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Scoring Your Best vs. Shooting Your Best

Reprint from IDPA Tactical Journal with permission. I came off the last stage of the match in much dismay.  You see, I had a little match wager going with my buddy Bob B. (you know who you are) at a recent I.D.P.A. match.  The game to that point had been points alone, since we were of slightly […]

The Handgun Skills Triad – The Key to High Performance Shooting

The Key to High Performance Shooting This article has some key points that are certainly outside of the “box” for some of you that are locked into traditional handgun shooting methods. But, these points might help make you a dramatically better handgun shooter, and elevate your understanding of how to shoot faster and more accurate.  Some […]

Four Key Systematic Drills for Handgun Skill Developement

A Four Drill System to Make You a Dramatically Better Shooter. I am going to give you a measurable, simple, four drill progressive training program for concealed carry shooting skill improvement.  But before I begin my article, let us develop an air of honesty between us.  I will break traditional writing rules here for a […]

One-Handed Survival Shooting Techniques – Necessary or Fluff?

Training with one hand is often referred to as “wounded shooter training”.  Is this always the case?  Read more to find out…   Last week’s Facebook LIVE discussion covered one-handed survival manipulation; a subject I took a liking to long ago. When I was instructing with the Federal Air Marshal Firearms program, I was tasked with putting together […]


And what will you do if you are? Warning: This article may make you and your friends feel guilty if you have not been practicing with your carry gun. Feel free to share it and make others feel guilty as well. 🙂 Somewhere in the U.S., a concealed carry class graduated this weekend and a […]

Write Your Own Book!

Why read someone else book, when you can likely write your own! Successful people read, a LOT! I personally feel one of the things that has allowed me to accomplish what I have is the time I have spent reading. That said, I think it is easy to fall into the trap of always looking […]

Spring Training: 3 Keys to Transitioning to Live Fire

Spring is COMING! Even though is it just February, it will soon be time to hit the competition circuit. This article till help you transition from dry fire to live fire. If you missed the Dry Fire article published earlier…read it first

Home Invasion! Grab The Defensive Rifle- Dead Trigger….What The Hell Do You Do Now??

The Why’s and How’s of Transitioning to a Secondary Weapon The Dead Trigger and Transition (From the book Your Defensive Rifle Training Program) What the heck is a dead trigger?  Let’s define that term first:  Anytime you pull the trigger and expect it to go bang, and it doesn’t, that is a dead trigger.  If […]

6 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Recoil Control With A Handgun

A new and improved version of an oldie…I added several key items in this article that will really drive your skill to the next level.  I have spent literally thousands of hours working on my grip (handgun).  Here is what I have learned. There are SIX simple things that will dramatically improve your ability to […]

Prepared to Win Vs. Guaranteed to Win

Which would you rather be? Most of you will answer, of course, “guaranteed to win.” I submit to you however, there is no such thing. I know, some will say “if you do the work,” “prepare to the point you can not fail,” etc. etc., but the reality is you are never guaranteed to win. […]

Top 9 Mistakes I See Training Classes

Reprint with permission from the IDPA Tactical Journal (authored by Mike Seeklander). I want to spend a little bit of time and share with you the top 9 mistakes I see it most of my training classes. Now keep in mind these mistakes are not all shooting related mistakes, but they are all things that […]

Are Goals The Answer Part 3

The paragraph below changed my life! Now, if you have not read part 1 and 2 in my blog, please do. I am NOT saying that goals themselves are bad. It is just how you should approach them that can have life altering consequences. Please read the quote below, I will comment more at the […]