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Scientific Breakthroughs In Pistol Training

  Today’s article is different from what we usually do.  It’s an interview (and written highlights of that interview) that I did recently with Dustin Solomon, author of the book, “Building Shooters.” Shortly after the USS Cole bombings, Dusty was overseas and was tasked with training up a 240 man harbor/port security force.  Only there…

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Calling Your Shots With Dry Fire-How To Know If You’re Improving

I woke up to a great question on FB today from Eddie… It’s a GREAT question…and here was my answer: First, the bullet is going to go where the sights are aligned the instant that the gun goes click/bang. When you dry fire, you learn to pay attention to how your sights are aligned as…

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Run, Hide, or Fight! (5 Techniques For Defeating Active Shooters)

  Recent shootings at churches and schools has brought one question to the top of people’s minds… If you were going about your business at a store, in the mall, at a sporting event, or in a hospital and heard that warning, what would you do? Run, Hide, or Fight? Your answer is your answer. …

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2 Free Dry Fire Drills For The New Year

  It has been a crazy last couple of years in the firearms industry… Black Friday to Christmas gun sales were down this year, but only because the last few years were record years. It’s great that more people have guns. And it’s great that more people have concealed carry permits. But in most cases,…

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Training Kindergarten Teachers To Use Violence

Violence. We’ve heard a lot about violence lately… “Gun Violence” “Violent Crime” “Violent Altercation” “Violent Video Games” “Violent Sports” “Violence on TV” Etc. In fact, the message is so consistent and prevalent that I could understand if you might even catch yourself thinking that violence is bad from time to time. But is violence bad?…

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After Action From Concealed Carry Masters Course Live

We held the first Concealed Carry Masters LIVE Course earlier this month and it was a tremendous success. It sold out a couple of weeks before and we received several requests from people who want to attend the next one. Today, I want to share some of the big takeaways from the weekend, as well…

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5 Myths About “Gun Free” Zones

[fusion_text]In light of the Orlando shootings, I wanted to re-share an article that I wrote after the Oregon shooting about the myth of gun free zones… There’s been a lot of talk recently about “Gun Free” zones and, frankly, a lot of it has been useless blather from people who know nothing about guns and…

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Situational Awareness & Immediate Action Drills

One of the things that makes the US military so effective is the use of immediate action drills. Immediate action drills are pre-programmed responses used to bridge the gap between a surprise hostile event and when you can come up with a plan.  Surprise hostile events like… Incoming mortars & artillery Ambush IED Incoming fire…

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Eyes In The Back Of Your Head Situational Awareness

One of the first lessons that you hear when you start learning about situational awareness is to position yourself where you can have your back protected and best see approaching threats. It’s not a new concept. 150 years or so ago, it was called the “Gunfighter’s Seat.” It’s the seat in a restaurant, bar, office,…

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Beyond 20/20 Vision At Any Age

Roughly 80% of the sensory input that the brain gets comes from the eyes. Vision is key to keep your balance when standing, and it’s the primary sense that you use to detect threats, identify threats, avoid attacks, target strikes (with a firearm or empty handed), and more. When most people think about vision, they…

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