Category Archives: Advanced Pistol Drills & Performance Neurology

Why “point shooting” doesn’t/does work…

I get into frequent discussions with shooters and instructors on the merits of sighted shooting vs. point shooting. Now, to be clear, I teach that there’s a time for both and teach a blended approach that let’s shooters seamlessly and effortlessly switch back and forth, but this isn’t something you can just decide you’re going…

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Answers to 5 big questions from you RE: Praxis Dynamic Gunfight Training

We’ve had ton of great feedback and questions so far on the Praxis Dynamic Gunfight Training workshop and training. One shooter who signed up and went through the training sent me this: At my shooting club we have five plate racks (6 plates each) set up, all in a long row. One of my friends at…

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360 Scan Sample Drill From Praxis

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Top 3 “Getting Off The ‘X’” Myths about Shooting On The Move

One of the most important rules in a gunfight is to avoid being in the path of incoming rounds. And one of the popular sayings is that you need to “Get Off The ‘x’.” But that’s where bumper-sticker answers do us a disservice and cause us to buy into training myths about shooting on the…

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French gov Watchdog Group Shares Shooting Secret?

Yesterday, a French government watchdog agency released a 400 page document that could have a big impact on shooters everywhere. I have a quick, 2 minute video demonstrating what they’re talking about…but it can change your reaction times by up to 20% and make a huge difference on how quickly you learn skills. Now, if…

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You’re probably gripping too hard (Here’s how to tell)

There’s a line of thinking in shooting, combatives, and sports that if you do more of the same thing with greater frequency and intensity, you’ll get better results. But what if there’s a smarter way to train? Grip intensity on a pistol is a great example of this. On one hand, we know that the…

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“You won’t have time for “X” In A Gunfight!” (What’s the “X?”)

I get well meaning comments occasionally saying that you shouldn’t practice a proper stance because you won’t have time to get one in a gunfight. I get different flavors of the same question all of the time… “It’s silly to practice with your sights because you won’t have time to use them in a gunfight.”…

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Do THIS drill today (especially) if you wear glasses or sunglasses

Did you know that the SIZE of the glasses you wear can make you slower and weaker? It’s crazy, but true. It’s something that happens with corrective lenses, sunglasses, and even shooting glasses. Here’s how it works and how you can overcome this limitation if you wear smaller sunglasses, like I do. In most people,…

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How changing the color of my lenses slashed my reaction time by 20%

A few years ago, I noticed that I started getting angry at night before going to bed. It would happen when I laid on my back in bed to read, but not when I propped myself up and laid on my stomach. I finally figured out that it was the LED lights that we’d installed…

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Try this “Blackout Wobble” drill

Here’s a fun and powerful drill that you’re going to want to try tonight. It’s based on our core philosophy that the easiest way to shoot better is to break the process down into bite-size steps, refine each of those steps, and then build the technique back up so it’s quicker and more accurate with…

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