Category Archives: Advanced Pistol Drills & Performance Neurology

Sub-second hits from concealment with a subcompact

In my demo videos where I’m switching back and forth between unconcealed and concealed, I use an outside waistband holster. Like this: (This is a streamlined version of the video from earlier this week…2 minutes instead of 10…and Bjorn’s in it while I’m shooting.)   Why did I wear an outside waistband holster? Because when…

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Draw Stroke Mastery & 1 Second Draw Strokes On The Move From Concealment

Recording and editing on the new Draw Stroke Mastery course is coming along quickly.  We’ve got a couple hours of the course already posted in Upgraded Shooter. This training comes from doing remote and in-person private video coaching with hundreds of shooters and developing a 140 point checklist for the drawstroke. I took those 140…

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4 Corners Drill -Shooting on the move — Sample drill from Dry Fire Training Cards

Shooting on the move is more of a controversial topic than you may think. For some people, shooting on the move throws their accuracy and safety off so much that it’s not a good idea. For other people, they have to move so slow to be able to make hits that it makes more sense…

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The best live fire drills to do at the range

I get asked all the time for the best drills to do the next time shooters go to the range. Sometimes it’s the best drills if you only have 1 box of 50 rounds. Sometimes it’s the best drills if you’re at a restrictive range. Either way, there’s no one specific set of drills that’s…

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Tactical Vision Training Drill For Defensive Pistol, Carbine, and Precision Rifle

I’ve got a deceptively simple vision drill for you today that will help you with both-eyes-open shooting: You can do this drill at home leading up to your time at the range or at the range as a warm-up. *Big Tip*  If you’re having a challenge at first suppressing one eye, it’s normal.  If it’s…

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THIS is the quickest thing you can do to shoot better…but you shouldn’t do it.

I’m going to let you in on a little firearms training secret today. It’s a trick used by instructors to get shooters on target quickly when they’re having problems, but don’t have the time to work with every shooter on the line as much as they’d like. Roughly half of the shooters I work with…

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3 Tricks to speed up your reaction time

In a recent survey that I conducted, one of the most common problems that shooters had was that they wanted to improve their reaction times. Specifically, how to cut the time that it takes to respond to a stimulus and put an accurate round on target. So, today, I’m going to share 3 tricks with…

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Training Secret From The NFL Combine, Olympians, & Serious Shooters

The 2019 NFL Combine wraps up today and it’s been inspiring. The Combine is a chance for prospective pro players to show off their talents for NFL scouts before the draft.  They run timed sprints, obstacle drills, test vertical leap, bench press, and more. The fate of many young men’s lives are determined and teams…

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Pistol vs. Active Shooter With A Rifle? Myths & Facts

Today I’m going to share several real life examples where good guys armed with pistols stopped bad guys armed with rifles and talk about some of the realities of pistol vs. rifle fighting. May 3, 2015 Curtis Culwell Center in Garland TX. 59 year old officer Greg Stevens began taking rifle fire from 2 attackers…

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Trigger Control Dry Fire Drill Video To Improve Trigger Finger Isolation

I had an article awhile back on the blog where I talked about how to improve your trigger control by isolating the movement of your trigger finger. Some things are easier to describe with video than in writing, and, quite frankly, I understand that it was hard for people to believe that it’s possible to…

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