Category Archives: Brain Based Pistol Training

Isosceles, Weaver, or Combat Stance for Self Defense???

I got a great email from a shooter yesterday asking me why I liked the isosceles stance instead of the Weaver stance. In the isosceles stance, the shooter’s face, shoulders, hips, and feet are squared up to the target and the arms are outstretched, making an equilateral triangle with the arms and chest…like an arrowhead…that’s…

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Spilling wine, missing reloads, and slow first hits…what’s the connection?

Next time you are at a party, pay attention to how people pour…whether it’s from a wine bottle or from a pitcher. I’m not talking about a “pro” at a restaurant who pours all of the time. I’m talking about watching “normals” pour. Here’s what you’ll normally see.  Definitely not always, but normally. They’ll hold…

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An LE Perspective on “Spreading Your Hits” On Paper Targets

I’m part of a professional firearms instructor group on Facebook and I want to share with you one of the conversations we had over the weekend… The original post was, “Recently talking with other cops–some who instruct–over the idiotic comments some department firearms instructors STILL say and have said over the years. The one that…

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Busting the Myth Of The Iron Grip For Shooting

For some reason, I’ve been getting questions and finding myself in conversations about grip quite a bit lately. Now, there’s a lot of misinformation on grip…especially on how firmly you should grip, how to improve grip, and what to do about reduced grip from arthritis, carpal tunnel, and other pain issues. Take the 100% grip…

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How “Twister” and a 99c app can help you “overtrain” beyond common pistol standards

Most training today is what is known as “training to a standard.” It may be passing a test, shooting a certain size & speed group, or checking a box on the amount of time & reps done. The problem is, that type of training doesn’t carry over to the real world. Going to the range,…

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New Popup Targets!

As you can probably tell, we’re on a continual quest to make gun training more fun and more effective. Because the more fun you have doing it, the more often you’ll train AND the quicker you’ll learn. Today, I want to introduce you to our newest targets…Popup Targets 🙂 As you’ll see, I had some…

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Beyond 20/20 Vision At Any Age

Roughly 80% of the sensory input that the brain gets comes from the eyes. Vision is key to keep your balance when standing, and it’s the primary sense that you use to detect threats, identify threats, avoid attacks, target strikes (with a firearm or empty handed), and more. When most people think about vision, they…

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Shooting On The Move at 60+ Yards With A Subcompact!?!

After the recent church shooting outside of Ft. Worth, there’s been a lot of talk about whether or not it’s possible to make distance shots with guns that are small enough for most people to carry on a regular basis. Ironically, one of the last trainings I ran for my church’s security team included shooting…

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Why snap caps suck for dry fire practice…

For decades, snap caps were the best option for doing dry fire practice. Because they were the only option. But, they had some serious shortcomings… The more they look like live rounds, the easier it is to mistakenly introduce a live round…with potentially tragic results.It might be that a live round accidentally got mixed in…

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Why you need to keep your finger off the trigger…

I’m part of a few instructor groups online and a question was recently posed about an agency who’s policy is to scan for threats with the trigger finger on the trigger and the slack taken up. The response was pretty much universal…if your sights are on your intended target, the finger goes on the trigger. …

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