With many things in life, I deliver better results with aggressive time limitations. There’s nothing like a tight deadline to make me focus and produce. Unfortunately, shooting isn’t one of those activities. In fact, adding a time crunch to basic shooting tasks has the opposite effect of degrading performance, sometimes to near comical levels. Also […]
If you want to improve your defensive shooting capabilities or perhaps move up the action pistol sports ladder, being able to shoot accurately under time pressure becomes important. A simple shot timer is a great addition to your range kit. Here’s what you need to know about how they work. Read the rest: What You […]
Rationalization is a powerful thing. The temptation to convince one’s self that “it’s good enough” or that you’ll “do it later” is right up there with other irresistible forces of nature like gravity and checking your smartphone while waiting in line. It’s so tempting to rationalize training shortcuts, especially when the routine in question is […]
Learn how to shoot more accurately and consistently by using the right body, arm, and hand position. Natural point of aim will help put you on target. If there was a way to let your body do more of the work of getting and staying on target, wouldn’t you want to take advantage of that? […]
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 […]