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Practicing one hole groups is useless for self defense…without this.

I talk a lot about how important it is to be able to shoot 1 hole groups at close distances with your carry gun. And I get a lot of flack for it. “That’s useless for self defense…you need to spread out your shots” “Anyone can do that…if they can’t, they shouldn’t own a gun”…

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“Shocking” “Ban(ne)d” Dry Fire Recoil Training Technique

One of the biggest challenges of dry fire is how to practice and improve recoil management. That’s why I started experimenting with different ways to fix the problem several years ago. Most of what I tried didn’t work that well… but I kept trying. The solution ended up being ridiculously simple and powerful. I have…

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“What About Pistol Caliber Carbines (PCCs) For Home Defense?”

I got a great question yesterday from Dave about Pistol Caliber Carbines for home defense. Pistol caliber carbines come in many varieties, but the most popular right now are AR pattern/style rifles that take Glock mags and shoot 9mm. There are also versions with barrels that are under 16″ that fit easily in a backpack…

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Join me for Scenario Based Training in AZ! *Time Sensitive*

Several years ago, I noticed a pattern in how I responded in high stress situations. No matter how good my training and skills were, the first time I had to use those skills in a high stress situation, my performance was WAY worse than I wished it had been. It happened in sports, driving, fighting,…

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Ancient Christmas Bugout Wisdom

This week’s newsletter is on the lighter side, and is brought to you by Urban Survival Playing Cards. The core of it comes from an article I wrote back in 2010 called “Mary and Joseph’s 90 Mile Bugout” that we have added to over the years.  Even though it is light hearted, and a lot…

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How a charging moose made me change what I carry…

I did a podcast interview a couple of weeks ago with Jeff Anderson from Modern Combat And Survival Magazine. You can click >HERE< to hear the podcast: I was staying at Jeff’s a few months ago and he was fascinated with how I loaded my Glock magazines and wanted to share it with his listeners.…

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More Proof That You’re On Your Own When Seconds Count

A crazy story out of Dallas this week from Dallas Police Department whistleblower, Officer Nick Novello. Officer Novello was troubled by police response times, and asked Dallas City Counsel for help. But months went by and the problem only got worse. So he released a YouTube video showing a few shocking stats, like… The department…

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Get Off The X: Shoot on the move or get to cover first?

In a fight for your life where bullets are going in both directions, movement can be the difference in who goes home and who doesn’t. But, there’s a continual debate about whether you should try to shoot on the move or move to cover AND THEN shoot. So, which is right?  Which should you do?…

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Church & Synagogue Security After Pittsburgh Shooting

Today, people across the country have a mix of sadness and anger after the senseless mass murder at the Tree Of Life Congregation Synagogue in Pittsburgh PA. Sadness at the loss of life. And anger that the shooter was able to hurt and kill as many people as he did before someone stopped him…(Some reports…

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Could “buffalo sauce” mean the difference between life and death in a home invasion?

Billy was sitting on his couch in his sweats, watching a game he’d DVRd and eating some buffalo chicken wings when he heard a crash at the front door. Someone had broken the window next to his door and they were reaching in, grasping for the deadbolt. Realizing that his chicken wings were a relatively…

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