Of the fundamentals of shooting, the Stance and Grip are the most important for reducing felt recoil. Once you have decided on your solid stance, your grip is the next important key to master for controlling recoil. Individuals usually hold a firearm the way they pick it up, without much thought to how much their [...]
About Col (Dr) Benjamin FindleyCol Ben is retired with 30 years service in the U.S. Air Force, with joint-services weapons training, Special Ops duty at various bases, and is Air Force qualified as "Expert" in small arms. Ben is an NRA-Certified Pistol Instructor, NRA Range Safety Officer, FL Concealed Carry License Instructor, Armed Citizens' Legal Defense Network Affiliated Instructor, and USA Carry Registered Instructor.
Contact him for reasonably-priced firearms training for small groups or individuals in Pensacola or at your location, including courses in Fundamentals of Shooting & Safety, Basics of Firearms Self-Defense for Women, and Florida Concealed Carry License training at ColBFF@gmail.com
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To breathe or not to breathe that is the question. Or maybe the question is what is the proper breathing technique when shooting or how long do you hold your breath if at all? William Shakespeare’s similar “To Be or Not To Be” question from his play in which Prince Hamlet gives his Soliloquy about [...]
There are several two-handed shooting stances or positions that can be used when shooting a handgun. Most shooters use two hands to shoot a handgun because it helps with stability by controlling movement, allows a speedier recover from the recoil, and helps with accuracy. Of the many, the Isosceles, Weaver, and Modified Weaver or Chapman [...]
I have searched and am continuing to try to discover the ideal Concealed Carry (CC) gun for myself, like many do. This is proving to be a very challenging task with a lot of dynamic variables, like when Al Gore “created” the Internet or when Thomas Crapper developed the flush toilet. Is there really a [...]
One of the most challenging things for experienced and inexperienced shooters alike is to remember and bring together all the fundamentals of shooting for accurate hits and do this quickly in a self-defense situation, range shoot, competition, combat encounter, or even casual plinking. Usually we have a very limited amount of time to recall, focus [...]
It is a terrible thing when anyone takes the life of another and this should only be as a last resort after you have done everything possible to avoid a firearm confrontation. However, to protect your life and the lives of your loved ones in specific deadly scenarios, you might be faced with using a [...]
Several (including myself) are frustrated now with the low availability and high prices of ammo and not being able to practice and enjoy their firearms. Some are paying outrageous prices for ammo and accessories now, some companies are price gouging, and some people are waiting out this absurd and paradoxical dilemma. Some are panicking and [...]
Given the high cost and low availability of ammo and the increased shipping costs recently, here is a focused practice drill I use to conserve ammo and lower my shooting costs by using only 50 rounds, while improving my shooting skills. Rather than just throw lead down range, I use a specific drill to practice [...]
I want to share some information about my gun rights beliefs, why I believe what I do, and suggest five things you can do today to support our gun rights. Like millions of law-abiding gun owners in America, I am a peace-loving person and honestly want to AVOID trouble at all costs. I have not [...]
I write this article merely to give you some general information and concepts about using firearms and deadly force for self-defense, as a classroom firearms trainer and not as an attorney teaching legal definitions, concepts, doctrine, or strategies. Understand that I am not a licensed Lawyer and most certainly am not offering legal advice, legal [...]
Several females and some males have complained over the years to me in my firearms classes that they cannot “rack the slide” on pistols, due to their weak hand strength and grip. Older males and females over the age of 60 have said they cannot use a pistol because of their age and related medical [...]
I learned over the years, from working around loud industrial plant noises and from seeing my Dad experience terrible ear pain, continuous ringing in his ears, and substantial hearing loss from job-related noises and from regularly shooting firearms, that serious hearing problems can develop quickly. Sometimes new and younger shooters don’t pay as much attention [...]