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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The Myth of AR-15 Over Penetration and Muzzle Up vs. Muzzle Down

Today, we’re going to talk about 2 of the biggest misconceptions that people have about the AR-15.  To be fair, they get these misconceptions honestly. They’re repeated ad nauseam in articles, blogs, forums, videos, and even on TV without proper context.  To complicate matters even more, there’s an element of truth to each of them.…

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Fixing The 2 Most Common AR-15 Training Errors

  Today, I’ve got 2 common AR-15 training errors that I’m going to take A LOT of heat for pointing out. These 2 inferior techniques/errors are almost sacred cows in the firearms training industry. Almost 100% of the top competitive shooters use them. You see super-high-speed tactical ninjas with Tier I credentials use them. They’re the…

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Will Dry Fire Hurt My Gun?

  I got a great question from Richard on Facebook yesterday–“Lots of Dry fire could damage the pistol.? Right”  This is one of the most common questions about dry fire.  And for good reason.  People spend hard-earned money on firearms and don’t want to hurt them. Keep in mind that ANY time you use something…

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Combat Shooting Tips From Larry Bird?

  Whether you’re a basketball fan or not, there are great lessons that we can learn from the greatest players in any sport and apply them to our lives. At some level, big games in professional sports and defending yourself in a self defense situation are similar.  In both cases, you’re training to be able…

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Swinging Tennis Ball Dry Fire Drill

  Here’s a great drill that will help you draw and get on target faster AND engage moving targets faster and more effectively, as well as a few other “hidden” benefits. It’s from Force Recon Marine, Chris Graham’s 3010Pistol course and here’s the drill: If you’ve got low ceilings, do the drill kneeling or sitting…

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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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