Author Archives: Ox

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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5 drills for trigger finger isolation (One is “Magical”)

One of the most common problems in shooting is low-left groups for right handers. It’s normally caused by a combination of anticipating recoil and/or “sympathetic squeeze.” Basically, it’s not always easy to press the trigger without squeezing the rest of the fingers, the thumb, and flexing the wrist at the same time. To complicate things,…

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Should you go to the range when you’re going through a dry fire course?

I got a question from Darryl from Ft. Worth over the weekend asking whether or not he should avoid going to the range to do some shooting while he is going through the 21 Day Alpha Shooter Course. This question comes up with 21 Day Alpha Shooter, 30-10 Pistol, and Concealed Carry Masters Course. Larry,…

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No Time To Practice? Here’s 4 1-Minute Dry Fire Drills You Can Do In Your Car Or On A Plane

When I’m talking with shooters, the biggest reason people give for not doing the dry fire training is time. I get it.  Sometimes, my days are so crazy that I don’t even have 10-15 minutes to do things that I know I need to do. So, today, I’m going to share 4 drills with you…

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See Your Front Sight Faster & More Clearly

One of the most common problems that shooters have is how long it takes them to see their front sight clearly. The process is pretty amazing. The shape of the eye changes so that a clear image of the front sight forms on the back of each eye. A chemical reaction turns that image into…

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Adding fun and variety to dry fire to help you learn faster and perform better

I’ve got a fun, easy, and powerful set of drills for you today that will help you improve faster if you’re in a learning mode and break through plateaus if you’re having troubles making the gains you want. The drills…or rather modifications…are VERY simple on the surface and here’s why they work. There are several…

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Leads on Moving Targets With Pistols

I know that I have readers who believe in liberty, tolerance, and free speech, as long as it doesn’t have anything to do with Jesus…If that’s you, I ask for a few moments of tolerance, open mindedness and I think you’ll appreciate what I’m about to say. Today is Good Friday.  The day when a…

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KKM Match Grade Glock 26 Replacement Barrel Field Test & Review

8” groups at 85 yards…with a subcompact? Awhile back, I decided to upgrade the little 3.42″ barrel in my Glock 26. I changed the ammo I was carrying from 124gr to 147gr and the stock barrel didn’t seem to like it as much. Specifically, I have steel in my back yard at 55 and 85…

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Training for reality vs. training for averages

In general, most people want things delivered in nice clean packages. It’s natural to want complex ideas simplified down to a soundbite or bumper sticker. And it’s normal to want specific shooting scenarios or defensive situations to practice for…a drill that we can complete in a specific amount of time and know that we’re “good…

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