Category Archives: Brain Based Pistol Training

Training for reality vs. training for averages

In general, most people want things delivered in nice clean packages. It’s natural to want complex ideas simplified down to a soundbite or bumper sticker. And it’s normal to want specific shooting scenarios or defensive situations to practice for…a drill that we can complete in a specific amount of time and know that we’re “good…

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Visual, Vestibular Drills For Shooting Esophoria

I don’t know about you, but I enjoyed watching the NCAA championship last night.  I’m not much of a basketball fan, but I am a big fan of watching people perform at a high level under stress. Just to add a little fun to the night, I decided to wear a UNC fleece, even though…

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See how the right grip can cut your draw time in half and your followup speed by 75%

In a gunfight or competition, the time from beep to bang doesn’t matter nearly as much as the time from beep to when you make your first effective hit. You simply can’t miss fast enough to win a gun fight…and only effective hits count. And one of the fundamentals of fast first hits under stress…

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The myth of “Point” or “Instinctive” shooting

I got a great question/comment on Facebook today and I wanted to share it, and my response, with you… I talked some with Stephen…he has real world experience stopping lethal force threats with a pistol.  But he had 10s of thousands of rounds of practice ammo provided for him that allowed him to develop the…

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Fighter Pilots & Combat Pistol

I got a well meaning question on FB that I wanted to share with you. It’s important to understand that people say things on social media in ways that they’d never say in person: Edward made the common mistake of thinking that being able to hit things when you’re plinking with friends with no stress…

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Low Ready vs. Holster & Sighted vs. Unsighted Shooting

We’ve got a shooting study group that meets once a month to force us to get out of our comfort zone.  It’s all guys who are serious about shooting and can be trusted to move and shoot safely on a hot range in poor conditions. A lot of times, we end up shooting when it’s…

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Speed up your 1-Handed Drawstroke From Concealment

Today, we’re going to talk about 1-handed drawstrokes from concealment. I sprained my wrist falling on the ice a couple of weeks ago, so I haven’t been able to use my left hand while shooting since then. This weekend, I even shot an IDPA match 1 handed, because that’s all I had.  It was slower,…

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2 steps to a sub-second drawstroke

  Today, we’re going to go over some specific techniques for speeding up your drawstroke using the camera on your smartphone. With the simple techniques I’m going to show you, you’ll be able to quickly identify and fix problems in your technique in a few minutes in your living room…problems that would normally take hours…

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At-Home Stress Training For Self-Defense & Combat

  One of the things that I’ve focused on for the last several years is controlling brain state and chemistry under extreme stress. In a life & death situation, an unregulated fight or flight response will hurt your ability to see, think, hear, use your fingers, and more. If you can regulate your fight or…

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Winter Indoor Self-Defense Training Tips

  I don’t know about where you’re at, but we’re having a pretty mild winter.  We’ve been switching back and forth between snow and rain at a head spinning rate. Even with the mild weather, winter has still driven most shooters’ training indoors. So, today, I’m going to give you a few tips for how…

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