Self-Defense Handgun Practice

By Home Defense Gun staffer Bob The Importance of Self-Defense Handgun Practice One of the first things a person learns after they buy a home defense gun is the absolute necessity of practice. Regardless of what it looks like in the movies it’s pretty darn tough to shoot a pistol well. Personally, I’ve always been […]

How to Shoot Better

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester Stare – Study – Steal In the majority of my articles I discuss the importance of training, reasons why you need to train regularly, and how to find quality trainers. While taking a course from a local certified instructor is very important, as is practicing what you […]

How to Load a Magazine

Now how to load a magazine might seem like something you don’t have to think about when going out to the range. If you want to get full value out of your training time and money, then you should read this and watch the video we found.

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 […]

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 […]

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?

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?

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.

Range Bags for Ladies

Range Bags for Ladies Home Defense Gun staffer Ashely shows us what is in her range bag and that of her husband.

5 Reasons You Don’t Shoot Well

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester. What’s your excuse? Why don’t you shoot well as you should? As a firearms instructor it is always frustrating when you schedule a class, reserve range time, gather resources, and then cancel. While this is financially detrimental as an instructor, it makes me ponder a bit about […]

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 […]

How to Teach a Woman to Shoot

I will go ahead and say it – men and women think differently. I am not saying one is better than the other. Just that when you teach a woman to shoot you should go about it differently than a man.

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.

Shooting from Cover

“Every shootout is better with cover!” When it comes to a gunfight, even more important than the skill of shooting is not getting shot. Way too often we teach people to shoot on the flat range without thinking about always taking cover.  Moving to cover and shooting from cover should be a part of all […]

Train Safe – Chamber and Barrel Block

This is a guest post by John Carlin TRAIN SAFE is a small “Made In America” company, which was started to promote safe training with personal or duty firearms. I have been a firearms instructor for over 30 years and never liked looking down the barrel of a firearm, for fear of being shot.  In […]

Why You Need Training

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester Why you need training…With who…How often? Let’s face it, money is a driving factor in our day to day lives and the precious few dollars we scrimp, save and stash are hard earned. We invest our time and effort to save money because we enjoy using it […]

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 Great Ammunition Shortage

By Home Defense Gun Staffer Mike S. It has been called the “Great Ammunition Shortage of 2013”, spurred on by fears of governmental gun control and panic-buying, shooters have been unable to find common ammunition with which to train. When it comes to shooting, the only way you can improve is with practice.

What You Need to Know about Cover and Concealment

Cover and concealment are your friends when you enter a threat situation. If someone can’t find you they most likely can’t hurt you. If they know where you are but can’t get at you, once again mostly likely they can’t hurt you. The thing you don’t want to do is confuse the two.

Train to Fight, Fight to Win!

This is a guest post by Scott Sylvester Train to Fight This week’s article is about training to fight. I’ve been studying neurology lately and have been uncovering a vast amount of information about how the brain works, and how little we actually understand about the gray matter between our ears… not to mention how […]

What You Need to Know About Plaxco’s Shooting Principles

I stumbled across an excellent book “Shooting from Within: A Guide to Maximum Performance” by J. Michael Plaxco a former USPSA national champion and gunsmith who was employed by Smith and Wesson for a number of years. This isn’t your normal shooting book of drills.

Send this to a friend