Category Archives: Brain Based Pistol Training

Using a Sig MPX Pellet Gun for AR-15 Dry Fire Practice

If you haven’t checked out the The Sig MPX CO2 pellet rifle and it’s longer cousin, the MCX, you should….in fact, keep reading after you watch the video to see how you could get one for free!   If you’d like the idea of getting one for free, you need to pay attention quick… I…

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If It’s Cold Where You Are, Do THESE Drills Today

In most places, when it’s cold outside, everything seems to slow down. You’ve got to take time to bundle up and warm up your vehicle. You might have to drive slower. A lot of our time gets eaten up with snow removal and tending the fire (we heat with wood). Everything takes longer. And training…

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Fined for NOT Bringing A Gun To Church? (What I carry to church now)

This last week, Virginia made it legal to carry guns and knives in churches again. That’s how it should be, but the irony is that men used to be fined if they forgot to bring their gun to church in Virginia. Virginia law stated, ”All men that are fitting to bear arms, shall bring their…

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Just “knowing” how to shoot won’t cut it for self defense…here’s why

I used to love watching GI Joe cartoons. If you don’t remember or don’t know, they’d have little public service announcements like, “if some sketchy dude pulls up next to you in a van with the windows blacked out and asks if you want candy…say no!” And then they’d say, “Now you know…and knowing is…

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Practicing one hole groups is useless for self defense…without this.

I talk a lot about how important it is to be able to shoot 1 hole groups at close distances with your carry gun. And I get a lot of flack for it. “That’s useless for self defense…you need to spread out your shots” “Anyone can do that…if they can’t, they shouldn’t own a gun”…

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“Shocking” “Ban(ne)d” Dry Fire Recoil Training Technique

One of the biggest challenges of dry fire is how to practice and improve recoil management. That’s why I started experimenting with different ways to fix the problem several years ago. Most of what I tried didn’t work that well… but I kept trying. The solution ended up being ridiculously simple and powerful. I have…

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“What About Pistol Caliber Carbines (PCCs) For Home Defense?”

I got a great question yesterday from Dave about Pistol Caliber Carbines for home defense. Pistol caliber carbines come in many varieties, but the most popular right now are AR pattern/style rifles that take Glock mags and shoot 9mm. There are also versions with barrels that are under 16″ that fit easily in a backpack…

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How a charging moose made me change what I carry…

I did a podcast interview a couple of weeks ago with Jeff Anderson from Modern Combat And Survival Magazine. You can click >HERE< to hear the podcast: I was staying at Jeff’s a few months ago and he was fascinated with how I loaded my Glock magazines and wanted to share it with his listeners.…

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Get Off The X: Shoot on the move or get to cover first?

In a fight for your life where bullets are going in both directions, movement can be the difference in who goes home and who doesn’t. But, there’s a continual debate about whether you should try to shoot on the move or move to cover AND THEN shoot. So, which is right?  Which should you do?…

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Church & Synagogue Security After Pittsburgh Shooting

Today, people across the country have a mix of sadness and anger after the senseless mass murder at the Tree Of Life Congregation Synagogue in Pittsburgh PA. Sadness at the loss of life. And anger that the shooter was able to hurt and kill as many people as he did before someone stopped him…(Some reports…

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