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It’s NOT your Trigger Control

Have you heard any of these? “Trigger control is the most important part of shooting.” “He doesn’t know how to pull the trigger, that’s why he missed.” “She missed because she jerked the trigger!” “Squeeze the trigger slow…let it surprise you when the gun goes off”

Training Smart Vs. Hard

Finding and Cultivating Your Inner Drive “If it’s not raining, we’re not training!” “Pain is weakness leaving the body!!” “The more you bleed in training, the less you bleed in war!?” “There is no such thing as overtraining, just under-recovery” Why do we say these things? You have to admit, they all sound uniquely stupid! […]

Goal Setting for Greatness

Reprinted from Your Competition Handgun Training Program Goal Setting for Greatness. So it’s January 2010 and off we go into a new year!  Something that every successful person that I have ever met does is have goals.  This article will give you some specific guidance on goal types and how to set them.   Setting your goals. There is […]

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Don’t Bring a Jiu-Jitsu to a Gunfight!

Have you ever heard the saying, “don’t bring a knife to a gunfight?” Of course, you have. Well, this one is similar. I am calling you out!

PCC Anyone? Control It Like A Pro!

Reprint with permission from IDPA Tactical Journal If you watch today’s top-level PCC shooters, they are truly taking the skill of speed shooting to the next level.  It is almost unbelievable how fast, and accurate they are running these guns.  This article will give you some key tips to shooting your PCC as good as […]

Steel Challenge (world speed shooting championships) Training Tips

Take from Your Competition Handgun Training Program (cross training section)- Steel Challenge – The Steel Challenge (SC) is the world speed shooting championship and has been held all over the U.S.  This is an all-steel match with 7 stages and 5 targets on each stage, all consisting of round or rectangle steel plates set up […]

Seven (7) Key Trauma Management Tips and Tools For the Armed Individual

By: Bill Lewitt. (reprinted from The Art Of Instruction) In the following material Bill Lewitt does an excellent job discussing trauma management and the various life saving devices that are on the market that can be used by an instructor in a situation where there might be an injury on the range.   Keep in mind […]

The Difference Between Being a Great Shooter and Great Competitor

There are many good shooters. There are much fewer good competitors. This article will discuss the difference. I’ll say up front that I don’t consider myself a great competitor…at least not yet. I have had moments in recent years where I was, but I am not near my full potential. I do believe that I […]

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 […]