3 Great Lessons From Getting Disqualified at Indoor Nationals

  Ox here, from Dry Fire Training Cards… A couple of months ago, I sponsored and shot in the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championships. Many of you knew I was getting ready for it and heard rumors of what happened, and I want to share exactly what happened. It was simultaneously horrible and…

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4 Hacks To Improve Your Self-Defense Mindset

  Ox here… The response to Tuesday’s article on the Coyote vs. Moose was great. Several of you signed up for training, commented on the article, and emailed in. One of the comments reminded me of 4 lessons that I’ve learned over the years training with Tim and Chris. The commenter said, “piss on the…

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Self Defense lessons from a coyote vs. moose (surprise end & pics)

  I want to show you a couple of pictures that I took the other day when I was trail running.  I’ve got kids and have changed diapers and am immune to “gross” and don’t think there’s anything wrong with what I’m about to show you, but here’s a fair warning that you might not…

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The BEST Pistol Shooting Technique

  Ox here…This article is going to blend an important life lesson with shooting in general and pistol shooting in particular and I’m sure it’ll ruffle some feathers. I guarantee it’ll be entertaining and educational. There’s a school of thought in pistol training that you want to pick and use techniques that will work on…

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Top 10 Reasons You Should Shoot Competitively

Ox here…we are fast approaching summer and, along with warm weather, this time of year gives us thousands of opportunities across the country to compete in local, regional, and national shooting sports events that can make you a better defensive shooter. Specifically, IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Association) matches, AGAG (A Girl & A Gun), USPSA…

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Visual Perception Delay and In-The-Back Shootings

  Every few months, we’ll see or hear stories about an officer or law abiding citizen shooting an attacker in the back. In some cases, there is even security camera or body camera footage showing what happened.  But do you know that what the camera recorded is different than what the shooter saw?  Not just…

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Pistol Training In Your Car That could make you a safer driver

  Sometimes (actually quite often) I find crossover between what I’m doing on the firearms training front and the rest of my life. Vision training is one of those areas.  The same exercises that help me pick up my front sight faster also help me keep my eyes on the road more when I’m driving…

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4 Firearms Myths That Bad Guys Believe And You Shouldn’t

  Ox here with 4 myths about firearms accuracy that bad guys believe and you shouldn’t MYTH 1.  You can’t shoot accurately with a (fill in the blank) pistol. Normally, I hear this argument about subcompacts, pistols/revolvers with long heavy triggers, or pistols that have a long double action for the first round and a…

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What I Learned Training With The Aus SAS

  Ox here, with an email that I’m very excited to share with you. Last year, I got a call asking me if I could fly down to Vegas the next day to help demonstrate some shooting techniques on film for a law enforcement training DVD that a couple of Australian SAS guys were putting…

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Maximizing Your Performance Under Stress

  Ox here… Whether you found us because of a desire to be more prepared or to shoot better, there’s a good chance that you’re like the rest of our audience and would love to know how to perform better in extreme stress. It could be reacting to a family member having a life threatening…

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