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See how the right grip can cut your draw time in half and your followup speed by 75%

In a gunfight or competition, the time from beep to bang doesn’t matter nearly as much as the time from beep to when you make your first effective hit. You simply can’t miss fast enough to win a gun fight…and only effective hits count. And one of the fundamentals of fast first hits under stress…

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The myth of “Point” or “Instinctive” shooting

I got a great question/comment on Facebook today and I wanted to share it, and my response, with you… I talked some with Stephen…he has real world experience stopping lethal force threats with a pistol.  But he had 10s of thousands of rounds of practice ammo provided for him that allowed him to develop the…

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Fighter Pilots & Combat Pistol

I got a well meaning question on FB that I wanted to share with you. It’s important to understand that people say things on social media in ways that they’d never say in person: Edward made the common mistake of thinking that being able to hit things when you’re plinking with friends with no stress…

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Low Ready vs. Holster & Sighted vs. Unsighted Shooting

We’ve got a shooting study group that meets once a month to force us to get out of our comfort zone.  It’s all guys who are serious about shooting and can be trusted to move and shoot safely on a hot range in poor conditions. A lot of times, we end up shooting when it’s…

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Speed up your 1-Handed Drawstroke From Concealment

Today, we’re going to talk about 1-handed drawstrokes from concealment. I sprained my wrist falling on the ice a couple of weeks ago, so I haven’t been able to use my left hand while shooting since then. This weekend, I even shot an IDPA match 1 handed, because that’s all I had.  It was slower,…

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2 steps to a sub-second drawstroke

  Today, we’re going to go over some specific techniques for speeding up your drawstroke using the camera on your smartphone. With the simple techniques I’m going to show you, you’ll be able to quickly identify and fix problems in your technique in a few minutes in your living room…problems that would normally take hours…

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At-Home Stress Training For Self-Defense & Combat

  One of the things that I’ve focused on for the last several years is controlling brain state and chemistry under extreme stress. In a life & death situation, an unregulated fight or flight response will hurt your ability to see, think, hear, use your fingers, and more. If you can regulate your fight or…

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Winter Indoor Self-Defense Training Tips

  I don’t know about where you’re at, but we’re having a pretty mild winter.  We’ve been switching back and forth between snow and rain at a head spinning rate. Even with the mild weather, winter has still driven most shooters’ training indoors. So, today, I’m going to give you a few tips for how…

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Top 10 ways competitive shooting improves defensive performance

  As you know, my primary focus for shooting is helping people learn the skills that they need to survive lethal force encounters. Whether it’s law enforcement, military, concealed carry, or home defense, we want you to be prepared mentally, physically, and technically to succeed when second place isn’t an option. One of the best…

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How Impressing Your Friends Can Save Your Life

  When you think about training to use a firearm to stop a lethal threat, it’s healthy to think of it as serious business…because it is. But just because the end result is serious business doesn’t mean that we can’t have fun along the way…or, more importantly, that we SHOULDN’T have fun along the way.…

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