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Sometimes We Say It Best When We Say Nothing At All

Sometimes We Say It Best When We Say Nothing At All

I am not interested in politics and am among a minority of shooting enthusiasts that decline to beg, berate or bribe those in government for“gun rights.” There are many exciting organizations and people that are doing marvelous things in this department, and I have no quarrel with them. As a pioneer in the entertainment shooting […]

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Training “High Speed – Low Drag Operators”

Training “High Speed – Low Drag Operators”

When I taught my first combat pistol class as a civilian, I asked a respected warrior to audit the class and critique my outline, performance and the class in general. Tony Copper, a seasoned High Speed – Low Drag operator (HSLDO) attended and even assisted with instruction in a humble and respectful way. I was […]

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Tips for Beginning Competitive Pistol Shooting

Tips for Beginning Competitive Pistol Shooting

So, you have seen the videos on YouTube of the incredible speed and accuracy of the world’s best pistol shooters, and you want to be like them? Me too. How do we begin our journey? Enter a competition. Don’t feel you are quite ready because of your marksmanship skills? Enter a competition anyway. I am […]

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Which 1911 Should I Buy?

Which 1911 Should I Buy?

I recently faced this question as my summer shooting instruction season has slowed and I am now able to resume competing in IDAP, IPSC and falling plate matches.  My series 70 Colt had seen better days and sometimes jammed, so it was time to get a new competition gun. OK, let’s get this straight, I […]

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What Mood Will Your Attacker Be In?

What Mood Will Your Attacker Be In?

“Just do what they say and you are less likely to be hurt.” For many years this advice was given to airline pilots, bank tellers and citizens. A few highjackings later, pilots are no longer trained in the same way. Bank tellers are. What is the difference? Moods. In any violent situation, psychological analysis of […]

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Firearms Training for Beginners

Firearms Training for Beginners

Are you teaching a family member or friend to shoot for the first time? Following are some suggestions from that you might incorporate into your introductory lessons: Safety. Make certain you emphasize your favorite safety rules, including muzzle control & finger off the trigger until ready to shoot. Start small. Too often new shooters are […]

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