Category Archives: Advanced Pistol Drills & Performance Neurology

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

Like every year, this year’s NFL Combine was truly impressive. 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 make…

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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 and 5 little-known facts about engaging bad guys with body armor. May 3, 2015 Curtis Culwell Center in Garland TX. 59 year…

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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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How vision training won the national championship for Alabama

If you’re a fan of good football, and not a Georgia Bulldog fan, Monday night’s BCS college national championship game between Alabama and Georgia was awesome and the game winning play had a HUGE takeaway lesson for shooters. The game ended in a tie in regulation and went into overtime. Georgia scored a field goal.…

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Why guns belong in churches this Christmas

I know that not all of my readers attend church.  Even if you don’t attend church of any kind, there is good information here that can be applied to other situations and locations.  I’m not going to get preachy, but there is some church-talk in here.  Regardless, I’d encourage you to read it to pick…

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Why Combat Accurate Training Doesn’t Work (Except When It Does)

I got a very interesting email the other day saying that trying to shoot accurately with a pistol is a waste of time for a serious shooter.  The email said that it’s fine for a competition shooter, but not for someone who may use a pistol to stop a violent threat. The justification was that…

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