Why I stopped doing back flips with a loaded gun…

Right now, you’re probably wondering why in the heck I’d ever see the need to do a back flip with a loaded gun. You’re right.  I don’t. That’s one of those things that I stopped doing before I even started. But one off-duty FBI agent in Denver did exactly that early Saturday morning at a…

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Tactical Vision Training Drill For Defensive Pistol, Carbine, and Precision Rifle

I’ve got a deceptively simple vision drill for you today that will help you with both-eyes-open shooting: You can do this drill at home leading up to your time at the range or at the range as a warm-up. Once you’re able to switch back and forth easily when you’re looking at your finger, start…

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Top 3 mass shooting myths–specifically school shootings

Another mass shooting.  And the media has been quick to pile on half-truths and outright lies in order to manipulate youth who are easy to manipulate and adults who just don’t have the time or energy to dig into what they’re being told. So, today, I wanted to give you a quick and dirty rundown…

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If you still use your sights to aim, you should do this instead…

There are stages that shooters go through as they go from picking up a pistol for the first time to being ready to use a pistol in a life or death situation. This is true of all skills. With riding a bike, people either start with training wheels or a scoot bike.  Eventually, people can…

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5 Quick/Easy Spec-Ops Trigger Control Tips For Defensive Pistol & Long Range Precision

One of the most important things you can learn as a shooter—especially a defensive pistol shooter or long range precision shooter—is how to press the trigger without disturbing where the sights are pointed. A bad trigger press can cause you to miss man-sized targets at incredibly close distances. When you’re shooting paper in front of…

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My Weekend With 350+ Woman Shooters…And Why They’re The Future Of Shooting

  This last weekend, I was outside of Burnett TX at Reveille Peak Ranch for what might be the largest women’s shooting event in the world.  The A Girl And A Gun National Conference.  350+ women working with instructors  for 3-5 days. The facility is amazing…during the conference, shooters were doing pistol, carbine, shotgun, long…

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THIS is the quickest thing you can do to shoot better…but you shouldn’t do it.

I’m going to let you in on a little firearms training secret today. It’s a trick used by instructors to get shooters on target quickly when they’re having problems, but don’t have the time to work with every shooter on the line as much as they’d like. Roughly half of the shooters I work with…

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AR-15 “overpenetration” only exists if you do THIS wrong…

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

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3 Tricks to speed up your reaction time

In a recent survey that I conducted, one of the most common problems that shooters had was that they wanted to improve their reaction times. Specifically, how to cut the time that it takes to respond to a stimulus and put an accurate round on target. So, today, I’m going to share 3 tricks with…

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High Speed Trigger Control Drill For Ranges With Restrictive Rules

Today, I’ve got a great live fire speed drill for you that you can do at any range, regardless of how restrictive their rules are. Even if they won’t let you do tactical reloads, draw from the holster, or shoot faster than one round per second, you can still do this speed drill. This drill…

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