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Marksmanship For Self-Defense

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Here is the scenario: you are at a gas station late at night, or maybe in a parking garage or downtown parking lot. You see someone running straight for you at full speed. He may be on the run from police, but he wants your car keys and will club you or kill you to get them, whatever it takes. You draw your carry gun but have just seconds to stop the threat.

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Fundamentals Of Firearm Training

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Marksmanship, like any other skill, requires practice, but especially the right kind of practice.  You can throw a football with two hands, but the result won’t be great.  One-handed is the preferred way, but depending on the skill, best practices are not always intuitive. In pistol shooting, there is a standard set of fundamentals: stance, […]

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Choosing the Correct Handgun

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First-time handgun buyers, especially those with little experience, frequently make a mistake with their choice.  They usually don’t know they’ve made a mistake, and they can still learn to shoot, but this mistake often sets them back months or years in their progress toward becoming a skilled marksman.  The mistake is using the wrong criteria […]

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Firearms Training: Setting Goals

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Firearms training, pistol training, and related disciplines are like embracing any other skill; it requires an organized approach, study, and setting both long-term and short-term goals.  For some people, goal setting is a nebulous, “touchy-feely” part of the process, but in fact, it’s a very pragmatic step. If like many people, you are learning to […]

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Reasons You Need Firearms Training

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There are words and ideas that pass right through our brains like truthful reporting zips past the network news. In the shooting world, one of those words is “training.” Lots of respectable people talk about the importance of training. In response, we nod our heads and think “Yes! I need to get some professional training! […]

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