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Slaying 3 Sacred Cows Of Firearms Training

One of the things that I find fascinating about the world of firearms training is how fast opinions or personal anecdotes become set-in-stone rules. “Rules” like… The 21 foot rule EVERYONE will have tunnel vision in a defensive shooting situation 2 to the body and 1 to the head solves all problems You’ll never see…

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Delta’s Silly New Rules For Flying With Guns

If you’re thinking of flying with a firearm in the near future, I wanted to give you a heads-up… In January, a deranged man flew from Alaska to Ft. Lauderdale, got his baggage, went into the bathroom, pulled out a checked pistol, loaded it, and started shooting defenseless people, killing 5. It was horrible. Delta…

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7 Benefits Of Shooting Pistols With Both Eyes Open

One of the most common training scars that I run into is shooters who are trying to shoot pistols with 1 eye closed instead of with both eyes open.  Oftentimes, they were taught that way. This is a problem for several reasons, none of which happen for all people, all the time. VISION SPEED:  Most…

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3 Techniques For Clearing Cover Garments

One part of concealed carry that trips up a lot of people is clearing your cover garment from the gun. It can get caught up on the butt of your gun, you can grab a hand-full of cover garment as you’re drawing, or cover can block your draw all together. So, today, I’ve got a…

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Join Me In Person For 4 Days Of Training With Dr. Cobb…

One of the biggest things that makes my firearms training different and more effective than traditional firearms training is the fact that I focus as high upstream in the learning and training process as possible. Sights, triggers, gear, guns, and technique are all important, but you can get several times more benefit from your training…

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Are you shooting faster than you can assess?

I frequently get asked whether it’s appropriate to shoot more than 2 shots before assessing your threats and why I shoot such long strings in some of my videos. Let me start with why I shoot such long strings in some of my videos… Short strings of fire hide problems. Long range shooters know this. …

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Inspirational Quotes For Independence Day

Today’s post celebrates our nation’s independence by reflecting upon the words of past and present American leaders.  Some of the quotes included are amusing, some are sobering, and some are inspirational, but they are all part of the American spirit that has helped form our great nation.  We wish you a wonderful Independence Day! 20 Military Quotes Whoever…

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50 Round Defensive Practice Plan

I do the majority of my practice with dry fire, but I realized on the way home tonight that it had been a few weeks since I’d done any real live fire practice. Now dry fire is absolutely the best way to practice if you want to learn quickly and refine your technique, but it…

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The benefits and serious problems with shooting standards

To a certain extent, the world of shooting is built on how well people do on standard courses of fire. Medals, badges, ribbons, and pins are awarded in military and law enforcement organizations, as well as in competitive leagues and are awarded by some higher end instructors for performance during training. These ranking, or caste…

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Want to shoot better? Train less. Here’s why…

A common saying in the gun world is that if you have a choice between a $500 gun and a $1,000 gun, you should get the $500 gun and put the rest into training and ammo. This is true to a point, but the majority of training and practice that gets done at ranges across…

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