Rifle 101: Shooting with One Eye or Two Eyes? Which Shoulder?
Starting from the very beginning with proper technique is important. If you start building muscle memory using the wrong form, it can be difficult to correct and plague your accuracy for a long time to come.
How to Watch for and Defend Against Sucker Punches
These guys are bouncers by trade, and see more scuffles than most anyone else outside of law enforcement. These guys know what to look for, because they encounter it on a nightly basis. When someone with that much experience start giving suggestions, it’s a good idea to take notice – it could save you from getting sucker punched.
Clerk Grabs Gun From Armed Robber – Wait for Your Counter Ambush
This is definitely one worth watching as it provides a real good laugh. When attacked, wait for your opportunity to turn the tables, and when it presents itself, take it.
A Stark Reminder to Keep Your Defensive Firearm Chambered (NSFL – Death)
If you are going to carry a concealed firearm to defend yourself, don’t half ass it. Train train train. Don’t risk escalating the situation if you do not have the skills to quickly and decisively end the conflict.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s View on Self Defense & the 2nd Amendment
Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals. -Martin Luther King Jr.
A True Accidental Discharge – This is Why There Are No Exceptions to the Rules of Firearm Safety
Most “accidental” discharges are actually negligent discharges.
How to Shoot Pistols with Both Eyes Open
Being able to shoot a pistol with both eyes open is critical for accuracy, speed, and target transition – all of which are important for self defense, competition, and casual shooting. Professional competitive shooter Doug Koenig weighs in on shooting with one eye open or both eyes open. Depth perception, target aquisition, wider field of […]
First Aid Kit Essential Equipment
A basic first aid kit is a very useful item to keep in your range bag, vehicle, home, or EDC bag. I bought an assortment of small first aid bags and have them stashed in all of those places. Just like a conceal carry pistol, it’s better to have a first aid kit and not need it, than need it and not have it.
How to Shoot a Handgun from Cover
For the most obvious statement of the day, Hollywood has it wrong. Shooting from cover in real life is not the same as it is in the movies. Knowing the difference from real life technique and Hollywood style can mean the difference between life and death in a home defense or self defense situation.
How to Quick Lube a Handgun Without Disassembly
All firearms need to be maintained for reliable function, accuracy, and avoiding complete failure of the firearm. Here’s some quick tips on how to quickly lubricate a 1911, which is also applicable to other firearms. You don’t even need to disassemble the firearm!
Why Shoot 3 Gun? A Perspective from a Newbie and Expert
Shooting sports, of any format, are a way to get out to the range, shoot your firearms in ways you can’t normally shoot them, hangout with likeminded individuals, improve your skills, and have lots of fun. Everyone who is interested in shooting should give a shooting sport a try.
Officer Involved Shooting Shows How Quick Encounters can Escalate to Deadly Force
When an encounter, be it officer arresting someone for a non-violent crime, or citizen simply walking down a street, it is important to be mentally ready to instantly defend against a lethal force threat.
How to Correctly Grip a Semi Automatic Pistol
There’s a decent amount of misinformation running around on the proper pistol grip. It is primarily leftover technique from decades past. In fact, the correct pistol technique used to be holding it one handed. These days we know better.
First Hand Account of a Four Time Successful Self Defender
If you were robbed 4 times, you would take action – wouldn’t you?
Special Forces Talk About Speed & Accuracy
If you’re active in the firearm’s focused social media scene, you’ve no doubt seen videos of people shooting crazy fast, be it a super fast draw from concealment, fast double tap, or a lightning fast reload. If you’re like me, you want to go to the range and train train train to get those same […]
What is a “Stovepipe” Malfunction is & How to Clear It
Stovepipes are a brutal “failure to eject” (FTE) malfunction that put your handgun in a complete inoperable state. A stovepipe is when a spent casing gets caught in the action and the firearm’s action can no longer cycle. Fortunately, these types of jams can be easily cleared through proper technique.