Category Archives: Brain Based Pistol Training

Top 5 AR-15 Laser Training Options Compared – Mantis Blackbeard, SIRT Stic, LaserAmmo Birdcage, LaserLyte

Good stuff for you today.  I’ve got 5 different options for you for doing AR-15 dry fire training with a laser and a resetting trigger. These are all options that I’ve used quite a bit…it’s not some silly “Unboxing” video. I know people from each company on the products I’m reviewing.  Some are good friends. …

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AR Dry Fire Training With paintball and airsoft for home defense

I’m a huge fan of the AR in all of it’s variants. But between limitations on where you can train, the cost of training, and safety concerns when doing 270-360 degree training, it can be a challenge. You can practice with your real AR, but you’ve got to be exacting with your safety procedures and…

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Backpeddling as a self-defense skill

One of the things that I’ve heard more times than I can count is to never back up when you’re shooting because you’ll catch your heel and trip & fall. Back in the dark ages when the majority of firearms training was done with nearly 100% live fire, that made sense.  You don’t want people…

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Engaging high angle active shooters at distance. Can you? Should you?

On the 4th of July, an active murderer started shooting at people along a parade from an elevated position in Highland Park, Illinois. Fortunately, it’s not incredibly common for active murderers to purposely take the high ground and use it to their advantage, but it does happen. 1966 – Texas Tower Massacre 2008 – Mumbai…

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The 3 “Mass Shootings” you didn’t hear about, but should have…

You probably already know about the career criminal and 4-time convicted felon who sped past a birthday party with 40 attendees in West Virginia and was asked to slow down because children were playing near/in the street. He decided that the best course of action was to go home, get a carbine, and come back…

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Shot Timers In Gunfights…

I want to share a video with you today showing how a shot timer could give you a serious advantage over an armed attacker… When you get done watching…scroll down.  It’s only 50 seconds and worth watching, with or without audio. s c r o l l   d o w n   The guy…

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Handling Stress In Shooting (Qualifiers, Competition, Defense)

I recently taught a class called “Qual Like A Boss” 🙂 at the A Girl and A Gun National Conference and it was an AWESOME class to teach. I was fortunate to learn a lot of lessons on how to perform at a high level under stress early on, but then I discarded them, thinking…

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“When Should I Speed Up My Dry Fire?” (And when not to)

A friend of mine asked an awesome question the other day on when to speed up during dry fire…when to push yourself. The truth is, the majority of shooters are either training way FASTER than they should or way SLOWER than they should and don’t know how to tell. There are 3 different answers to…

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Best Dry Fire Training For Hotels, Timeshares, AirBnBs, & VRBOs

I get asked all the time about what and how I train when I’m traveling. Paper targets are a pain…and housekeeping can get a little freaked out. Shooting Marrikesh post-it notes used to be my standby, and they worked for years, but I always wanted something better. Then, a few years ago, working with the…

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Fun Dry Fire Drills With PopUp Targets

The more variety and fun we can add to our dry fire, the quicker we’ll learn and the more often you’ll train. The more we can add visual decision making to our training, the more it will transfer over to the real world. PopUp Targets are exactly the solution you’ve been looking for to make…

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