Category Archives: Brain Based Pistol Training

MN Terrorist Stabbing Shows Reality vs. Paper Training

  The relative ineffectiveness of defensive handgun rounds at stopping threats means that “stopping power” and “one shot stops” aren’t impossible, but incredibly unlikely with a determined attacker. As an example, take a look at the mass stabbing last fall by the radicalized Somali refugee at the St. Cloud mall in St. Cloud Minnesota. He…

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Safer Dry Fire With An AR-15

If you’ve been a subscriber of mine for more than a few seconds, you know how important dry fire is.  (If you are new and don’t know, check out this article where I go into 10 of the top reasons why dry fire training is better than live fire.) But what you may not know…

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Muzzle-Up vs. Muzzle-Down video followup…

  A few days ago, we talked some about the myth of overpenetration with an AR-15 vs. a pistol for home defense and whether you’re better off carrying your gun muzzle-up or muzzle-down in a home defense situation.  (If you missed it, you can read it >HERE<) Today, we’ve got a great video for you,…

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Swinging Tennis Ball Dry Fire Drill

  Here’s a great drill that will help you draw and get on target faster AND engage moving targets faster and more effectively, as well as a few other “hidden” benefits. It’s from Force Recon Marine, Chris Graham’s 3010Pistol course and here’s the drill: If you’ve got low ceilings, do the drill kneeling or sitting…

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How “2 little balls” can make your training more effective

Did you know that many of the things that we learn at the range create training scars that we will have to compensate for in a real-life shooting situation? It’s important to realize that there is a big difference between working on fundamentals and training for combat with a firearm.  It’s common for people to…

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Glocks, Grip Angles, and Picking Handguns for Combat & Self Defense

  I like Glocks.  That statement is guaranteed to divide the audience.  Keep reading, even if you don’t like Glocks because what I’m about to tell you will help you pick the best gun for you the next time you’re shopping. If you didn’t know, Glocks are a polarizing brand in firearms.  Like I said, I like them. …

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Awesome Marine MARSOC Shooting Video

  We’ve got a couple of things today…first is a quick, inspiring video of some MARSOC (Marine Special Operations Command) pistol & rifle training… One of the things that stands out is how much of their training that they did in civilian clothes with concealed pistols. Marine special operations, including MARSOC, Force Recon, and others,…

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The BEST Caliber For Defensive Pistols

  If your hackles went up and you assumed a war footing when you read the title of this article, you’re not alone. 🙂 The debate between projectile sizes has been raging since Cain was deciding on whether to use a small rock or a big rock to kill Abel (if, in fact, he used…

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How to shoot so you can’t miss…

  Welcome to today’s newsletter, sponsored by Dry Fire Training Cards and the 21 day Alpha Shooter DVD course…guaranteed to help you shoot 2x faster and 2x more accurately in the next 21 days or your money back.  Click >HERE< to learn more. Many police departments have a standard for their officers of needing do…

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5 Concealed Carry Pistol Laser Sight Myths

I want to start by saying that I LOVE laser sights. I own several of them and use them on high powered rifles, .22s and airsoft rifles. I bought my first Crimson Trace laser for a Kimber 1911 12 or 13 years ago.  I’ve got red, green, and IR lasers from Crimson Trace, Lasermax, Insight,…

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