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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.

Transitioning from Handgun to Hand-to-Hand: A Wakeup Call

Transitioning from Handgun to Hand-to-Hand: A Wakeup Call

While this article is of  course written “for information purposes only”, I have to open by stressing that there’s a lot to learn about this topic and that these skills really need to be taught by a professional and practiced regularly and often. You can’t armchair-commando your way to success this time; we’re all going…

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3 Techniques That Every Concealed Carrier Should Know

3 Techniques That Every Concealed Carrier Should Know

In most concealed carry training courses, a lot of focus is placed upon ensuring you are confident with employing your preferred handgun at 7 to 10 yards and understand the judiciousness of when and where that is appropriate. Because many states require mandatory training, people tend to do the minimum and move on. There's nothing…

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Handgun Training on the Cheap

Handgun Training on the Cheap

The need for inexpensive practice and training can arise for many reasons. You may just be getting started and need time to get your gear together. You may be temporarily short on cash. Maybe outside forces have intervened, and ammunition isn’t as cheaply or widely available as you’d like. Regardless, there’s no reason to panic:…

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Hunting, CCW, and Cross Training

Hunting, CCW, and Cross Training

We’ve talked before about the political divide between hunters and shooters/Second Amendment advocates/self-defense advocates.  As part of that conversation, I started wondering about the nuts-and-bolts of that relationship: can the training we do as CCW folks augment the training hunters do, or vice versa? Toward that end, I did a little research and talked to…

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First Round Immediate Action Drills For Concealed Carry

First Round Immediate Action Drills For Concealed Carry

The moment of truth has arrived. Your life is in danger and it's time to draw your handgun and defend yourself, your family, and your property from bad guys. You successfully pull your handgun from its holster and level it at your first adversary. You squeeze the trigger and "click"... Nothing. This is a moment…

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5 Best Workouts For Concealed Carriers

5 Best Workouts For Concealed Carriers

When we think about concealed carry defensive gun use situations, we often forget the various muscles that are needed in order to successfully navigate the scenario. Your heart is essential, obviously, but you also need a great deal of core strength. Core strength refers to the system of muscles lying below the "show" muscles that…

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5 Ways To Improve Your Shot Groups

5 Ways To Improve Your Shot Groups

Precision is just as important as accuracy. Precision is being able to do something reliably and accurately is, of course, doing it right. When it comes to defensive shooting, being able to confidently know your rounds are going on target can be extremely helpful. It's not always just the defender and the assailant in a…

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