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Carrying a concealed firearm involves building and maintaining a wide variety of shooting and tactical skills.  From basic handgun training to more advanced shooting practice, we’ll help you stay sharp.

Incorporating Failure Drills into Training

Incorporating Failure Drills into Training

It’s a sad truth in the concealed carry community: most of us don’t train as much as we should or would like to. And the training we do is incomplete in that we tend to focus on the “fun” parts of concealed carry and tactical training. We love to shoot, or run a tactical course, or…

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Do You Shoot More Than Paper?

Do You Shoot More Than Paper?

So you got The Pistol for defense, because you’re thinking it might be a good idea these days. And, you took The Class and obtained "The Permit" so you can take it with you. Maybe you also sprung for some boxes of ammo, even different kinds, to make sure you can operate The Pistol and…

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5 Mistakes Handgunners Make and What To Do About It

5 Mistakes Handgunners Make and What To Do About It

Former police chief Joe Saxon is one of the top shooters in Georgia with a handgun and a sought-after instructor. His list of credentials covers pages. We sat down with Joe to find what are the biggest mistakes hand gunners make and how to correct them. Top Shooting Mistakes The No. 1 mistake most people…

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The Slowest Load: Reloading a Revolver with Loose Rounds

The Slowest Load: Reloading a Revolver with Loose Rounds

When it comes to revolver shooting there are a few ways to accomplish the reload, unlike its semiauto counterpart which basically has to be loaded with an already loaded magazine. With the revolver there are moon clips, speedloaders, speed strips, 2x2x2 pouches, et al. You can also just load loose rounds. While probably not the…

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The Grey Man Concept in Practice when Traveling

The Grey Man Concept in Practice when Traveling

As people who go armed and trained we should apply the grey man concept anywhere that we go. By blending in we don’t attract attention and if something bad does happen we maintain the element of surprise. The “average” person in modern society is, sadly, totally unprepared to face human violence. Bad guys expect this.…

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Sight Radius, Accuracy, & Precision in Defensive Shooting?

Sight Radius, Accuracy, & Precision in Defensive Shooting?

There seems to be some misinformation, hearsay, misinterpretation, and a lot of misunderstanding about sight radius and its relationship to accuracy and precision. So I want to define the terms, explore them, and draw some conclusions based on my opinions about these three factors for defensive shooting. Understand that this is not pure scientific research…

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[DVD REVIEW] PDN “Violent Criminal Actors” DVD

[DVD REVIEW] PDN “Violent Criminal Actors” DVD

Once again, Personal Defense Network brings William Aprill to the screen, interviewed by Rob Pincus.  Aprill is one of the foremost experts on violent criminal actors, having worked in law enforcement before pursuing a career in mental health care and research.  Violent criminal actors (henceforth VCAs) are complex actors, with a wide variety of motivations,…

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process of gun safety

Gun Safety Is A Process, Not A State

Gun safety is not confined to a single thing a person does when it comes to carrying, storing or using firearms. It's a holistic process and a philosophy of owning and carrying firearms. Gun safety isn't a state of existence; it's something a person has to practice all the time. Safe Gun Storage Shooting safety…

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Prioritize Your Defensive Firearms

Prioritize Your Defensive Firearms

I am a through-and-through gun guy. I like to train with them, talk about them, even write about them on occasion as you can see! Some people are into cars, some are into golf, you and I are into guns. That’s great. Shooting is a great sport, it is great fun, and it has the…

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Making Competition Part of Your Defensive Training

Making Competition Part of Your Defensive Training

I write this a day after shooting the first IDPA match I have shot in about six months. I did not do as well as I hoped. I won my division of CCP (Compact Carry Pistol) and technically you only “compete” within your division in the shooting sports, but I try for top place at…

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