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“Falling With Style” The Power Of Kickstands and Cross-Steps

When we’re planning for bad self-defense scenarios, most of what we practice is based on the attacker and situation… “It would be really bad if I faced multiple attackers.” “It would be really bad if there wasn’t enough light.” “It would be really bad if my shooting hand was injured.” “It would be really bad…

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Last Weekend With 450+ 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 4th year in a row.  It was in beautiful Grand Junction Colorado at the Cameo Shooting Complex and it was another incredible experience. 450+ women shooters from all 50 states took blocks of instruction on everything…

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Visual Patience for faster hits—how to take your time and be quick about it…

Talk about a contradiction in terms! How can you be patient in a hurry? And what is visual patience? Visual patience is simply waiting until you can see to take action. If you’re doing sighted shooting, it means waiting until you can see your sights to press the trigger…sometimes clearly, sometimes not. It means waiting…

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How Experts Shave SECONDS off Their Draw Stroke…

I talk a lot about how to shave 10ths of a second or even a second off of the time it takes shooters to clear cover, draw, and accurately engage a target. But, did you know that there are things you can do to shave SECONDS off of your draw stroke? I’m not talking about…

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Can Balance Training REALLY Help Me Shoot Better?

You may be wondering how improving your balance could POSSIBLY help you shoot better. It makes sense that better balance could help someone shoot better on the move, but how could it help you shoot faster, tighter groups when you’re standing still? In short, your brain only has so much bandwidth and the more bandwidth…

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3 Drills For Turning “fragile” Range Technique Into RESILIENT Self-Defense Technique

One of the widespread myths of self-defense shooting is that you need to have the right stance. It’s not a myth for bullseye, precision rifle, big bore, or long range pistol… And it’s not a myth for newer or less experienced shooters… But it is just a distraction for self-defense shooting. How can that be?…

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Defending Against The “Illusion of Competency”

This may strike a nerve, but it’s a really important thing to understand. One of the biggest enemies of real-world performance is the belief that people have that they are “good enough” when they only really have a fraction of the skill they think they do. This is an issue with every skill, but it’s…

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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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