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Fixing The 2 Most Common AR-15 Training Errors

  Today, I’ve got 2 common AR-15 training errors that I’m going to take A LOT of heat for pointing out. These 2 inferior techniques/errors are almost sacred cows in the firearms training industry. Almost 100% of the top competitive shooters use them. You see super-high-speed tactical ninjas with Tier I credentials use them. They’re the…

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Will Dry Fire Hurt My Gun?

  I got a great question from Richard on Facebook yesterday–“Lots of Dry fire could damage the pistol.? Right”  This is one of the most common questions about dry fire.  And for good reason.  People spend hard-earned money on firearms and don’t want to hurt them. Keep in mind that ANY time you use something…

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Combat Shooting Tips From Larry Bird?

  Whether you’re a basketball fan or not, there are great lessons that we can learn from the greatest players in any sport and apply them to our lives. At some level, big games in professional sports and defending yourself in a self defense situation are similar.  In both cases, you’re training to be able…

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Swinging Tennis Ball Dry Fire Drill

  Here’s a great drill that will help you draw and get on target faster AND engage moving targets faster and more effectively, as well as a few other “hidden” benefits. It’s from Force Recon Marine, Chris Graham’s 3010Pistol course and here’s the drill: If you’ve got low ceilings, do the drill kneeling or sitting…

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Linear Range Training Scars

  You’ve probably heard the saying before, “Train the way you want to fight because you’ll fight the way you trained.” This is wisdom that you can take to the bank.  When your stress level gets so high that your mid-brain takes over control from your frontal lobe, you lose most of your critical thinking…

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How “2 little balls” can make your training more effective

Did you know that many of the things that we learn at the range create training scars that we will have to compensate for in a real-life shooting situation? It’s important to realize that there is a big difference between working on fundamentals and training for combat with a firearm.  It’s common for people to…

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Dry Fire Safety Rules

  Safety is key anytime you’re handling a weapon.  Dry Fire Training Cards are designed to be used with an inert weapon or with a live weapon that has been physically AND visually verified cold (empty of ammunition), with any/all live ammunition locked up in a separate room. By definition, dry fire is the manipulation…

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5 Lessons from 6 weeks of Attacks

  I was listening to Michael Bane’s podcast on Wednesday about “chumming for monsters” and he brilliantly brought up some of the changes in accepted best practices that have happened over the last few weeks as a result of terrorist attacks.  If you’re not subscribed to his podcast, you can do so by clicking >HERE<…

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Awesome Marine MARSOC Shooting Video

  We’ve got a couple of things today…first is a quick, inspiring video of some MARSOC (Marine Special Operations Command) pistol & rifle training… One of the things that stands out is how much of their training that they did in civilian clothes with concealed pistols. Marine special operations, including MARSOC, Force Recon, and others,…

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