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DOUBLE-DEUCE DRILLS | Real-Deal Rimfire Training

    I have used subcaliber training to very good effect over the years. However, my approach was best summed up as using the reduced cost of .22 Long Rifle to allow a blunt-force smashing of maximum reps of key skills. When the ammo drought set in, I went into conservation mode, finding it more advantageous to train limited numbers of reps with real-deal weapons and ammo. As I lucked out and scored some rimfire [...]

By |February 2nd, 2021|

Safe Practice Almost Anywhere?

By |October 26th, 2015|

SIRT-anily! Live fire training costs time and money, and it’s the curse of being a police firearms instructor. The bean-counters looking over your shoulder have to consider things like the travel time to and from the range for each officer “on the clock.” Recent “ammo droughts” have cut live-fire time [...]

Gone In A Blink

By |November 11th, 2014|

The online edition of American Handgunner (www.americanhandgunner.com) had a reader question in response to an earlier column on tips for fast and accurate shooting. I posted an answer online but felt the topic important enough to address in a column. “The latest Better Shooting column talks about the importance on [...]

Practice Actually Works

By |October 29th, 2014|

“You see, this has got to be learned; there isn’t any getting around it.” Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi Don’t you just hate those old-timers who go around muttering, “Things ain’t like they used to be.” I always did, and still do, even when I’m the one doing it. [...]

Trigger Talk

By |October 23rd, 2014|

To show how various factors influence trigger pull quality, I thought it might be useful to follow the process in reverse — we’ll start with the firing pin. The primer must be struck both fast and hard. The firing pin can be pinned directly to the hammer, it can be [...]

Triggers: Two Or One?

By |February 6th, 2012|

As a firearms instructor I’m intrigued by the handguns students choose. Under the premise the selection is based on the student’s personal skills, which is sometimes questionable, I think some select a gun because it’s cool or the chicks dig it factor. Yet another, and probably the poorest reason for [...]

Sniper Rifle Accuracy

By |June 10th, 2011|

Just How Much Is Enough? Over the past few decades, law enforcement has been subjected to a barrage of input on sniping, counter sniping or precision rifle — pick your term. Much of this is due to the massive interest in the military applications of snipers. Unfortunately, a police application [...]

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