Why Do Certain Action Pistol Sports Require Shooters To Meet A Power Factor?

Performance in action pistol shooting, especially in United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) competition, is measured by accuracy, power and speed. USPSA handgun matches recognize the difficulty of shooting full power handguns in timed competition so they specify a minimum (Minor) caliber and power level that all competitors must meet. This Minor power factor is […]

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Holster Tips

If you’re carrying a pistol it must be in a holster. This could be a belt holster, ankle, pocket or a holster inside a purse. Regardless of what and where you carry, in order to do it safely it must be secure, inside a holster. Tactical wire reports When the pistol is in the holster […]

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Self Defense Success – It’s All In Your Head

For nearly all of my life, I have been fascinated by the human psyche. In particular, how numerous activities require or employ similar thought processes in order to be successful. After several decades as a flight instructor and hunter education volunteer, patterns have emerged that re-enforce some of my long held beliefs. -(Ammoland.com)-  writes First […]

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The Beginner’s Guide to 3-Gun Competition

Find a Match Getting started in 3-gun can seem intimidating because most of us didn’t grow up running around with an AR-15 in our clutches. It’s alien and fast-moving, and at first all the other participants will be much better at it than you. But if you toss your ego aside and jump in the […]

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10 Rules for Conceal Carry

Outdoor hub writes Humans do many things in a day. Just stop and think about all the tasks you complete on a daily basis; from the time you wipe the drool off your face in the morning, until you put on your Spider-Man pajamas on each night. Most of these tasks are mundane, simple things. […]

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Fixing The “Flail”

One of the most difficult things about learning to shoot a handgun well is the general inability to see yourself, so to speak, “in action.” Certainly the advent of smartphones or GoPro-like cameras helps to some extent. Just take a look at YouTube—or similar sites like these—and you’ll find plenty of shooting content. That’s the good […]

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10-Yard Bullseye Drill

Our 10-yard bullseye drill this month comes from top trainer Larry Vickers of Vickers Tacticalby way of Ken Hackathorn. Vickers likes to emphasize speed and accuracy, and his variation of Hackathorn’s drill uses the NRA 25-yard Timed and Rapid Fire Pistol Target to help make his point. The objective in this drill is to keep all your shots […]

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Rules For A Fast Pistol Or Rifle Reload

Knowing how to efficiently and effectively reload is a crucial part of operating a defensive firearm in a gunfight. How to reload your gun to get it back into the fight: Empty Reload Speed Reload Tactical Reload New York Reload Perfecting Your Reloading You’re rapidly engaging targets with accurate hits. The weapon runs dry, action […]

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Harder, Better, Faster, Straighter

Get out and train… but don’t neglect the fundamentals. Not everyone has the budget or time to travel to a top notch training facility with a seasoned instructor. Those are priceless opportunities, but if you are anything like me, you have a busy life, a family and a budget. I should probably start sticking to […]

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Dry-Fire Drills: Are They Worth It?

Shooting Illustrated Given the hustle and bustle of our daily lives and the fact many of us live quite a ways from a shooting range, we can’t always get in the amount of defensive shooting practice we need. This is one of the reasons dry-fire drills are worth doing. Dry practice is simply practice with […]

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The Secret to Effective Reload Practice

gun digest  It’s tempting to practice your reloads to make them faster. Many in the business will prescribe such things as weighted dummy practice magazines, or real magazines loaded with Snap-Caps or weighted dummy rounds, to practice with. My experience doing this in a competition environment was not altogether successful: While I got really fast at […]

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10 Skills that will keep you ALIVE in a fight

Shooting Illustrated  Mindset Personal security is exactly that—personal. However, as a professional self-defense instructor teaching worldwide, the single most common mindset I run into is “It will never happen to me.” Most people’s outlook on the subject is: “It didn’t happen to me yesterday, it hasn’t happened to me yet today, so it won’t happen to me […]

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