Personal Defense Training

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…

Law Enforcement Training – What You Need To Know
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Law Enforcement Training – What You Need To Know

Being a Training Officer in charge of Law Enforcement Training was a duty I truly enjoyed. There were so many factors that made the experience the best I’d ever had in my nearly fourteen years (and still counting) career. I could write non-stop about all the good things, but to sum up the key factors,…

Best Home Defense Carbine – Direct Impingement Vs Gas Piston
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Best Home Defense Carbine – Direct Impingement Vs Gas Piston

That said, let’s have a little marksman history lesson before we go choosing the best defense carbine in the direct impingement Vs. gas pistol debate.  The gas direct impact system or direct impingement was first introduced in the AR format in the early 1950s by a man who needs no introduction in our community…Eugene Stoner….

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…

United States Navy SEAL Weapons: My Top 5 Favorite Firearms
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United States Navy SEAL Weapons: My Top 5 Favorite Firearms

What Guns Do Navy SEALs Use 1. .300 Win Mag (M91A2) What guns do navy seals use? As a Navy SEAL Sniper Instructor, I’ve used and taught every kind of long-range weapon out there. There are some that can shoot farther, but this is the most versatile of the bunch and can reach out and…

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!