Author Archives: Ox

Backpeddling as a self-defense skill

One of the things that I’ve heard more times than I can count is to never back up when you’re shooting because you’ll catch your heel and trip & fall. Back in the dark ages when the majority of firearms training was done with nearly 100% live fire, that made sense.  You don’t want people…

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Parrying In A Gunfight? (like a sword)

I’ve got a crazy video for you today of a super-close-range gunfight that erupted as a couple was getting tacos last Thursday. The good guy is behind the 8-ball…gun pointed at him while his pistol is still holstered. As it plays out, they’re SO close that their muzzles actually cross! **!!Warning!!**  Real Gunfight & blood.…

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Event/Media Driven Training & Modified Dicken’s Drill (8″target 60yards)

I’ve got a couple of cool things for you today. First is a “drill” was created this week to commemorate Eli Dicken’s life-saving actions on Sunday at the Greenwood Park Mall in Greenwood Id. Latest reports from video analysis evidently show that Dickens fired from a braced position, behind a column, 43 yards away from the…

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Engaging high angle active shooters at distance. Can you? Should you?

On the 4th of July, an active murderer started shooting at people along a parade from an elevated position in Highland Park, Illinois. Fortunately, it’s not incredibly common for active murderers to purposely take the high ground and use it to their advantage, but it does happen. 1966 – Texas Tower Massacre 2008 – Mumbai…

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Distract, get off-the-x, draw from IWB concealment, AND put 2 hits on target in less than a second

This is going to be fun… Making a hit on target in under a second is a great goal.  It’s relatively useless in a gunfight on it’s own, but the smoothness, efficiency, and confidence that you build in the quest for a sub-second draw is INCREDIBLY valuable. Making 2 hits on target in under a…

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The 3 “Mass Shootings” you didn’t hear about, but should have…

You probably already know about the career criminal and 4-time convicted felon who sped past a birthday party with 40 attendees in West Virginia a few weeks ago and was asked to slow down because children were playing near/in the street. He decided that the best course of action was to go home, get a…

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Shot Timers In Gunfights…

I want to share a video with you today showing how a shot timer could give you a serious advantage over an armed attacker… When you get done watching…scroll down.  It’s only 50 seconds and worth watching, with or without audio. s c r o l l   d o w n   The guy…

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Handling Stress In Shooting (Qualifiers, Competition, Defense)

I recently taught a class called “Qual Like A Boss” 🙂 at the A Girl and A Gun National Conference and it was an AWESOME class to teach. I was fortunate to learn a lot of lessons on how to perform at a high level under stress early on, but then I discarded them, thinking…

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Last weekend with 550+ 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 5th year in a row.  It was in beautiful Grand Junction Colorado at the Cameo Shooting Complex and it was another incredible experience. 550+ women shooters from all 50 states took blocks of instruction on everything…

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“When Should I Speed Up My Dry Fire?” (And when not to)

A friend of mine asked an awesome question the other day on when to speed up during dry fire…when to push yourself. The truth is, the majority of shooters are either training way FASTER than they should or way SLOWER than they should and don’t know how to tell. There are 3 different answers to…

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