Category Archives: Brain Based Pistol Training

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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5.56 or 9mm for home defense?

One of the smartest reasons that people own and train with firearms is for home defense…to protect themselves and those they love during their most vulnerable moments. One of the big reasons why people don’t use a carbine for home defense is because they’re afraid of overpenetration…especially compared to a pistol round like the 9mm.…

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How to use Brain Based Diagnostic Splatter Targets

For years, I have mocked diagnostic targets.  I love the idea behind them, but they’re designed for slow fire, 1 handed, bullseye shooting using light single action triggers.  Besides telling you the problem and not the solution, they just don’t work for 2 handed defensive shooting. To be clear, in my opinion, “defensive shooting” doesn’t…

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“My Sights Are Off” and other Pistol Accuracy Myths

There are some trips to the range that I remember very clearly… A decade or so ago, I bought an H&K USPc. I immediately took it to the range, had the sights swapped out, and took it onto the range for a test fire. The darn thing shot low. I took it back to the gunsmith…

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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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Avoiding Splatter Target Training Scars…

A TON of people took advantage of our weekend sale on diagnostic splatter targets…enough that we’re doing a combo version of it today.  We have some that you can get most ricky tick as part of a training package that includes 21 Day Alpha Shooter and Dry Fire Training Cards that you can get >HERE<…

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Thanksgiving Gun Control Conversation Survival Tips for EGRs…

The wife of one of our pastors had a term for people who needed a little extra grace–she called them EGRs (pronounced Eggars) and it stands for Extra Grace Required. You may have some EGRs in your family who go off on the insanity of gun owners this weekend. And I want to give you…

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300 AAC Blackout 208 gr Subsonic A-Max and Silverback

I’m a HUGE fan of .300 blk and have been shooting it since 2012. A lot of people don’t understand the allure of the .300 blk, and some think it’s ridiculous. That’s fine, but let me SHOW you why I like .300blk subsonic so much and then I’ll give you some quick background on the…

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Church Security After Texas Shooting

This morning, people across the country have a mix of sadness and anger after the senseless mass murder at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs. Sadness at the loss of life. And anger that the shooter was able to hurt and kill as many people as he did before someone stopped him. I’m asking…

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