Firearms Training for Women

Front Sight Focus, Neural Pathways, Your Biggest Why, and More… [Podcast]
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Front Sight Focus, Neural Pathways, Your Biggest Why, and More… [Podcast]

Listen and learn: What the New Rules of Marksmanship is about Why learning to shoot online is better than going to the range How neural pathways can affect your firearms training How to focus on your front sight Meditation Having a positive mindset Figuring out your why and more…  

Firearms Focused Fitness (Functional Fitness and Shooting)
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Firearms Focused Fitness (Functional Fitness and Shooting)

After over 20 years in the military, I’ve made firearms focused fitness or functional fitness the cornerstone of all my training. But I see many in the military and law enforcement out of shape and even obese. It’s a proven fact that you’re more likely to use excessive force if you’re out of shape for…

What is Dry Fire What Does it Mean and How to Do it
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What is Dry Fire What Does it Mean and How to Do it

Ever wish you could shoot a gun like a Navy SEAL? I can tell you the “Secret” of how we do it…but then I’d have to kill you. For those of you who have read my book, you already know the secret, for the rest of you here it is…there is no “secret”, it all boils down to dry fire practice; and lots of it. Dry fire is the generic term for practicing weapons manipulation with an unloaded gun. Like many seem to believe, it does not just mean pulling the trigger. I can teach a monkey to pull a trigger (though he might slap the hell out of it). Dry fire training involves everything you do with that weapon, from the basic fundamentals to shooting on the move.

Learn How to Draw a Pistol in 4 Easy Steps
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Learn How to Draw a Pistol in 4 Easy Steps

Whether it’s drawing your firearm against an active shooter, someone with an edged weapon, or any other weapon of opportunity, the fundamentals and the end game should always be the same — your eyes, weapon, and sights up on the threat and stopping the threat. A lot of LE operators only incorporate drawing from the…

Proper Breathing Technique – To Breathe, or Not to Breathe?
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Proper Breathing Technique – To Breathe, or Not to Breathe?

Something we’ve all been taught, if we were taught the correct way to shoot, was utilizing the seven fundamentals of shooting. For a refresher on those fundamentals or what we like to call “habits,” check out Chris’ all encompassing article titled “7 Habits of Highly Effective Shooters.” He later goes in depth on each specific…

Pinpoint Shooting Accuracy or Lightning-Fast Speed?
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Pinpoint Shooting Accuracy or Lightning-Fast Speed?

Yes! As the name implies, here at Center Mass Group we teach our students to quickly find the biggest target available at that moment, set their sights on the center of it and fire for effect. But with that we also need to constantly remind our shooters, “You can’t miss fast enough.” That means for instance that if you decide you’re going to slap the trigger like it owes you money because it’s faster; you’re going to (quickly) throw your rounds all around the guy shooting at you, hoping that he doesn’t have the discipline to slowly press back on his trigger with you in his sights. Let’s see…if I slap the trigger fast 10 times, 1 round is bound to hit him!

Gun Safety for Kids
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Gun Safety for Kids

In the United States on the second Sunday in June we observe Children’s Day, a special day where we focus on improving their health and safety. This special day for kids predates both Mother’s and Father’s Day with celebrations in America dating from the 1860s and earlier. So in honor of this special day, I wanted to talk about something I take very seriously and that is firearm safety.

Firearms Safety – A Tactic You Can’t Live Without
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Firearms Safety – A Tactic You Can’t Live Without

One of the sayings you learn as Navy SEAL is, “If you aint cheatin, you ain’t tryin.” It means that most rules tend to be limiting and if you want to win, you need to learn how to “bend the rules.” But the key here is that I said most rules, not all. Some rules are mandatory no matter how high-speed you are and those rules are the ones written in blood.

Improve Your Grip Strength = Improve Your Shooting
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Improve Your Grip Strength = Improve Your Shooting

I’ve been shooting for the majority of my life and one thing I’ve heard everywhere I go is the importance of trigger control. It’s a delicate control…Don’t Pull it! You need to Press it…No…it needs to be constant Pressure…No, No, No…You need to Caress it and whisper sweet nothings to it so it will move straight to the rear.