Category Archives: Advanced Pistol Drills & Performance Neurology

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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Fast Cold Weather Draw Stroke??

A couple of things caused me to do this video… The number of people who have told me that they never do dry fire practice wearing the same winter clothes that they wear out of the house. The difficulties that I’ve seen people have when they try to draw from concealment with winter clothes on…and…

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Cool Quick Vision Drill for Irons and Red Dots

I’ve got a couple of fun drills for you today… They’re based on the idea that if you can hold a steady gaze, you’ll be much more accurate and precise with your shooting…ESPECIALLY if you shift your gaze to where it needs to be early. Two examples of this: If you know where movement is…

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How to get “Newbie Gains” when you’re not a noob…

When I started high school, I fell in love with weightlifting…squats in particular. I hit it HARD for a few years and loved it, but one of the things that I was always trying to do was to make gains as fast as I did when I was first starting. It didn’t happen. There’s something…

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Is it time to revisit the “4 Rules Of Firearms Safety?”

In listening to the conversations about what happened with Alec Baldwin, I’m reminded of a conversation I had with Larry Yatch and Beau Doboszynski 7 years ago at the Sealed Mindset stress shooting lab. They had something on the wall in each of their ranges…it was something along the lines of this: Firearms Safety Rules:…

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Revealing video on vision training….

You really need to check this out. Visual confusion when shooting with both eyes open is one of the more common issues that I run into with shooters. It’s complicated by the fact that most shooters have a misunderstanding about vision, eye dominance, and how the eyes work together for shooting…particularly shooting a pistol in…

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Knowledge bombs from “Training At The Speed Of Life” Instructor Training With Ken Murray

I got to spend last week going through Ken Murray’s “Training At The Speed Of Life” Reality Based Training instructor training at the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office training facility with Ken and his assistant and master instructor, Rick Furr.  It’s a 5 day, 40 hour course that goes into training history, gunfight dynamics, how to…

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The Myth Of Pointing Accuracy

There is a myth in shooting that people have been “pointing since they were babies” so they can point a gun and hit what they want to hit. The two statements “people have been pointing since babies” and “people can point shoot accurately” are both true, but they have no relation to each other. Pointing…

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Is “Missing In Practice” the key to “Hitting In Combat?”

  What if missing more in practice could help you hit more in combat or self-defense? It can…but only if you do it right. First off, we’ve got to define what a “hit” and “miss” is… If your standard is “hitting the paper” then all of these holes would be “hits.” None would be misses.…

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How To Fix Flinch Fast

Flinch is one of the more frustrating problems that shooters face…both because of how it affects accuracy and because it can come back over-and-over through the years. Flinch normally creates a low pie shaped group, although it’s common for people to be dealing with multiple issues at the same time and to see groups that…

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