Category Archives: Fixing Low-Left Groups, Flinch, etc.

How fast should you dry fire so you don’t outrun the gun in live fire?

I just finished up testing a super-compressed 28 day dry fire program with a group of IDPA shooters. It’s part of a bigger, ground breaking project that I’ll be able to share the details on soon. It is an advanced training designed to help shooters improve qualifier and classifier performance as quickly as possible when…

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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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Trigger Slap Drill for Better Trigger Control

I just ran into a video again from a couple of well known instructors who are great shooters.  They that claimed that you shouldn’t practice a slow, deliberate trigger press because you don’t have time for that in a gunfight. It was one of those times when I hung my head and shook it in…

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How to use Brain Based Diagnostic Splatter Targets

For years, I have mocked diagnostic targets.  I love the idea behind them, but they’re designed for slow fire, 1 handed, bullseye shooting using light single action triggers.  Besides telling you the problem and not the solution, they just don’t work for 2 handed defensive shooting. To be clear, in my opinion, “defensive shooting” doesn’t…

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“My Sights Are Off” and other Pistol Accuracy Myths

There are some trips to the range that I remember very clearly… A decade or so ago, I bought an H&K USPc. I immediately took it to the range, had the sights swapped out, and took it onto the range for a test fire. The darn thing shot low. I took it back to the gunsmith…

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Avoiding Splatter Target Training Scars…

A TON of people took advantage of our Cyber Monday sale on diagnostic splatter targets…enough that we’re doing a combo version of it today.  We have some that you can get most ricky tick as part of a training package that includes 21 Day Alpha Shooter and Dry Fire Training Cards that you can get…

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Fixing Horizontal Stringing On Pistol Groups

When I’m working with a single shooter on a live fire range, I spend most of my time assessing the shooter…not looking at their target.  I look at what they’re doing, how they’re doing it, and figuring out the 1-2 highest leverage opportunities for improvement. But when I’m working with multiple shooters at the same…

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Want to shoot better? Train less. Here’s why…

A common saying in the gun world is that if you have a choice between a $500 gun and a $1,000 gun, you should get the $500 gun and put the rest into training and ammo. This is true to a point, but the majority of training and practice that gets done at ranges across…

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5 drills for trigger finger isolation (One is “Magical”)

One of the most common problems in shooting is low-left groups for right handers. It’s normally caused by a combination of anticipating recoil and/or “sympathetic squeeze.” Basically, it’s not always easy to press the trigger without squeezing the rest of the fingers, the thumb, and flexing the wrist at the same time. To complicate things,…

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KKM Match Grade Glock 26 Replacement Barrel Field Test & Review

8” groups at 85 yards…with a subcompact? Awhile back, I decided to upgrade the little 3.42″ barrel in my Glock 26. I changed the ammo I was carrying from 124gr to 147gr and the stock barrel didn’t seem to like it as much. Specifically, I have steel in my back yard at 55 and 85…

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