Category Archives: Brain Based Pistol Training

Avoid this dummy drill & how to turn it into a “smart” drill…

One of the most popular range drills is the “ball and dummy” drill. The way it typically works is that someone loads your magazine with mostly live rounds and one dummy round… With the expectation that, when you get to it, you’ll press the trigger and flinch to manage recoil that didn’t happen. It’s a…

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Praxis “360 Scan” Drill + CoolFire

One of the big problems that has crept into training over the last few years is the idea of doing a 360 scan. Being aware of your environment is not a bad thing. Scanning your environment isn’t a bad thing. But practicing to quickly turn your head back and forth without purpose creates training scars…and…

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Using The T4E ?Paintball? Gun For Serious Training?

I’ve got a great training tool to share with you today…it’s the .43 caliber, CO2 powered paintball marker pistols from T4E (Training for Engagement). This is a great training tool, regardless of whether or not you own a Walther PPQ, Glock, M&P, or other pistol profile that they make a trainer for and I’m going…

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Are combat-accurate/center mass groups good enough? (Probably not…here’s why)

There’s a continual debate among shooters about whether or not it’s important to be able to shoot precisely with a pistol. I get messages like the following one every day from well meaning people saying it’s silly to shoot tight groups: There are 3 things that are vital to understand about the importance of being…

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What do “Average” Police Response Times Have To Do With Pool Noodles?

One of the big claims that gun grabbers make is that citizens don’t need firearms because, that’s what the police are for. But let’s dig into that a little… The big stat that people hang their hat on is “average” response times. For priority 1 calls, where lives are on the line, average response times…

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Why “point shooting” doesn’t/does work…

I get into frequent discussions with shooters and instructors on the merits of sighted shooting vs. point shooting. Now, to be clear, I teach that there’s a time for both and teach a blended approach that let’s shooters seamlessly and effortlessly switch back and forth, but this isn’t something you can just decide you’re going…

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Answers to 5 big questions from you RE: Praxis Dynamic Gunfight Training

We’ve had ton of great feedback and questions so far on the Praxis Dynamic Gunfight Training workshop and training. One shooter who went through the training sent me this: At my shooting club we have five plate racks (6 plates each) set up, all in a long row. One of my friends at the club challenged…

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360 Scan Sample Drill From Praxis

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Top 3 “Getting Off The ‘X’” Myths about Shooting On The Move

One of the most important rules in a gunfight is to avoid being in the path of incoming rounds. And one of the popular sayings is that you need to “Get Off The ‘x’.” But that’s where bumper-sticker answers do us a disservice and cause us to buy into training myths about shooting on the…

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Grown Up Lessons From Teaching Kids To Shoot

I was helping out with a dads and sons shooting event from our church awhile back and it highlighted a very important lesson in firearms training…which comes first, precision or accuracy? If you’re fuzzy on the difference, a precise 5 shot group would all go through the same hole, regardless of where that hole is…

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