FBI agents have to pass this course of fire on a regular basis. It involves one-hand, two-hand, and weak-hand shooting from distances between three and 25 yards. It’s a great way to measure and track your skills over time.
Knowing at what distance a person becomes a threat is important for a good self-defense mindset. Here’s a reality check.
Using a shot timer can really help you improve your competitive and defensive handgun skills. Without measurement, how to you know if you’re improving? The timer also adds just a tiny bit of pressure, and that helps you learn to operate your gun under a little bit of stress. You’ll be surprised at how quickly […]
This article originally appeared at Ammoland. Normally Hollywood movies dish out useful gun advice about as often as the sun goes out, but every once in a while, a movie presents a surprisingly relevant learning opportunity. Take that corny 1980’s movie, The Karate Kid, for example. I’ll spare you the whole storyline, but in case […]
In this era of political divisiveness, can we all agree that some things just need to be shot? Take SPAM for instance. Yes, I suppose the email kind is a candidate too, but it’s hard to bring to the range. I’m talking about that roadkill in a can type of SPAM. You know, the stuff […]
This article originally appeared at Ammoland. Can we all agree that dry fire practice is the best way to rapidly improve one’s shooting skills? Can we also agree that most of us do it about as often as Colin Kaepernick earns doctoral degrees in political science? I think most of us take the attitude that […]
Here’s another Shoot Better in a Minute video that we did with the good folks over at Range365. The human eye is a bit weird when it comes to shooting using iron sights. While the rear sight, front sight, and target may all appear to be in focus at the same time, they’re not. Your brain […]
If you want to improve your handguns skills, you’ve got to get serious about structured practice. Not only that, you need a way to measure your results and progress over time. Fortunately, there are cheap and easy way to do this that require nothing more than a paper plates and your smartphone. If you want […]
This article originally appeared at Ammoland. As I wrote this title, I have to admit I had a brief flashback to all those corny self-improvement programs that used to be all the rage. You know, things like “Twerk at Work: The 5-Minute Booty Buster Slimnastics Routine,” “Throw Your Weight Around With These Seismic Yoga Techniques,” […]
Here’s another Shoot Better in a minute video we produced with the good folks from Range365: