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21 Day Alpha Shooter–Dry Fire Evolution

  (This is the email that I sent out to my subscribers when I launched 21 Day Alpha Shooter, explaining the evolution of the course.) In September of 2008, I got hammered by the sub-prime market collapse.  I went from being on the verge of selling my company to the verge of bankruptcy and it…

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Calling Your Shots With Dry Fire-How To Know If You’re Improving

I woke up to a great question on FB today from Eddie… It’s a GREAT question…and here was my answer: First, the bullet is going to go where the sights are aligned the instant that the gun goes click/bang. When you dry fire, you learn to pay attention to how your sights are aligned as…

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Why You Should Push Your Skills Beyond What You Think You’ll Need

  Shortly after the invasion of Iraq began, Donald Rumsfeld famously said, “you go to war with the army you have—not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time.” This truth that applies to armies at war also applies to individuals in a fight for their lives, whether it’s a…

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Weird Trick To Stay Warm Down To -10 in a t-shirt

  With hunting season and fall hiking upon us and winter around the corner, I wanted to give you a couple of extremely compact winter survival tools that will help you maintain core temperature in the most extreme conditions.  If you live in a more temperate climate, keep in mind the fact that most cases…

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How to combine live and dry fire at the range

  As shooters begin dry firing more and more, it’s very common to get in a habit of doing dry fire at home and only doing live fire when they go to the range. By simply doing dry fire at the range in addition to live fire, you can maximize the effectiveness of your range…

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MN Terrorist Stabbing Shows Reality vs. Paper Training

  The relative ineffectiveness of defensive handgun rounds at stopping threats means that “stopping power” and “one shot stops” aren’t impossible, but incredibly unlikely with a determined attacker. As an example, take a look at the mass stabbing last fall by the radicalized Somali refugee at the St. Cloud mall in St. Cloud Minnesota. He…

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Safer Dry Fire With An AR-15

If you’ve been a subscriber of mine for more than a few seconds, you know how important dry fire is.  (If you are new and don’t know, check out this article where I go into 10 of the top reasons why dry fire training is better than live fire.) But what you may not know…

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C-Clamp For ARs…Good For Sport, Not For Defense

  In recent decades, sport shooting has dramatically raised the bar on performance expectations and best practices in the shooting world.  More shooters are shooting faster and more accurately than ever before. The lessons learned in competition have carried over to the battlefield and made troops more combat effective. They’ve carried over to the home…

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Muzzle-Up vs. Muzzle-Down video followup…

  A few days ago, we talked some about the myth of overpenetration with an AR-15 vs. a pistol for home defense and whether you’re better off carrying your gun muzzle-up or muzzle-down in a home defense situation.  (If you missed it, you can read it >HERE<) Today, we’ve got a great video for you,…

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Monday Morning QB’ing Officer Involved Shootings

  subject line for this email is more than a little “tongue in cheek” There have been 2 officer involved shootings this week that commandeered the news cycle.  It’s odd that they’d get so much time in a week where we’ve had 2 ISIS bombings, a mass stabbing, and who knows how many more murders…

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