The natural progression for gun people is to take the next step and get themselves some form of firearms trainer certificate. They go from being the “gun…
Firearms Training Articles
Why Do Firearms Instructors Hate Dry Fire?
“Aside from the movies and TV, dry fire instills more bad habits than any other activity.” Such was the comment of the owner of one of the nation’s top…
My First Gun: 5 Simple Steps to Making your First Gun Purchase a Success
Picking your first gun can be a daunting task. By the time you reach the gun store counter you’ve likely been given more advice from friends and family…
Tactical Masturbation: Top 3 Stupid Human Tricks
Though you may not have put a name on it, we have all witnessed tactical masturbation. Like the more traditional form of self-gratification, tactical…
3 Reasons Every Gunfighter Should Learn to Box
“I don’t need to know Karate, I know Ching-Ching.” (mimics racking the slide on a pistol) so said the man standing at the counter in a small gun store many years ago. In my younger days, I spent a great deal of time at gun shops and at gun shows. Sadly, most everyone one who frequented gun stores, at least in my experience, viewed themselves to be a gunfighter.
How to Survive your CCW Class Without Being Shot
The question we should ask is, what can we or should we as members of the gun culture do differently in the aftermath of such an incident? Or, are we the clinical definition of insane, doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different outcome?
Home Invasion: Where Should you Secure your Firearm?
A nanny cam recorded the vicious and brutal attack including the screams of the terrified woman. Her daughter sat frozen in fear as her mother was pummel, choked and slammed around the house.
Open Letter to James Hatch and the USA Today Editorial Staff, Re: Good Guy with a Gun Myth
Mr. Hatch, Having just finished reading your editorial in the Dec. 11 2015 issue of USA Today (online) entitled “The Good Guy with a Gun Myth” I was obliged to respond. Not a fan of the American Pravda, I became aware via a friend’s social media post. I felt that as I am also a veteran of the United States Military (Parris Island Class of ’87) I should respond to the assertions you offered on behalf of the “guns are not the answer” crowd. In your opening paragraph you grab the readers’ attention by referring to the “slaughter” of 14 innocent Americans in San Bernardino, California, by “two people armed with high-powered rifles and handguns”. I’m going to assume that…
M85 PAP, the Steel-Cased Solution
“If you do not own a rifle that will reliably cycle steel-cased ammunition, you had better get your hands on one.” Those words of advice were offered by my original firearms training mentor, John Farnam, nearly ten years ago. John saw the ammo crisis of 2013 coming a mile away. Russian/Soviet arms, particularly the AK, were built around a lacquered steel case cartridge. Lacquered steel cased ammunition is much less expensive to manufacture and that has always been the model for Russian arms; make as many as you can, at the lowest cost, thereby equipping as many soldiers as possible. In the USA we like to shoot steel-cased ammo because it gives us more bang for the buck. When it…
Urban Defense Course; more than just Marksmanship
Think about that for a moment. When is the last time you attended a firearms training program that encouraged you to problem solve or think as opposed to simply performing as are told or reacting to a predetermined stimulus. In the real world there will be no line coach or instructor to tell you when to start or stop firing your gun.