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LIFE SKILLS | Increase Your Performance By Failing

  How can you increase your shooting performance by failing? Make more mistakes. When in training, most of us try to do our best to either increase or maintain our shooting skills which takes commitment, time on gun, and hard-to-find ammo. It takes even more of the same to reach the consistency desired for on-demand shooting performance. What are three key teach points that can give you the greatest gains with the least amount of [...]

By |January 4th, 2021|

BUILDING A BETTER MOUSETRAP | Handgun Sitting Positions

By |December 17th, 2020|

Long-range handgunning rarely receives much training effort. Consequently shooter’s ability at distance is often pretty erratic. The standard training approach, often thrown in quickly if time allows, is to have the shooter take a knee or go prone. I’ve seen a great many shooters who actually shoot worse from kneeling [...]

LIFE SKILLS | Your Best Defense During Civil Unrest

By |December 8th, 2020|

In today’s world of high-probability sporadic violence, it is important to stay ahead of the action-reaction power curve. Roman Philosopher Seneca (4 BC – AD 65) is credited with saying “The man who has anticipated the coming of troubles takes away their power when they arrive.” The sooner you can [...]

THE GOD SQUAD | Protecting Houses of Worship

By |December 8th, 2020|

Americans are fast learning that churches are particularly vulnerable to the actions of murderous criminal actors. Motivations for those actors may vary, and include robbery, domestic spillover, personal conflict, mental illness, political differences, and religious bias. Interestingly enough, religious bias in the United States has most recently played a relatively [...]

CQB You’re Doing It Wrong

By |November 5th, 2020|

Stacking up, entering a room, to conduct close quarter battle (CQB) is one of the most dangerous tasks a Soldier or law enforcement officer may have to face. Some of the hardest CQB fighting U.S. forces faced, happened during the U.S occupation of Iraq in the mid-2000s from the 1st [...]

Why Are We Still Teaching Choreographed Handcuffing?

By |September 10th, 2020|

By Ralph Mroz Photos Jason Frank It's Time To Rethink The Suspect Hokey Pokey. Back in grandpa’s day, cops grabbed the bad guy, slapped the cuffs on and dispensed with the small talk. Then, sometime in the ’80s I think, someone looked at the stats on officer injuries and noticed [...]

Less Lethal: Talking Advantage Of New Technology

By |September 1st, 2020|

Tools For A Variety Of Situations And Distances. The oldest-known weapon used by man was an impact weapon, be it a bone, rock or tree branch. In this most-simple form, they were used, literally, to beat back early man. Today we have more modern options (we might call them batons), [...]

Phazzer Enforcer

By |September 1st, 2020|

By Ben Douglas Phiscally-Phriendly Conductive Electrical Weapons. Aagh!” was all I could get out as I seized up and fell to the mat. I had “enthusiastically” volunteered to experience a full 5-second TASER cycle back when my department approved them for carry in 2006. Others in my training group managed [...]

Simple Solutions With Lights

By |September 1st, 2020|

By our own data, much of our contact with people is in low, altered or failing light. There’s no question: things like proper sight pictures are under stress while being applied in the dark. Even if we add laser sighting assistance tools to our weapon platforms, the laser systems are [...]


By |September 1st, 2020|

Anyone with anything between their ears except air knows a fight is in the wings over the lawful ownership of firearms. The proposed registration will ultimately (based on history) amount to confiscation. Think about the last time you voted in what are called “free and fair” elections, and see how [...]

Do All Women Need To Be Armed?

By |September 1st, 2020|

You Bet By John McCarthy We need as many armed women as possible.This is fact regardless of whether violent crime against women is rising or in decline. Every woman is a potential victim every day of her life, and when the predator is upon her, any statistical assurances she may [...]

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