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Defending Against The “Illusion of Competency”

This may strike a nerve, but it’s a really important thing to understand. One of the biggest enemies of real-world performance is the belief that people have that they are “good enough” when they only really have a fraction of the skill they think they do. This is an issue with every skill, but it’s…

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How to break the habit of dipping the front sight

There was a question today in a group that I’m part of where the shooter asked for tips on how to keep from dipping his front sight as he shoots. There were several suggestions, including the thought that it might be that he was pushing the gun down too quickly to see where he hit.…

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Four Myths of “Front Sight Focus”

There are a ton of myths floating around about using a front sight focus on a self-defense pistol…myths like: You MUST always use a front sight focus. You definitely won’t be able to see your front sight in a high stress situation so you shouldn’t waste your time practicing with your front sight. Front sight…

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Light Based Dry Fire That’s Better Than Live Fire

I’ve got a cool video of a light-based drill that will show you (again) how dry fire training can be so much more effective than live fire training when it’s done correctly. I just shot it quick yesterday with my iPad propped up on a shelf and did a quick edit today…nothing fancy…just some REALLY…

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Christmas 2020–My Favorite Things

For a few years, Glenn Beck used to have a Christmas episode called “My Favorite Things” where he told his audience about what he was giving his friends and loved ones for Christmas. I’m fortunate to have half a dozen of my products recommended on his radio and TV shows…not as ads, but as gift…

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Don’t make this expensive (and potentially deadly) Dry Fire Mistake… (picture!)

As we are seeing from what happened with a movie prop gun yesterday, the story I’m going to share with you today could have been bad…VERY bad. Let’s start with the negligent discharge that had a low consequence, and then we’ll move on to yesterday’s tragedy. A shooter in a group I’m a part of…

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What’s The best place to conceal with the quickest draw time?

I got a great question from Douglas after he signed up for our Praxis counter-ambush and counter-assault training… “What’s the best place, with the shortest draw time to conceal my pistol?” It’s a great question, but it’s a little more complicated than it may seem. As an example, the best place I’ve found to carry…

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Training Slow & Smooth or Go Fast, Don’t Suck???

There’s a quote attributed to Wyatt Earp that basically says, “Slow is smooth and smooth is fast.”  Actually, what he said was “Make haste, slowly.” There is SOOOOOOO much misinformation on this topic. To begin with, it’s not a binary, white/black, train slow/train fast issue–it’s a progression, similar to training wheels/no training wheels. The tongue-in-cheek reply…

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5 Common Home Defense Myths (Don’t fall for them!)

Home defense is a serious concern for most Americans…even more so with the decrease in officers on the job, increase in prison releases, and overall violence in general that we’re seeing. But there are myths about home defense—dangerous myths—that just won’t die that we’re going to cover today. Myth #1:  “I load my home defense…

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Are you training too much at one time?

There’s a natural assumption that if you want to get better at a skill, you should spend hours every day practicing it. After all, we hear stories all the time about the best players in the world showing up an hour or two early for practice and being the best because they simply outwork everyone…

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