Category Archives: Brain Based Pistol Training

Using The Walther PPQ ?Paintball? Gun For Serious Training?

I’ve got a great training tool to share with you today…it’s the Walther PPQ .43 caliber, CO2 powered paintball pistol. This is a great training tool, regardless of whether or not you own a Walther PPQ and I’m going to show you 3 distinct ways that you can train with this platform, depending on what…

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Are combat-accurate/center mass groups good enough? (Probably not…here’s why)

There’s a continual debate among shooters about whether or not it’s important to be able to shoot precisely with a pistol. I get messages like the following one every day from well meaning people saying it’s silly to shoot tight groups: There are 3 things that are vital to understand about the importance of being…

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What do “Average” Police Response Times Have To Do With Pool Noodles?

One of the big claims that gun grabbers make is that citizens don’t need firearms because, that’s what the police are for. But let’s dig into that a little… The big stat that people hang their hat on is “average” response times. For priority 1 calls, where lives are on the line, average response times…

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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 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 the club challenged…

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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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Grown Up Lessons From Teaching Kids To Shoot

I was helping out with a dads and sons shooting event from our church awhile back and it highlighted a very important lesson in firearms training…which comes first, precision or accuracy? If you’re fuzzy on the difference, a precise 5 shot group would all go through the same hole, regardless of where that hole is…

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Combat Accuracy Vs. Precision

One of the arguments against practicing to shoot one hole groups is that you won’t have time to do this under stress. That’s a fine argument, but it’s one dimensional, and conflicts with the very training that teaches it. Oftentimes, the same training that teaches that 8” groups in sterile training conditions are adequate teach…

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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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