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.

What You Need to Know about Weak Hand Shooting

“It ain’t over till it’s over.” – Yogi Berra Just because you got hit in a gunfight doesn’t mean it’s over. In the military we trained all the time for weak hand shooting so that we could continue to fight. This is a critical skill you need to practice if you want to be able […]

How to Survive a Gunfight

We found an oldie but a goodie on how to survive a gunfight. The weapons may change but the principles don’t. This video is a compilation of old FBI training videos. Not to over exaggerate, these tips could save your life!

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.

Home Defense Loads

Home Defense Loads On our first Home Defense Gun video, Bob talks about how bullet load can affect recoil, point of impact, and point of aim.

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.  

The Facts on Handgun Lights

There is a lot of information out about handgun lights. You can read about all sorts of different types you can mount on your home defense pistol. 

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 Trigger Press

This a guest post by Scott Sylvester Trigger Press Properly This week I had a discussion with some fellow firearms instructors about the proper way to apply one of the fundamentals, Trigger Control. In a variety of students this is a pretty hard one to master without a lot of practice, so in this discussion […]

The Power Stance for Defensive Handgun Shooting

You can get into endless debates with people over isosceles versus weaver stances. The stance you really need to have is a combat, power stance.

Moving Target Drills

Real life is never like shooting at the flat range.  You need moving target drills to get your proficiency and accuracy to where it needs to be. The threat, whether it is a rapist or a drug fueled home invader will not hold still for you.  Also shooting and moving will make you a harder […]

Trigger Control

Probably the biggest determiner if you hit the target or not is trigger control.  Now I am going to talk about pistol shooting in this article but you can take most of it over to rifles and shotguns and apply it.

Set Up and Zero Iron Sights – Your New Rifle

One of the first steps when you get a new rifle is to set up and zero the iron sights. Now you have to know what you want to do with your rifle before you get down to zeroing the sights. It’s pretty obvious that a rifle is a great long distance weapon and since […]

Eye Dominance

When I talk about eye dominance, I am not talking about some BDSM game. I mean which is your strong eye and which is your weak eye.  When you look at things your brain is processing information from your right and left eyes.  One of your eyes in most dominant or strong and this is […]

Get a Grip – How to Grip a Pistol

How to grip a pistol is one of the key factors in how accurate you will be.  Improperly gripping the pistol will lead to all sorts of problems including poor shot placement, loosing control of the gun due to recoil and even malfunction of gun and injuring yourself. I am not saying this is the […]

Revolver versus Semi Auto – Another Perspective

We have had the revolver versus semi auto debate on the blog already.  There is another way to look at this and many people choose a semi auto for the wrong reason. Many people choose a semi auto over a revolver for the concept of superior firepower. The idea is that a semi auto gives […]

LaserLyte Shotgun Trainer

You have a shotgun for home defense and you know you need to train on it.  Going to the range is great, but it can be expensive to go as much as you really need to.  In any case, the range will never be able to simulate the conditions you will find in your own […]

Front Sight, Front Sight, Bang

This might be a controversial topic. Concentration on the front sight is long debated as effective. Well, I can only say that it works for me and worked for many years while I was dong high level close quarter combat (CQB) in the Special Forces. I learned to shoot in the military.  Started out in the […]

Mastering Trigger Control

One of the key parts of firing a weapon, in this case a pistol is mastering trigger control.  I stumbled across this nice little video on the subject. A couple areas I would like to emphasis: You want to practice working the trigger until you know by feel that one more millimeter of pressure will […]

Learning to Shoot with Both Eyes

One of the important skills you should develop for you home defense is the ability to shoot with both eyes open. It is best to shoot with both eyes open since you have a wider field of view and you do not have any depth perception.  Although it can be a tough skill to develop […]

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