Month: August 2016

Advanced CCW Training: Facing the Threat

August 30, 2016 1 Comment Engaging a terrorist active shooter (TAS) is a significant step up in threat level from simple carry for self protection–especially if the shooter is armed with a long gun, has body armor, and is committed to giving his life for a cause. The risk of dying or being permanently maimed…
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Advanced CCW Training: Preparing for Terrorist Threats

August 25, 2016 2 Comments The attacks of Paris, France, San Bernadino, California and elsewhere have galvanized the world, angered many and motivated some to start looking at their own vulnerability and preparation. The responses I hear from a wide variety of people are predictable but most of them have never taken the time to…
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3 Ways to Upgrade Your Glock

August 23, 2016 1 Comment This article was originally published on policeone.com. Since 1986, the Glock handgun has enjoyed great success with a wide variety of people. Over the years, however, some individuals have complained that the Glock points high, is hard to shoot in the .40 caliber Glock 22 and 23 models, and can…
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Gunfighting Skills: Situational Awareness and Task Focus

August 18, 2016 This article was originally published on policeone.com. Firearms trainers have long been studying the best ways to increase shooting proficiency in gunfight situations. Through my own experiences as a law enforcement officer and from colleagues in law enforcement who have been in gunfights, I have gained some crucial insights into gunfighting skills.…
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Why Your Shooting Stance Matters

August 16, 2016 2 Comments This article was originally posted on policeone.com. There are a few different philosophies about shooting stance and technique in gunfight training. One is the idea that “there is no stance in a gunfight; you are running, moving, ducking, avoiding, etc. and you won’t be able to assume one.” Another common…
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Will Competition Get You Killed?

August 11, 2016 2 Comments This article was originally posted on policeone.com. Over the past 30 years I have watched the ebb and flow of competition shooting and other competitive events in police training environments. From Police Pistol Competition, to IPSC and IDPA, and now 3-gun competitions, competitive shooting has begun to become an item…
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7 Tips to Bring the Gunfight to the Range

August 09, 2016 1 Comment This article was originally published on policeone.com. Many firearm trainers view range training as marginally effective for gunfight training and conditioning. However, if you bring the proper emotional perspective, train at the real speed of the gunfight, and learn to shoot under pressure and emotional duress, you will be amazed…
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Control the Trigger, Control the Fight

August 04, 2016 This article was originally published on policeone.com. One of the first skills to degrade under stress is trigger control. This vital skill is composed of two parts: mental control and physical manipulation. On the mental side, control of emotions comes into play. On the physical side, learning how to manipulate the trigger…
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Shoot Like a Pro: Overcoming the Flinch Response

August 02, 2016 4 Comments This article was originally published on policeone.com. We’ve all been there. Just as you’re ready to break the shot, you yank the trigger and shove the gun forward. The shot misses and you mutter a bit under your breath… and prepare for the next shot. What just happened is commonly…
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