Category Archives: Brain Based Pistol Training

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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Top 10 ways competitive shooting improves defensive performance

  As you know, my primary focus for shooting is helping people learn the skills that they need to survive lethal force encounters. Whether it’s law enforcement, military, concealed carry, or home defense, we want you to be prepared mentally, physically, and technically to succeed when second place isn’t an option. One of the best…

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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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