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The Necessity of Training Standards

The Necessity of Training Standards

Years ago I first became motivated to contribute to the world of firearms training after experiencing an epiphany of sorts. It was after relocating to a large metropolitan area at which time I began doing most of my shooting at public ranges. The majority of my shooting throughout my life up until that point was…

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Training Versus Practice: Why You Need Both

Training Versus Practice: Why You Need Both

If you analyze the human pursuit of excellence in any endeavor, you will find a common trend that should be obvious: Those who are really good at any particular craft or skill spend a lot of time practicing the said craft. Another consistent theme that you will find is most top practitioners remain, above all,…

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Will the MantisX Fix Your Bad Shooting Habits?

It’s no secret that the firearms world and especially the concealed carry market is a gadget rich environment. There is no shortage of products promising to make you faster, safer, more accurate, better equipped, more ready, thoroughly prepared and maybe even better looking while you do it. Most of the time we see refinements of…

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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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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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