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…

Continue Reading →

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.…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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. …

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →