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 […]
This article originally appeared at Ammoland. If you carry a gun for personal defense or keep one at home for the same reason, you really ought to consider investing in a paid self defense insurance or protection plan. Here’s why. If you ever have to draw or use your gun (or another weapon) in self-defense, […]
In a self-defense situation, moving before, and even while shooting, is a big deal. It gets you off target of the other guy and maybe even more important, starts to turn they tables so he is reacting to your actions. There are a couple of approaches out there. Here’s the one we recommend because it’s […]
What’s the best way to draw from an ankle holster? You can take two basic approaches. Which one you use depends on your flexibility and the situation. Here’s a quick video that shows both.
This article originally appeared at AmmoLand. Technology has really fouled up some of the classic gun handling techniques. Back in the day, if you had to do scary gun stuff like investigate bumps in the night, you had a flashlight and a gun. You could use the flashlight however you liked, with little risk to […]