Category Archives: Brain Based Pistol Training

How Sleep Spindles Can Help You Shoot Better…Overnight!

Everybody knows that sleep is important for staying healthy, keeping a clear head, and performing at your peak. But did you know that something called “sleep spindles” can slash the time that it takes to improve as a shooter? And literally help you sleep your way to success? I bet you can remember a time…

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How To Manage .45 Recoil With Only 2 Fingers

Sometimes, the firearms training industry gets in a rut…and people get very emotional about techniques that they read about or see on videos without ever testing them. One of the sacred cows of gun training is that you should squeeze the life out of your pistol, get as much meat on metal as possible, and…

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Slaying 3 Sacred Cows Of Firearms Training

One of the things that I find fascinating about the world of firearms training is how fast opinions or personal anecdotes become set-in-stone rules. “Rules” like… The 21 foot rule EVERYONE will have tunnel vision in a defensive shooting situation 2 to the body and 1 to the head solves all problems You’ll never see…

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Delta’s Silly New Rules For Flying With Guns

If you’re thinking of flying with a firearm in the near future, I wanted to give you a heads-up… In January, a deranged man flew from Alaska to Ft. Lauderdale, got his baggage, went into the bathroom, pulled out a checked pistol, loaded it, and started shooting defenseless people, killing 5. It was horrible. Delta…

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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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3 Techniques For Clearing Cover Garments

One part of concealed carry that trips up a lot of people is clearing your cover garment from the gun. It can get caught up on the butt of your gun, you can grab a hand-full of cover garment as you’re drawing, or cover can block your draw all together. So, today, I’ve got a…

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Are you shooting faster than you can assess?

I frequently get asked whether it’s appropriate to shoot more than 2 shots before assessing your threats and why I shoot such long strings in some of my videos. Let me start with why I shoot such long strings in some of my videos… Short strings of fire hide problems. Long range shooters know this. …

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Inspirational Quotes For Independence Day

Today’s post celebrates our nation’s independence by reflecting upon the words of past and present American leaders.  Some of the quotes included are amusing, some are sobering, and some are inspirational, but they are all part of the American spirit that has helped form our great nation.  We wish you a wonderful Independence Day! 20 Military Quotes Whoever…

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50 Round Defensive Practice Plan

I do the majority of my practice with dry fire, but I realized on the way home tonight that it had been a few weeks since I’d done any real live fire practice. Now dry fire is absolutely the best way to practice if you want to learn quickly and refine your technique, but it…

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The benefits and serious problems with shooting standards

To a certain extent, the world of shooting is built on how well people do on standard courses of fire. Medals, badges, ribbons, and pins are awarded in military and law enforcement organizations, as well as in competitive leagues and are awarded by some higher end instructors for performance during training. These ranking, or caste…

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