Personal Defense Training

The Sixth Habit of Highly Effective Shooters
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The Sixth Habit of Highly Effective Shooters

Trigger control needs to be maintained throughout the firing sequence, and this can be especially difficult with a pistol. The two main reasons pistols are harder to shoot than rifles are the shorter sight radius and the trigger-to-weapon-weight ratio. Any time your trigger weight is more than the weight of the weapon, you’ve got your work…

The Fourth Habit of Highly Effective Shooters
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The Fourth Habit of Highly Effective Shooters

We’re now going to cover sight picture, which is taking your sights and aiming at a target. As we found with Sight Alignment (The Third Habit of Highly Effective Shooters), Sight Picture is also not as simple as point and shoot. There are a few things you need to keep in mind if you plan on walking…

Lessons Learned from a Home Invasion
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Lessons Learned from a Home Invasion

The below was sent to me in an email from a very good friend of mine…we’ll call him Jean-Pierre. I asked if I could post his email (with names changed) so others can learn from his lessons. I think he did an outstanding job and hope I would do the same in a similar situation….

The Second Habit of Highly Effective Shooters
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The Second Habit of Highly Effective Shooters

Your grip is your connection to your weapon system. Without a good grip, your weapon will go to the path of least resistance and your shots will fly aimlessly off their mark. Most novice shooters will grip their gun by copying what they’ve seen in pictures or movies, but there’s a better way! Don’t follow…

Don’t Waste Time Cleaning Weapons
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Don’t Waste Time Cleaning Weapons

FrogLube is a biobased cleaner, lube and protectant (CLP) made from food grade ingredients. It’s petroleum-free (and actually smells good!) and works by actually absorbing into metal pores. It cleans at room temperature and dissolves carbon and active corrosion on contact. Unlike other lubes, it will not “bake on” during firing. FrogLube drastically reduces my…

7 Habits of Highly Effective Shooters
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7 Habits of Highly Effective Shooters

“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle It’s happened several times now. I show up…

Just For Fun: Pistol Draw – NOT a How to
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Just For Fun: Pistol Draw – NOT a How to

Recently we were running a class for some DHS agents through a local shoot-house and I had a few minutes to work on some dry-fire while the house was clear. As I was practicing my draw, I remembered that our producer (Tony Di Zinno) had asked us to take some video to show the film crew prior to filming our upcoming Navy SEAL Combat Shooting DVD Series.

4 Rules Of Gun Safety Every Firearm Owner Should Know
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4 Rules Of Gun Safety Every Firearm Owner Should Know

The other day on the range, one of our instructors, Tom Revaz, was teaching a basic pistol course to some new federal agents. The way this particular training was being run there were other instructors from the unit we were teaching also on the line coaching. The line had been called cold, all weapons were…