Is bigger really better? Or does it boil down to “how you use it?” When challenged by groovy son Austin about his decision to drive a Mini Cooper as his “spy car,” Nigel Powers blithely responded, “It’s not the size, mate. It’s how you use it.” Was he right? Like psychic hotline results, the answer […]
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 […]
Many federal agencies have standardized their pistol qualification courses for security personnel under the program defined by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS.) The FAA, ICE, and others all use the same basic course as outlined below. However, there are differences based on agency, employment status, and position. For example, many contract security personnel shoot […]
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.
One of those myths that will never, ever die in the history of forever is that a handgun will physically “knock someone down.” We’ve heard it all… “A 9mm won’t, but my .45 will knock someone right out of their shoes!” Anyway, we made this video to show some stuff. Mainly that bullets make holes […]
New third edition offers readers valuable advice and perspective on a dozen methods of concealed carry and over 160 different products. Charleston, SC (September 19, 2017) – The Practical Guide to Gun Holsters for Concealed Carry is now available in print and eBook formats. The book aims to help lawfully-armed citizens learn how to carry a […]
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 […]