Fun, powerful reaction light dry fire drills!

Most shooting drills today are meant to get people better at punching holes in paper… Not getting people better prepared for using a firearm in a self-defense situation. There are 3 parts to the process… How QUICKLY and ACCURATELY you can identify threats (visually). How QUICKLY and ACCURATELY you can decide what to do. How…

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Self-defense shooting with corrective lenses (readers, bifocals, progressives, monovision, etc.)

A lot of times, the techniques that we use for plinking and having fun with guns doesn’t necessarily carry over to self-defense shooting. Take shooting with glasses or contacts as an example. The fact is, we may or may not have our corrective lenses handy when we need to defend ourselves. It may be bifocals,…

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Isosceles, Weaver, or Combat Stance for Self Defense???

I got a great email from a shooter yesterday asking me why I liked the isosceles stance instead of the Weaver stance. In the isosceles stance, the shooter’s face, shoulders, hips, and feet are squared up to the target and the arms are outstretched, making an equilateral triangle with the arms and chest…like an arrowhead…that’s…

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Spilling wine, missing reloads, and slow first hits…what’s the connection?

Next time you are at a party, pay attention to how people pour…whether it’s from a wine bottle or from a pitcher. I’m not talking about a “pro” at a restaurant who pours all of the time. I’m talking about watching “normals” pour. Here’s what you’ll normally see.  Definitely not always, but normally. They’ll hold…

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An LE Perspective on “Spreading Your Hits” On Paper Targets

I’m part of a professional firearms instructor group on Facebook and I want to share with you one of the conversations we had over the weekend… The original post was, “Recently talking with other cops–some who instruct–over the idiotic comments some department firearms instructors STILL say and have said over the years. The one that…

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Busting the Myth Of The Iron Grip For Shooting

For some reason, I’ve been getting questions and finding myself in conversations about grip quite a bit lately. Now, there’s a lot of misinformation on grip…especially on how firmly you should grip, how to improve grip, and what to do about reduced grip from arthritis, carpal tunnel, and other pain issues. Take the 100% grip…

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Perfect stance vs. odd angles…which is faster?

There’s a lot of talk on what the best “combat” shooting stance is. In my mind, that’s the wrong question. If the situation gives you time to get a perfect stance, then take advantage of it.  It’ll probably make you more accurate. But what if you don’t have time to get a perfect stance… and…

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Beans, Bullets, or Bullion…Which To Buy Next?

This article is sponsored by a friend of mine, Tom Cloud from Cloud Hard Assets.  We’ve known each other and done business together for the last 8 years.  I say it’s sponsored by Tom because Tom gives a discount to people I refer to him and sends me some money if people buy because of…

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Your 3 pronged attack plan for COVID-19 and FLU-A

This is an important message that you’re going to want to read right away. At the end, I’m going to tell you how you can get instant access our 2 best selling preparedness books, the Survive In Place Urban Survival Guide and Fastest Way To Prepare, for FREE. Right now, we’re right in the middle…

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How “Twister” and a 99c app can help you “overtrain” beyond common pistol standards

Most training today is what is known as “training to a standard.” It may be passing a test, shooting a certain size & speed group, or checking a box on the amount of time & reps done. The problem is, that type of training doesn’t carry over to the real world. Going to the range,…

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