Everyday Tactical: Situational Awareness

As mentioned in my other articles, the dynamics of a deadly force encounter happen at a blazingly fast pace. We are thrusted into a reactionary role. Thus, our decisions and actions are made and executed mostly instinctively from muscle memory, rather than through calculated decisions based on the clarity of hindsight. The tips I present are intended to help…

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Everyday Tactical: Keeping Your Hands Free

Sometimes the simplest things we do can have a great payoff in the long run. I would like to pass one tip to all of you responsible gun carrying citizens. In a way this concept was ingrained in my mind when I was in Marine Corps Bootcamp. We were trained that, while in uniform, we were not to…

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Isolate the Family and Defend the Room

There are a lot of different philosophies out there about home defense tactics. I don’t feel that any of them paint a full picture of the best course of action for every potential scenario. Since we can’t predict every potential situation we can’t assume that a single response plan is going to work all the…

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The Benefits and Liabilites of Firearm Training

In today’s society, most law abiding citizens do not realize the importance and benefits of being trained to safely use their firearms. When someone thinks of firearm/gun training, they think of training that is meant for police officers and military personnel. People should learn to understand the reason why people in these professions train in multiple disciplines including firearm…

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Personal Defense Pistol Skills: Does Practice Really Make Perfect?

Practice Your Marksmanship Skills Most of us can agree that some skills are perishable, meaning that if you do not practice these skills they will degrade over time. Marksmanship skills undoubtedly fall into this category. So, we have to practice in order to stay sharp. The problem is, ammunition and gun ranges are expensive and sometimes far away.…

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How to Get Kicked Out of The Gun Range

Gun ranges provide a service that is much needed by American gun owners. Particularly for those of us that live in major metro areas the local gun ranges represent our only convenient option to train with our firearms. Sadly, some of the more effective training tactics that we teach our students cannot be practiced at…

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The Top Eight Reasons You Don’t Carry Concealed Every Day

In Mid May of 2015 we started a series of articled designed to address the most common reasons why gun owners don’t carry their legal concealed carry firearms every day. We gathered some input from our past students and our online followers and came up with eight core and common reasons people cite for not…

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How to Establish the Habit of Concealed Carry

This is one part in our series of articles about reasons why those with a concealed carry permit stop carrying concealed. Please visit this introductory post to learn more about this series of articles.   As humans we are naturally creatures of habit. Our mind and body thrives in repetition. Building habits and breaking habits…

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