Author Archives: Ox

Meth-head at the stop-n-rob…what happens next?

As you’re filling up with gas, you watch a guy trying to smoking meth out of a Monster Energy Drink can across the street. You think…”They” shouldn’t be in “this” part of town…especially in the middle of the day. The dude’s trying really hard, but it’s obvious…even from across the street…that his lighter is out…

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Is it Bad to Dry Fire a Gun? Exploring Pros and Cons

Is it bad to dry fire a gun? This question often sparks debate among firearms owners and enthusiasts. In this comprehensive blog post, we will explore the concept of dry firing, its potential risks, and benefits. We’ll delve into the intricacies of dry firing practice and how it affects various types of firearms. Additionally, we’ll…

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My weekend with 600+ 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 6th year in a row.  It was in beautiful Grand Junction Colorado at the Cameo Shooting Complex and it was another incredible experience. 600+ women shooters from all 50 states took blocks of instruction on everything…

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A 47% (avg) increase in speed+accuracy in 5 minutes? See the story…

I was one of the instructors at the A Girl And A Gun Conference at Cameo in Grand Junction this last week/weekend. On Sunday, I did a sneaky experiment with the morning vision training class. ~5 minutes of simple drills resulted in an average 47% improvement in speed and accuracy! For the test, we were…

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Reload cheats

One of the skills needed for the FBI Qualifier is the ability to reload quickly. String 6 has a reload and, to hit the times, we need to realize that we’ve got an empty chamber, remove the existing mag, insert a fresh mag, chamber a round, get back on target, and fire the next shot…

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Lessons from “The Shot That Failed”

Yesterday was the 37th anniversary of the “FBI Miami Shootout.” One of the rounds fired stopped JUST short of the heart of one of the shooters…after this hit failed to stop the shooter, the shooter murdered 2 FBI agents. This incident forever changed how law enforcement chose ammunition and weapons for gunfights and it influenced…

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Staying on Your Feet During A Fight

Written by Adam Scholl from Scholl Security Group.  Adam is a former FBI and USMS Task Force Officer. Adam has worked for the U.S. DoD as a fieldcraft instructor and currently works in the private security sector. He is also a Renzo Gracie BJJ Black Belt and a Krav Maga Black belt. We’ve all heard the old stories from the Gracie…

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What’s The FBI Says About Citizens Stopping Active Shooters?…Ugh.

When the FBI released their report of active shooter incidents in the US for 2021, they basically said that civilian gun ownership and concealed carry don’t stop crime. They identified 252 active shooter incidents between 2014 and 2021 and claimed that only 11 of them were stopped by citizens. That’s just 4.4%. It made me…

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How To Use Electronic Laser Targets

Jeff wrote in with a question on electronic laser targets, “I have the iTarget.  I train in my house.  Are you saying to walk around and shoot at the target?”  What I’m going to say applies to several different laser training tools, like iTarget, iMarksman, LASR, MantisX, LaserHIT, GSight, and more. I’m going to use…

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Myth of the 10,000 Rule For Shooters (Thank goodness!)

In 2008, one of my favorite authors, Malcom Gladwell, wrote a book called “Outliers” where he laid out an idea called the “10,000 rule.” Gladwell was building on a 1993 paper by Anders Ericsson and claimed that, regardless of the field, “you need to have practiced, to have apprenticed, for 10,000 hours before you get…

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