Category: Quick Tips

  • Pre-Warning Signs of Attack

    Pre-Warning Signs of Attack

    October 27, 2021 No Comment

    In the world of self-defense, situational awareness is a primary skill and pre-warning signs are the core of situational awareness. (seeing the warning signs of an attack before it even happens) But what is “situational awareness” ? What exactly is it, what does it look like ? Define it, explain it, teach it ! How’s this ?  It […]

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  • Front Sight Focus

    Front Sight Focus

    October 18, 2021 No Comment

    When it comes to improving shot grouping, accuracy, and consistency, the first thing is your foundational set of 5 skills: Aiming control sight alignment sight picture trigger control hold control breath control follow through 1 and 2 (aiming and trigger control) are the most important of all five skills. What I want to talk about […]

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  • Dry Firing

    October 8, 2021 No Comment

    Dry firing is the practice of simulating the discharge of a firearm without any live ammunition, or practicing with an inert laser/infrared training platform and may also include the use of a target/feedback system. The terms also commonly refers to simply “firing” a gun that has no ammunition in it. Dry fire does not pose […]

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  • Transition Warmups with new shield plus

    Transition Warmups with new shield plus

    September 25, 2021 No Comment

    Warming up for target transitions and multi-taps (I start slower to ensure safety then push the needle once I know I’m not doing anything stupid or picked up any bad habits) (and LOTS of dry fire practice before doing this with live ammo) never try to learn a new shooting skill with live ammo, never. […]

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  • Target Transitions

    Target Transitions

    August 24, 2021 No Comment

    In the arena of self defense, there is a process of moving your aim from one threat to another. This is called a “target transition” and is the process and skill of adjusting your aim consistently from one target to another without jacking up your sight alignment so that as soon as you are “over” […]

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  • Lessons from the Falcon (OODA)

    Lessons from the Falcon (OODA)

    August 3, 2021 No Comment

    Most people visualize a Peregrine Falcon as a small bird of prey flying like hawks and eagles … soaring in circles, looking for ground prey to pick up (or carrion to snack on). Few truly appreciate the fact that this is a bird of prey only 18″ long that attacks it’s in-air prey in power […]

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  • Quickdraw Study

    Quickdraw Study

    July 17, 2021 No Comment

    A study of a quickdraw comparing normal and slo-mo recording   Start very slow and methodically with cleared pistol (in this sequence) Clean Draw (with finger indexed along frame of pistol) (the method of pistol access will vary depending upon the method of carry, IWB, OWB, belly band, ankle, etc, but the process and result […]

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  • Interview 1 on defensive shooting

    Interview 1 on defensive shooting

    July 17, 2021 No Comment

    An unscripted interview with my wife who is beginning her journey of self-defense shooting skills     for more information about defensive training, click here What she has done so far: safe quick draw from holster compress grip (also not visible in this video but performed) presentation of pistol towards target the shot the transition […]

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  • Transition Warmups

    Transition Warmups

    July 5, 2021 No Comment

    My wife didn’t start the recording until she saw me drawing from the holster (which is why there is no draw in the video LOL) Warming up for target transitions and multi-taps (I start slower to ensure safety then push the needle once I know I’m not doing anything stupid or picked up any bad […]

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  • Tips (after defending yourself in a shooting)

    July 5, 2021 No Comment

    Don’t have your pistol in your hands when police arrive (if at all possible) if practical, clear the pistol then secure it in holster, gun safe, etc be prepared to tell the responding officer that the magazine in on the ground, under your foot, etc and that your pistol is already cleared When calling dispatch […]

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