Category Archives: Brain Based Pistol Training

4 Corners Drill -Shooting on the move — Sample drill from Dry Fire Training Cards

Shooting on the move is more of a controversial topic than you may think. For some people, shooting on the move throws their accuracy and safety off so much that it’s not a good idea. For other people, they have to move so slow to be able to make hits that it makes more sense…

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The best live fire drills to do at the range

I get asked all the time for the best drills to do the next time shooters go to the range. Sometimes it’s the best drills if you only have 1 box of 50 rounds. Sometimes it’s the best drills if you’re at a restrictive range. Either way, there’s no one specific set of drills that’s…

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Is it quicker to present from your holster than from low ready?

We’ve got a shooting study group that meets once a month to force us to get out of our comfort zone.  It’s all guys who are serious about shooting and can be trusted to move and shoot safely on a hot range in poor conditions. A lot of times, we end up shooting when it’s…

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Why I stopped doing back flips with a loaded gun…

Right now, you’re probably wondering why in the heck I’d ever see the need to do a back flip with a loaded gun. You’re right.  I don’t. That’s one of those things that I stopped doing before I even started. But one off-duty FBI agent in Denver did exactly that early Saturday morning at a…

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Tactical Vision Training Drill For Defensive Pistol, Carbine, and Precision Rifle

I’ve got a deceptively simple vision drill for you today that will help you with both-eyes-open shooting: You can do this drill at home leading up to your time at the range or at the range as a warm-up. *Big Tip*  If you’re having a challenge at first suppressing one eye, it’s normal.  If it’s…

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Top 3 mass shooting myths–specifically school shootings

Another shooting at a school.  It’s tragic, but the media has been quick to pile on half-truths and outright lies in order to manipulate youth who are easy to manipulate and adults who just don’t have the time or energy to dig into what they’re being told. So, today, I wanted to give you a…

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If you still use your sights to aim, you should do this instead…

There are stages that shooters go through as they go from picking up a pistol for the first time to being ready to use a pistol in a life or death situation. This is true of all skills. With riding a bike, people either start with training wheels or a scoot bike.  Eventually, people can…

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5 Quick/Easy Spec-Ops Trigger Control Tips For Defensive Pistol & Long Range Precision

One of the most important things you can learn as a shooter—especially a defensive pistol shooter or long range precision shooter—is how to press the trigger without disturbing where the sights are pointed. A bad trigger press can cause you to miss man-sized targets at incredibly close distances. When you’re shooting paper in front of…

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My Weekend With 350+ Woman Shooters…And Why They’re The Future Of Shooting

  This last weekend, I was outside of Burnett TX at Reveille Peak Ranch for what might be the largest women’s shooting event in the world.  The A Girl And A Gun National Conference.  350+ women working with instructors  for 3-5 days. The facility is amazing…during the conference, shooters were doing pistol, carbine, shotgun, long…

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THIS is the quickest thing you can do to shoot better…but you shouldn’t do it.

I’m going to let you in on a little firearms training secret today. It’s a trick used by instructors to get shooters on target quickly when they’re having problems, but don’t have the time to work with every shooter on the line as much as they’d like. Roughly half of the shooters I work with…

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