Suppose you’re planning a road trip and intend to transport a firearm in your vehicle. You’re a law-abiding citizen, and of course, there’s this thing called the Second Amendment that should cover you, right? Well, not exactly. In part, because the Founders of the United States believed that most laws should be made locally, states […]
Did you know that there are over 20,000 gun-related laws on the books throughout the United States? Did you know that more are added daily? Did you also know that you are responsible for knowing and adhering to every single law that’s in force wherever you happen to be standing at any given moment? Also […]
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 […]
There are a lot of myths about handgun lasers. Many people don’t consider that lasers add capabilities without replacing those you already have. Laser sights get a bad rap from gun know-it-alls. You’ll hear pithy and condescending comments like these… • Laser sights are a crutch. • Lasers are only for people who can’t use […]
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.