Category Archives: Advanced Pistol Drills & Performance Neurology

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. 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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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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This “Inner Ear” Trick Will Help You Shoot Faster

How Do Visual and Vestibular Resets Help You Shoot Faster? One of the questions that I’ve gotten about our Brain Based Diagnostic Pistol Target is what a visual and vestibular reset is and why does it matter? In short, most people don’t realize it, but you’ve got a visual aiming system and a vestibular (inner…

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Fixing Horizontal Stringing On Pistol Groups

When I’m working with a single shooter on a live fire range, I spend most of my time assessing the shooter…not looking at their target.  I look at what they’re doing, how they’re doing it, and figuring out the 1-2 highest leverage opportunities for improvement. But when I’m working with multiple shooters at the same…

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7 Benefits Of Shooting Pistols With Both Eyes Open

One of the most common training scars that I run into is shooters who are trying to shoot pistols with 1 eye closed instead of with both eyes open.  Oftentimes, they were taught that way. This is a problem for several reasons, none of which happen for all people, all the time. VISION SPEED:  Most…

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