Category Archives: Brain Based Pistol Training

Carrying Full Size vs. Compact vs. Sub-Compact

  Awhile back, we talked about 2 incidents in NYC where it took NYPD 84 rounds to stop an attacker. FBI statistics say that it takes an AVERAGE of between 2.4 and 2.9 rounds to stop an attacker, depending on caliber, but that’s 2.4-2.9 HITS. You might not always make good hits in a dynamic…

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5 high performance shooting hacks

  The blunt force way to achieve excellence at any skill is repetition. As you repeat a skill—correctly–over and over, you progress through different levels of mastery: Unconscious Incompetence—where you don’t know what you don’t know. Conscious Incompetence—where you know how little you know and seek wisdom. Conscious Competence—where you know how to perform, but…

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2 Free Dry Fire Drills For The New Year

  It has been a crazy last couple of years in the firearms industry… Black Friday to Christmas gun sales were down this year, but only because the last few years were record years. It’s great that more people have guns. And it’s great that more people have concealed carry permits. But in most cases,…

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Recoil Management For Fast Double Taps

One of the goals that many shooters aspire to is being able to put fast, accurate double-taps on target. Definitions vary, but for most people, that’s getting one sight picture and putting 2 rounds on or incredibly near your point of aim in rapid succession (.1-.2 seconds between shots) without getting a second clear, crisp…

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Countering The Myths of Gun Violence

As I was preparing this article, I realized that a lot of what I wanted to say had already been written…after the Sandy Hook murders, San Bernardino, Southerland Springs, Pulse Nightclub, Charleston, Parkland and others.  They are absolutely horrible, but the only reason why they’re unusual and shocking is because we choose to close our…

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Aiming Center Mass vs. Quick Stop–Which is Better?

  I remember the first deer that I shot. I was about 80 yards away, waited until I had my angle, and hit it with a heart-double-lung shot with my .308. It bucked and then sprinted off as if it hadn’t watched enough TV to know how it was supposed to react when shot. I…

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1 Weird 2 Cent Trick For Precision With A Pistol

  Ox here with a little 2 cent trick with you that may very well completely change how well you shoot. It’s called a “Gip”. I first learned about the Gip from the creator, Matt Seibert…former General Manager of Colonel Cooper’s Gunsite Academy and creator of the Insight Deadly Accuracy program. Matt’s created several things…

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3 Great Lessons From Getting Disqualified at Indoor Nationals

  Ox here, from Dry Fire Training Cards… A couple of months ago, I sponsored and shot in the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championships. Many of you knew I was getting ready for it and heard rumors of what happened, and I want to share exactly what happened. It was simultaneously horrible and…

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The BEST Pistol Shooting Technique

  Ox here…This article is going to blend an important life lesson with shooting in general and pistol shooting in particular and I’m sure it’ll ruffle some feathers. I guarantee it’ll be entertaining and educational. There’s a school of thought in pistol training that you want to pick and use techniques that will work on…

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Top 10 Reasons You Should Shoot Competitively

Ox here…we are fast approaching summer and, along with warm weather, this time of year gives us thousands of opportunities across the country to compete in local, regional, and national shooting sports events that can make you a better defensive shooter. Specifically, IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Association) matches, AGAG (A Girl & A Gun), USPSA…

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