Linear Range Training Scars

  You’ve probably heard the saying before, “Train the way you want to fight because you’ll fight the way you trained.” This is wisdom that you can take to the bank.  When your stress level gets so high that your mid-brain takes over control from your frontal lobe, you lose most of your critical thinking…

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How “2 little balls” can make your training more effective

Did you know that many of the things that we learn at the range create training scars that we will have to compensate for in a real-life shooting situation? It’s important to realize that there is a big difference between working on fundamentals and training for combat with a firearm.  It’s common for people to…

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Glocks, Grip Angles, and Picking Handguns for Combat & Self Defense

  I like Glocks.  That statement is guaranteed to divide the audience.  Keep reading, even if you don’t like Glocks because what I’m about to tell you will help you pick the best gun for you the next time you’re shopping. If you didn’t know, Glocks are a polarizing brand in firearms.  Like I said, I like them. …

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Top 5 AR-15 Myths

  Today’s newsletter is sponsored by the Home Defense Rifle AR-15 and Home Defense DVD course.  It’s the only course that dispels the myths of clearing your home, over-penetration with pistols, rifles, and shotguns, and urban legends about home invasions.  In addition, it explains the workings of the AR-15/Modern Sporting Rifle more thoroughly and more clearly…

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Dry Fire Safety Rules

  Safety is key anytime you’re handling a weapon.  Dry Fire Training Cards are designed to be used with an inert weapon or with a live weapon that has been physically AND visually verified cold (empty of ammunition), with any/all live ammunition locked up in a separate room. By definition, dry fire is the manipulation…

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5 Lessons from 6 weeks of Attacks

  I was listening to Michael Bane’s podcast on Wednesday about “chumming for monsters” and he brilliantly brought up some of the changes in accepted best practices that have happened over the last few weeks as a result of terrorist attacks.  If you’re not subscribed to his podcast, you can do so by clicking >HERE<…

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Awesome Marine MARSOC Shooting Video

  We’ve got a couple of things today…first is a quick, inspiring video of some MARSOC (Marine Special Operations Command) pistol & rifle training… One of the things that stands out is how much of their training that they did in civilian clothes with concealed pistols. Marine special operations, including MARSOC, Force Recon, and others,…

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Diagnostic Shooting Targets–The Big Lie

I was watching former Delta Force Sniper, John “Shrek” McPhee on TriggerTime TV last week and he covered one of my pet peeves…shooting correction charts, like this: The segment was truly epic.  John and I have a handfull of common friends and I reached out to him as soon as it aired to see if…

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Training drills for dynamic self-defense shooting

  Most ranges force shooters to shoot in ideal (safe) conditions. Ranges are designed to be low-stress and are well lit. Safety rules dictate that shooters don’t draw from a holster, let alone from concealment. Shooters are encouraged to stand still in a Weaver, Isosceles, or modified stance. All shots go straight forward in a…

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