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Top 3 “Getting Off The ‘X’” Myths about Shooting On The Move

One of the most important rules in a gunfight is to avoid being in the path of incoming rounds. And one of the popular sayings is that you need to “Get Off The ‘x’.” But that’s where bumper-sticker answers do us a disservice and cause us to buy into training myths about shooting on the…

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CNN Reveals New Bullet That Travels 28,000 Feet Per Second!  (And 6 other media gun myths)

This morning, people awoke to learn about an act of violence at a Garlic Festival south of San Francisco. It was horrible and senseless, but we’ve been force-fed lie after lie by the media and politicians in an attempt to demonize firearms and gun owners. At the same time CNN revealed a new bullet that…

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Surviving Extreme Heat & Power Outages

We’re to the part of the summer when the heat seems to be one of the big news stories. Conveniently, everyone seems to forget that it gets hot EVERY summer, so it makes good news. Heat is not new.  Heat is not unique to the US. Along with heat comes power outages, primarily from increased…

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Grown Up Lessons From Teaching Kids To Shoot

I was helping out with a dads and sons shooting event from our church awhile back and it highlighted a very important lesson in firearms training…which comes first, precision or accuracy? If you’re fuzzy on the difference, a precise 5 shot group would all go through the same hole, regardless of where that hole is…

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Combat Accuracy Vs. Precision

One of the arguments against practicing to shoot one hole groups is that you won’t have time to do this under stress. That’s a fine argument, but it’s one dimensional, and conflicts with the very training that teaches it. Oftentimes, the same training that teaches that 8” groups in sterile training conditions are adequate teach…

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Why You Should Own A Silencer (Suppressor)

Most firearms enthusiasts would agree that suppressed firearms are some of the most fun and most desirable firearms toys you can play with.  Invented by Hiram Maxim in 1902 (in parallel to the automobile silencer…aka, the muffler), it’s hard to point to any item that’s more effective at making shooting more enjoyable and safer. In…

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French gov Watchdog Group Shares Shooting Secret?

Yesterday, a French government watchdog agency released a 400 page document that could have a big impact on shooters everywhere. I have a quick, 2 minute video demonstrating what they’re talking about…but it can change your reaction times by up to 20% and make a huge difference on how quickly you learn skills. Now, if…

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You’re probably gripping too hard (Here’s how to tell)

There’s a line of thinking in shooting, combatives, and sports that if you do more of the same thing with greater frequency and intensity, you’ll get better results. But what if there’s a smarter way to train? Grip intensity on a pistol is a great example of this. On one hand, we know that the…

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My Weekend With 450 Women Shooters…And Why They’re The Future Of Shooting

This last weekend, I was outside of Burnett TX at Reveille Peak Ranch for what might be the largest women’s shooting event in the world.  The A Girl And A Gun National Conference.  450+ women (100 more than last year) working with instructors  for 3-5 days. The facility is amazing…during the conference, shooters were doing…

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“You won’t have time for “X” In A Gunfight!” (What’s the “X?”)

I got a comment on Facebook today saying that you shouldn’t practice a proper stance because you won’t have time to get one in a gunfight. I get different flavors of the same question all of the time… “It’s silly to practice with your sights because you won’t have time to use them in a…

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