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Review & pick of hearing protection & hearing enhancers (hearables)

I started having tinnitus and hearing loss in my early-mid 40s, and hearing protection and hearing better has become very important. I’ve tried several options, both on the hearing protection side and on the hearing enhancement side. And today, I’m going to share what has worked (and not worked) for me as I’ve tested solutions…

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Eliminating Tunnel Vision Under Stress

There’s a belief that in a high stress situation, you’ll have tunnel vision and won’t be able to see your front sight or only be able to see your threat. And if that’s how you train, you’re probably right. That’s what happens to most people under stress. But it’s a myth to think that you can’t do anything…

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Knowledge bombs from “Training At The Speed Of Life” Instructor Training With Ken Murray

I got to spend last week going through Ken Murray’s “Training At The Speed Of Life” Reality Based Training instructor training at the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office training facility with Ken and his assistant and master instructor, Rick Furr.  It’s a 5 day, 40 hour course that goes into training history, gunfight dynamics, how to…

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The Myth Of Pointing Accuracy

There is a myth in shooting that people have been “pointing since they were babies” so they can point a gun and hit what they want to hit. The two statements “people have been pointing since babies” and “people can point shoot accurately” are both true, but they have no relation to each other. Pointing…

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Is “Missing In Practice” the key to “Hitting In Combat?”

  What if missing more in practice could help you hit more in combat or self-defense? It can…but only if you do it right. First off, we’ve got to define what a “hit” and “miss” is… If your standard is “hitting the paper” then all of these holes would be “hits.” None would be misses.…

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“Upgraded” box/combat/square breathing

I’ve got a quick breathing drill I want you to try. It’s a variation on “box,” “square,” or “combat” breathing. These methods normally have you breathe in for 4 seconds, hold your breath 4 seconds, breathe out for 4 seconds, and hold your breath with empty lungs for 4 seconds. We’re going to tweak it…

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Making E-Type Targets Reactive For T4E Paintball Markers, UTM, Airsoft, Simunition, BB’s, Pellets and BlazePod

I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about how I make the E-Type (Plastic mil/DOD torso targets) reactive targets that I use with less-than-lethal training tools like T4E paintball markers, UTM, Airsoft, Simunition, BB’s, Pellets AND how to use them with BlazePod flash reflex and reaction lights…so I made a video 🙂 There’s a…

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My favorite self-defense tool where guns aren’t allowed…

I’ve got a great training tip for you today that could tip the scales far enough in your favor that you DON’T need to shoot in a self-defense situation. You’ve seen my videos where I demonstrate drawing and hitting target in under a second… But when I’m out and about, I don’t see my Glock…

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How To Fix Flinch Fast

Flinch is one of the more frustrating problems that shooters face…both because of how it affects accuracy and because it can come back over-and-over through the years. Flinch normally creates a low pie shaped group, although it’s common for people to be dealing with multiple issues at the same time and to see groups that…

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Smoother, Quicker Reloads with Colors & Shapes

What in the heck are these colors and shapes doing on my mags and in my magwells? They’re a hack to help you be smoother, more consistent, and quicker with your reloads. I’ll tell you all about them in the video here: Pretty cool, huh? 🙂 In summary… The colored marks in the magwell and…

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