs, & VRBOs

I get asked all the time about what and how I train when I’m traveling. Paper targets are a pain…and housekeeping can get a little freaked out. Shooting Marrikesh post-it notes used to be my standby, and they worked for years, but I always wanted something better. Then, a few years ago, working with the…

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Carbine vs. Pistol for Home Defense

One of the big questions that gun owners have on home defense is whether to use a pistol or a carbine like an AR, AK, or lever-action. This is a big topic, but I’m going to boil down some of the big advantages of pistols and carbines… Advantages for pistols: Easier to have on your…

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Fun Dry Fire Drills With PopUp Targets

The more variety and fun we can add to our dry fire, the quicker we’ll learn and the more often you’ll train. The more we can add visual decision making to our training, the more it will transfer over to the real world. PopUp Targets are exactly the solution you’ve been looking for to make…

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Compass (Get Off The X) Drills For Infinite Dry Fire Variety & Better Real World Skill

It’s awesome to practice with a perfect stance and natural point of aim, but the real world and competition demands that we be able to make fast, accurate hits at all angles and all stances & non-stances, while stationary or moving. Compass drills are an easy and powerful step in the right direction: Compass drills…

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What Freedom Means To Me

“To me, freedom means being able to make decisions about how I live my life and our family lives our lives rather than having the course of our lives dictated to us. Some of the freedom that I experience is out of my control…but a lot is. One of the reasons why I prepare…why I…

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Fast Cold Weather Draw Stroke??

A couple of things caused me to do this video… The number of people who have told me that they never do dry fire practice wearing the same winter clothes that they wear out of the house. The difficulties that I’ve seen people have when they try to draw from concealment with winter clothes on…and…

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SHOT Show 2022 & Gunfight Book Club

I didn’t think that SHOT Show 2022 would happen.  And I REALLY drug my feet on committing to go and booking travel.  I didn’t want to wear a mask, and didn’t know if it would be worth while to go with all of the big companies backing out. It ended up being the best and…

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