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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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How to Practice Drawing, Re-holstering, and Other Skills

How to Practice Drawing, Re-holstering, and Other Skills

Drawing, re-holstering, and reloading skills are sadly under-emphasized in CCW circles, but for reasons that are easy to understand. We're shooters and we love to practice shooting, whether for self-defense or competition. In the enjoyment and focus of a good range day, we acquire a feel of deep satisfaction with a job well done and…

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Dry Fire Practice at Home and at the Range

Dry Fire Practice at Home and at the Range

Shooting a handgun accurately and at speed is an exceptionally difficult skill to acquire, and almost as difficult to maintain. For CCW or self defense purposes, there's a lot more than the always-vital goal of hitting the target; your weapons manipulation, reloading, and malfunction drills need to be on-point as well.  We've talked before about…

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Mistakes and Considerations in Trigger Control

Mistakes and Considerations in Trigger Control

Both new and some experienced shooters experience the challenges of controlling the trigger for good hits and must continually practice the fundamentals. I believe that trigger control is one of the, if not THE, most important of the eight fundamentals for effective shooting. While the focus is on the very important trigger control, we must…

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Shooting Drills for Fundamentals and Self-Defense

Shooting Drills for Fundamentals and Self-Defense

To know and apply handgun shooting fundamentals and to employ a handgun effectively in a defensive situation, you must be able to access your handgun properly and make accurate hits before the attacker injures or kills you. So you must practice the skills you probably would use in a life-or-death situation before it occurs. Some…

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Failure to Stop Drills for “Zombies”

Failure to Stop Drills for “Zombies”

With all the attention The Walking Dead AMC series and other zombie related movies and books, have you ever thought about how hard it would be to maintain that cool head and steady hand to put down a zombie during a “Zombie Apocalypse”. Well maybe I have been too busy at my full time job…

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The New FBI Qualification Course

The New FBI Qualification Course

Every government agency likes to think they’re the best. So whether or not you’re a fan of the FBI, there is one thing the Bureau is good at… and that’s keeping statistics on shootings. Over the years, the FBI has documented and studied thousands of shootings, and in January of this year the FBI changed…

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Concealed Carry Drills Test

Concealed Carry Drills Test

If you read a lot of gun magazines like I do, then you know there are a million and one drills that a person can practice. And each of these drills depends on what your purpose is for using the gun. For instance, are you using the gun for self-defense or are you solely a…

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2 Drills for the Advanced Gun Fighter

2 Drills for the Advanced Gun Fighter

This past Saturday I taught one of my Advanced Defensive Pistol courses. I had a really great group of students – one of those special classes – special in a good way, not in a bad way, if you know what I mean. I can truthfully say there isn’t a person who attended the class…

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Point Shooting & Concealed Carry Drills

Point Shooting & Concealed Carry Drills

The purpose of this drill is the development of point shooting skills. Point shooting is best described as the shooter bringing their pistol up to eye level, with both eyes open point their pistol at the desired target and shoot. Point shooting is generally used from 0 to 7 yards, while for some shooters it…

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