“Cheating” The Draw With The Pre-Aim

I have a ridiculously simple training tip that will help you make faster, more precise first shots from the holster without having to spend thousands on ammo and range fees.

You see, when you combine more efficient technique with more effective training methods, it doesn’t take as much time or money to achieve or maintain high level, life saving skills.

The first is a “Pre-Aiming” drill that you can do with a gun mounted laser or laser boresight is just one example of why our students and clients are able to get better results, with less effort, in less time than what’s possible with traditional training techniques:

Pre-aiming helps integrate your proprioceptive, vestibular, and visual aiming systems throughout the draw stroke process and helps you develop a “cone of accuracy” where your expected level of accuracy gets better and better as you go from high compressed ready to full-extension.

When you combine this with shifting your visual focus to the point in space where your front sight is going to end up as soon as your muzzle leaves the holster, the effects are nothing short of incredible.

Until recently, I thought I was the only person to have figured out this incredible hack.

It turns out, LA Metro and LA SWAT adopted “pre-aiming” but just didn’t call it that…they found it to be incredibly effective at getting people up to speed faster.

The addition of the laser is pure gas on the fire, and the impact on first shot speed and accuracy has to be experienced to be appreciated.

This training shortcut comes from Draw Stroke Mastery, which is by far, the most powerful training available to put fast, accurate first hits on target with minimal practice time using cutting edge training techniques.

It’s the training system that allowed me to shoot the 5th fastest time in the world in the IDPA Classifier with a subcompact BUG gun…even though I spend less time practicing than most people spend waiting in line for coffee.

This right now, when you sign up for the training, you’ll get $898 in bonuses, including a FREE 9mm laser bullet

3 dry fire cords in 9, .40, and .45,

our “Dry Fire Recoil Simulator” tool and drills that will help you track your sights through recoil and manage recoil more effectively, and other valuable tools and drills that you won’t find in any class, book, or video.  Get yours now by clicking >HERE<

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  • Darelyn

    Reply Reply April 27, 2023

    Will the 9mm dry fire cord work in a .380?

    • Ox

      Reply Reply May 4, 2023

      yes, it will

  • Kennet Broz

    Reply Reply March 3, 2020

    How can I purchase your 3 pack of Dry Fire Cord in .45 calc especially since no laser bullet is available??

    • Ox

      Reply Reply March 11, 2020

      We only sell them a few times a year…we’ll probably do it again in April.

  • J

    Reply Reply December 13, 2019

    Is there a chance you have a .45 laser bullet instead of the 9mm?

    • Ox

      Reply Reply December 15, 2019

      The 9, .40, and .45 come in the pack.

      • Ox

        Reply Reply December 17, 2019

        We JUST released single caliber packs of Dry Fire Cord today!

    • Ox

      Reply Reply December 17, 2019

      Hey, J…I apologize for the answer you received. I see that you’re asking about the laser bullets and not dry fire cord. I apologize, but we only have 9mm laser bullets.

  • Bob Aulgur

    Reply Reply December 10, 2019

    Almost all shooting instruction, including yours, concentrates on two-handed presentation and shooting. I walk using a cane in my non-dominant hand and if I have to present and shoot it’s going to be with my dominant hand only. Are there any specific tips for shooting one-handed? I could see folks carrying a small child or an object with one hand, or pushing an aggressor away with one hand, etc. I work hard to maintain upper body strength and practice one-handed shooting and dry fire almost exclusively. Shouldn’t this topic be talked about more than it is?

    • Ox

      Reply Reply December 10, 2019

      Hey Bob…great question. I do teach primarily 2 handed shooting for stationary shooting, but self-defense shooting is oftentimes 1 handed and my training reflects that as well…especially dynamic shooting. The fact is, 2 handed shooting gives you more stability and better recoil management, and many shooters have a hard time keeping all of their rounds on paper at 21 feet with 2 hands, let alone 1…but 2 hands is not always the best solution. Your situation is a perfect example.

      I go into 1-handed shooting a good bit in both Draw Stroke Mastery and 28 Day Good-To-Great (included with Draw Stroke Mastery)…how the draw is different, how the angle that you hold the pistol is different, and more.

      Theoretically, 1 handed shooting is going to be slower, but something you may seriously want to consider is trying a compensated pistol to minimize muzzle rise and recoil time when you’re shooting 1-handed. I’ve got a compensated .357 Sig barrel that sticks out the end of the slide on my Glock 27 and my wife has a compensated M&P Shield…the compensators make a big difference on both.

      • Alan

        Reply Reply February 18, 2020

        Hi Bob:

        I’m a one handed shooter, always have been as my shooting is based on home defense.
        In such a scenerio no intruder will wait while you adopt the weaver or isosceles stance standing in full view.

        I use a .45 SA Blackhawk, a Ruger Sec 9 and a Ruger LC9s. I find the bigger and heavier the gun the easier it is to control. We all know that.

        First I would practice heaps of dry fire and being one handed racking can be difficult. I use gloves as I am arthritic in many fingers.

        Dry firing will give you the trigger pull and grip practice. There are many videos on it.

        When you can dry fire and the front sight doesn’t move get off to the range. I use the 7 to 10yd range due to my home configuration.

        Initially I used the duelist stance and still do as well as hip and weak hand practice. I always have a contest between both hands, in most cases weak was the winner believe it or not.

        I would suggest, if you can, try both hands at the range. The inadequacies of the weak hand may give you more confidence in the use of the strong hand.

        At the range, remember your dry fire drills, trigger smooth, grip firm. I like using both eyes hard as it is to adapt to it but results are the proof.

        To summarize, go slow at first until your confidence and accuracy gets you where you are pleased with the result. Then try a littler faster shooting. 1 and 2 shots. First to make a hit makes he the winner.

        As to the draw, I do not even practice a fast draw due to the lack of my abilities. I carry daily and at night my bed side is well equipped. I try to avoid bad areas, I practice situation awareness when say pumping gas or in gun free zones.

        Best wishes and stay safe.


  • Jeffrey

    Reply Reply November 4, 2019

    Gotta say that this is a great course, highly recommend. That being said, it seems that due to work/ family I’m finding the 21 day course is going to take me about 3 months. It’s been over 30 years since my days in CSAR but I gotta say, your methods are second to none.

    • Ox

      Reply Reply November 5, 2019

      Thanks, Jeff! There’s nothing wrong with stretching out the training. Life is a reality that we all have to deal with 🙂

  • vincent smith

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  • Mike Flin

    Reply Reply November 3, 2018

    I already purchased Draw Stroke Mastery and the Alpha shooter programs. Both are great programs that I would recommend to anyone. Where can I purchase one of the 9mm laser rounds (i.e. brand name, cost, etc.).
    Thanks in advance for your response.

    • Ox

      Reply Reply November 6, 2018

      Hey Mike,

      Thanks! I responded to your question by email.

  • Tom Vunderink

    Reply Reply September 13, 2018

    Notify me.

  • David Kapler

    Reply Reply September 13, 2018

    Notify me.

  • Danny Tandy

    Reply Reply September 13, 2018

    I like your training tips.i will use.them

    • Ox

      Reply Reply September 13, 2018

      That’s just the tip of the iceberg…a tip is fine, but a system to use the entire collection of tips effectively is where the real value is.

  • Michael C. Hobbs

    Reply Reply September 13, 2018

    Looking forward to the training!

  • Peter Beasley

    Reply Reply September 13, 2018

    Great tip.


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  • Anthony Segura

    Reply Reply September 10, 2018

    It’s a good tip, I use it in my training with my students.

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