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Top 10 Reasons Why The Future of America Depends on Preppers & Gun Nuts

There has been a lot of derogatory talk lately about “preppers” and “gun nuts” and I’d like to take a minute to point out 10 reasons why preppers and gun nuts have always been vital to the United States and why it is essential that we have as many as possible to survive future disasters.…

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How to get “Newbie Gains” when you’re not a noob…

When I started high school, I fell in love with weightlifting…squats in particular. I hit it HARD for a few years and loved it, but one of the things that I was always trying to do was to make gains as fast as I did when I was first starting. It didn’t happen. There’s something…

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Is it time to revisit the “4 Rules Of Firearms Safety?”

In listening to the conversations about what happened with Alec Baldwin, I’m reminded of a conversation I had with Larry Yatch and Beau Doboszynski 7 years ago at the Sealed Mindset stress shooting lab. They had something on the wall in each of their ranges…it was something along the lines of this: Firearms Safety Rules:…

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Revealing video on vision training….

You really need to check this out. Visual confusion when shooting with both eyes open is one of the more common issues that I run into with shooters. It’s complicated by the fact that most shooters have a misunderstanding about vision, eye dominance, and how the eyes work together for shooting…particularly shooting a pistol in…

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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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