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Teach Your Child to Shoot

Back in the last century it was pretty common for children to be taught to shoot. These days it’s pretty much up to you to teach your child to shoot. Here’s a look back at some of the programs they had back then for gun safety and handling.

Training vs Practice

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester As a teacher / trainer I cannot emphasize enough the differences between these two common words – training vs practice. When you go to the range, hang your target and fire a hundred rounds through the paper into the berm, it is easy to get into the […]

What You Need to Know about Defensive Shooting

Defensive shooting is a lot different from shooting on the flat range on a nice sunny day. You might have moving targets. It might be at night. Your adrenaline will be pumping, so on and so on.

Using a Long Gun for Clearing a House – Doorways

Clearing a house with a long gun (rifle or shotgun) has its pluses and minuses. You will generally be more accurate with a long gun, have more ammo with a greater punch. Besides the overpenetration issues, you are going to have to make sure you can clear the house without flagging your position or even […]

Practical Gun Safety

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester Practical Gun Safety Anyone that has ever been to a range or handled a firearm has (hopefully) been introduced to the basic firearms safety rules. While there is some debate about the number of firearms safety rules, the basics I teach and live by are: Always keep […]

Always Training

When I was on a Special Forces team we were always training. We wanted our skills to be the best possible for whatever mission came up.

The AR-15 for Beginners

The AR-15 for beginners can be a bit intimidating. This is a lot of rifle. We have had a couple posts on AR-15s for home defense. Some people love them, some hate them.

Tap and Rack

We’ve run a post before on tap and rack and what to do for a pistol malfunction. The topic is so important, you need to be reminded to constantly practice this.

Shooting Center of Mass

How do you train to shoot a target? Is it center of mass? Is it in the upper chest? God forbid is it head shots?

Good Drill for Trigger Finger Discipline

Trigger finger discipline is a skill that we should work at. Jerking the trigger is one of the main causes of misses.

Total Home Defense

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester. Total Home Defense When you are contemplating your personal defense how many attackers do you train to defend against? At what distances do you train to interdict these attackers?

Advanced Pistol Training

  Another good video from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) on advanced pistol training.

Introduction to Firearms

We found a great old video on an introduction to firearms and posted it on our YouTube channel. It was produced by the Federal Law Enforcement Firearms Training Center back in the earlier 90s.

Trigger Control Drill

Trigger control is one of the skills you have to master if you want to shoot accurately.  You can easily miss an intruder at 7 to 10 yards inside your house if you jerk the trigger.

Silencers/Suppressors for Your Home Defense Gun

Another take on firearm suppressors for your your home defense gun by our staffer Bob. Bob makes a lot of good points. There are some good reasons for a suppressor – reducing noise and muzzle flash.. Just remember, don’t try to buy your way to marksmanship. You get there by training, dry fire and range […]

Want to Shoot More Accurately?

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester Want to Shoot More Accurately? Train When It’s Hard. In the first three months of 2014 we have seen some pretty extreme weather across the United States. Just on the Left Coast we have had summer, spring and freezing downpours all within a matter of weeks. My […]

The Facts about Aftermarket Handgun Sights

Well, I will say it at the beginning that I am not a big fan of adjusting the sights on a pistol or even aftermarket handgun sights. Now don’t get me wrong. I think they can make you a better shooter and aid in certain conditions.

The Keys to Accurate Shooting

We found a great video that talks about the keys to accurate shooting. There is a lot of misinformation out there and it’s important to know what works and what doesn’t.

10 Ways to Improve Your Shooting

This is a guest post by Mike Seeklander reposted from his blog. 10 Ways to Improve Your Shooting We have something in common, and that is the both of us (unless you chanced upon this blog by accident) probably want you to be a better shooter.”   This is deadly serious.  

A Free and Easy Way to Improve Your Shooting

Not everyone has the money to go to the range every day to improve your shooting let alone every weekend. Just think how good you would be with your pistol if you shot every day.

Is Bigger Caliber Always Better

Interesting post over at the Beretta Blog on using bigger frame guns in smaller calibers for beginners and whether bigger calibers are always better. A woman beginner wanted to shoot the short barreled .38 as opposed to the bigger .22.  To her the .38 looked like an easier gun to shoot:

What You Need to Know about Home Defense Mindset

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester Pre-battle Home Defense Mindset When I founded my firearms training company I set out to educate my students in the principle that the mind itself is the ultimate weapon. As a long time practitioner of martial arts, a defensive tactics instructor, a firearms trainer, and a deputy […]

5 Thoughts on Gunfighting by Wyatt Earp

Wyatt Earp and Gunfights Wyatt Earp was at different times in his life a city policeman, county sheriff, a teamster, buffalo hunter, bouncer, saloon-keeper, gambler, brothel owner, pimp, miner, and a boxing referee. His story is a bit controversial, but it is generally accepted that he participated in many gunfights including the infamous Gunfight at […]

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