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When is a Gimmick Not a Gimmick?

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts Lehigh Defense is well known for producing gimmick pistol ammunition like the Controlled Fracturing Hollow Point as well as their Extreme Defender and Extreme Penetrator which are based on specious claims about magical fluid dynamic faerie dust.

Red Dot Sights for Home Defense

This is a guest post by Gary Fretwell Have you ever considered getting a red dot sight for home defense? If not, you probably should.

Adjusting Your Sights

I have to admit I’m not a big fan of adjusting your sights on pistols. It was drilled into me back when I first started serious shooting. I remember an old, grizzled team sergeant catching some young guys adjusting their sights. He stopped them, saying “pistols shoot dead on, always.”

Why a BB Gun Will Help You Shoot Better

This is a guest post by David Denholm  BB Guns are good for teaching gun safety and learning to shoot well. Long before you let your child use a .22, have him start practicing with a BB gun. A BB gun is a fun gift for Christmas, a birthday party, or even the 4th of […]

Home Defense Firearm Drills

Going out to the flat range, pulling out your pistol, taking steady aim at a stationary target is all well and good but isn’t at all like what you are going to experience in a home defense situation. You need to do firearm drills that will prepare your mind and body for what could possibly […]

Getting a Good Pistol Grip

You can pretty much shoot one shot out of a semi auto pistol holding it anyway you want and as long as your sight alignment and trigger squeeze are good you will hit dead on. However, getting a good pistol grip is critical if you want to be accurate with follow on shots.

What is Accuracy?

What is accuracy? Is one gun more accurate than another? There is a lot thrown out whether a certain pistol is more accurate than another type or brand. You might hear how one might group better than others.

Can Shooting with a Laser Improve Your Shooting

I have to admit, I haven’t done a lot of shooting with a laser. We had some in my units in the military but I never got comfortable with them. At the same time, a lot of people swear by them.

Black Spider Red Dot Optic Review

Black Spider Red Dot Optic Review This is a guest post by JR Grounds If you have ever built an AR, you know the optic can end up being as much as the rifle, and even a good red dot will run you several hundred dollars. At least, until now.

What is Barrier Blind?

This is a guest post by Andrew Betts What is barrier blind and why does it matter? Selecting defense ammunition can be a daunting task. Aside from the suspect “advice” you might receive from the smelly hill folk who like to hang out at gun shops and share their wisdom, manufacturers sometimes make some literally […]

Fight the Flinch

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester I’ve seen shooters at all levels that struggle to some degree with “flinching,” or what we commonly call anticipation.

Proper Trigger Pull

Proper trigger pull is one of the foundational skills you have to master if you want to be accurate. If you don’t get it down, you will jerk the trigger and constantly miss.

Instinctive Shooting

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester Instinctive Shooting or Point Shooting or Unsighted Fire Shooting a handgun without using your sights may seem like voodoo magic to a lot of shooters. While it is a difficult skill to master it is not really magic or difficult if you apply your fundamentals of handgun […]

Is Over Penetration a Myth?

Is the whole over penetration issue a non issue? We have had quite a few posts on this page about ballistics and how rounds behave. One issue you always hear about is over penetration. What we are talking about is a round going through a threat and striking an innocent.

How to Grip a Semi Automatic Pistol

How to Grip a Semi Automatic Pistol Along with sight picture and trigger squeeze, grip is one of the factors which will determine your accuracy.

One Handed Shooting

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester One Armed Man – One Handed Shooting Despite what I’m doing it always seems like I have something I need to carry. Be it a folder, grocery bag, holding a door, holding a phone or my daughter’s hand, I usually have something in my non-gun hand. If […]

Introduction to Sight Alignment

Sight alignment, sight picture and trigger control are the keys to hitting what you are aiming at.

How Many Rounds for Concealed Carry?

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester How many rounds for concealed carry? Carrying a handgun in a daily basis is one of the surest ways to guarantee your personal safety. A concealed firearm gives you a tremendous advantage in surprise and as a force multiplier when confronted with a threat of death or […]

Training for Success

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester The ability to respond to threats quickly and effectively is based on pattern recognition or schemas. A schema is a “scenario,” or a pattern of events your brain recognizes based on training, experience or pre-programmed mental rehearsals. Having a host of these developed patterns or schemas gives […]

Why Going to the Range is a Waste of Time

Going to the range is a waste of time, at least for most people. What happens is that they go out with their ammo that they paid  a load of money for, pay the range fees and do what they always do at the range.

Another Way to Think About Muscle Memory

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester Training is Insulation (Developing Muscle Memory) I’m constantly fascinated by how delicately intricate, yet powerful the human brain is. When I began my journey of becoming a teacher / trainer I never expected to find myself studying neurology. While becoming a brain surgeon is very low on […]

How to Manage Recoil

It would be really easy if when you shot a gun it just didn’t move. The trouble is that it doesn’t. You have to learn how to manage recoil. Now recoil isn’t something you have to be afraid of. You just have to acknowledge it’s going to occur and learn to handle it or manage […]

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.

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?

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