Does Speed Matter In A Gunfight? & Drawing From Winter Concealment

I’ve noticed a couple of questions that have been coming up often since the beginning of the year… “Why’s everyone think it’s important to shoot fast and play quickdraw McGraw? And “How do I draw from concealment in the winter when I’m wearing cold weather clothes?” So, today we’re going to talk about whether or…

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How vision training won the national championship for Alabama

If you’re a fan of good football, and not a Georgia Bulldog fan, Monday night’s BCS college national championship game between Alabama and Georgia was awesome and the game winning play had a HUGE takeaway lesson for shooters. The game ended in a tie in regulation and went into overtime. Georgia scored a field goal.…

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5.56 or 9mm for home defense?

One of the smartest reasons that people own and train with firearms is for home defense…to protect themselves and those they love during their most vulnerable moments. One of the big reasons why people don’t use a carbine for home defense is because they’re afraid of overpenetration…especially compared to a pistol round like the 9mm.…

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Surviving Extreme Cold

The extreme winter weather this week made me decide to share another cold water video and give you some quick tricks for cold weather survival. I’m going to get right into it and try to skip the silly fluff that news anchors are putting out. Surviving cold weather emergencies is about maintaining temperature.  You do…

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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 Fitness Goals for 2018

Today, I thought it would be appropriate to share some wisdom on making and keeping fitness goals from world renowned fitness trainer and 58 year old power lifter, Charles Staley. Ah yes, the new year is nearly upon us, and most of us are thinking about the progress we have (or haven’t) made in 2017),…

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Surviving cold emergencies, like falling through ice

We’re in the middle of one of the most dangerous times of the year for cold related emergencies. Clothes that are appropriate for going 20 feet from a warm house to a soon-to-be-warm car and 100 yards from the warm car into a warm store aren’t appropriate when you have an accident or the car…

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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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Why guns belong in churches this Christmas

I know that not all of my readers attend church.  Even if you don’t attend church of any kind, there is good information here that can be applied to other situations and locations.  I’m not going to get preachy, but there is some church-talk in here.  Regardless, I’d encourage you to read it to pick…

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Why Combat Accurate Training Doesn’t Work (Except When It Does)

I got a very interesting email the other day saying that trying to shoot accurately with a pistol is a waste of time for a serious shooter.  The email said that it’s fine for a competition shooter, but not for someone who may use a pistol to stop a violent threat. The justification was that…

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