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Nighttime, Criminals, and Your Concealed Carry Weapon: Protecting Yourself in Low Light Encounters.

When do criminals like to come out? When it’s dark! Many violent crimes and thus, defensive gun uses, occur in low light or no light situations. So how much training and consideration do you put into preparing for a potential low light encounter? First consideration is the most obvious: your sighting system. Can you actually see your sights in low light situations? The answer is likely “no” unless you have night sights. If you do not have night sights, go buy some. Night sights should … [Read more...]

Caliber vs. Shot Placement

9mm versus .45 ACP

Ah, the age old debate. The caliber war. The topic that will drum up page upon page of theory, debate, and “research” on any firearm forum. Which caliber is best? Why is .45 the “man stopper” and 9mm only punches tiny holes? If we spent enough time at the range improving our shooting abilities as we did discussing the perfect caliber we could all be near expert marksmen! Short rant aside, lets dive into this topic in a constructive way. It seems to be general consensus that 9mm and … [Read more...]

Double Tap vs. Controlled Pair

double tap versus controlled pair

What is the difference between a double tap and a controlled pair? Depends who you ask. But if you ask us the difference is skill and understanding. Tell a new shooter to “double tap” a target and guess what happens? They come out of the holster and have sent the first one down range with a wrenching grip on the gun and mash the trigger, under recoil the trigger lets up and they mash the second round off as fast as possible. The fundamentals of shooting have been lost and accuracy is not … [Read more...]

How Important is Accuracy for Concealed Carry?

bullet holes in the target

Let’s face it. Civilian firearm uses will likely occur at “bad breath” distances. When translating this onto the range, this equates to between 5 – 21 feet. With encounters occurring this close, how important is accuracy for both your weapon and your performance? Most research we’ve found states that under stress (in a life or death situation) an individual performs at 50-60% of peak performance capabilities. Let’s put this into real numbers. At 15 feet, you practice drawing form … [Read more...]

How Important is Practicing your Draw?

pistol draw from holster

The draw, also known as weapon presentation, could be the most important aspect of defensive gun use. How often do you practice? When you are at the range do you shoot from a rest? Is your gun already out on the table? Do you do dry draw/weapon presentation drills at home? The draw sets the tone of your performance. It really is quite simple. The draw sets the tone of your performance. Ever had a poor grip on the gun as you came out of the holster? Your shooting was sub-par wasn’t it? … [Read more...]

Regular Dry Practice – Free training!

have a gun

If you speak with any of the highly recognizable individuals in the firearms world, they will tell you that they not only practice on the range, but they also practice thousands and thousands of times with dry repetitions. Do not let ammo prices, fuel costs, and range fees limit your shooting ability and training opportunities! Dry practice is the safe manipulation of an unloaded handgun for training purposes. Remember to always follow the 4 fundamental firearm safety rules: Treat every … [Read more...]

Creating Good Concealed Carry Habits

When at the range, taking courses, or participating in shooting events, what type of holster setup do you use? Strong-side hip? Appendix? Is your holster at the 3 o’clock position or further forward/backward? This quality practice is where we are embedding muscle memory and starting to form our weapon handling habits, so let’s make sure they are good ones! The practice session is over, and you are dressing for work. You slip the 5 shot revolver into the front pocket of your slacks. Your … [Read more...]

Clearing Handgun Malfunctions

out of battery malfunction

Quiz. How do you fix it? There are two main categories of semi-automatic handgun malfunctions. “In Battery” Malfunctions First are “in battery” malfunctions. In battery malfunctions occur when the slide is all the way forward and the gun appears to be ready to fire (the gun is “in battery”). These malfunctions are typically are a result of bad ammunition (failure to fire) or the magazine is not inserted all the way making feeding impossible. When pulling the trigger you will … [Read more...]

Cold weather, Bulky Clothes, BIG guns!

Winter Concealed Carry

The colder months bring with it the joys of wearing warm and cozy clothes. The ability to wear bulkier sweatshirts and jackets also makes it easier to conceal larger carry guns or switch carry styles. This is very convenient as larger guns typically have larger capacity, offer a full grip, and are easier to handle or manipulate. Bulky clothes also reduce worries of your firearm “printing” or showing in public. With all these advantages, come some very serious disadvantages that must be … [Read more...]

Using A Tactical Light To Ward Off Attackers

Today’s video is about the use of tactical flashlights as a defensive tool. Everyone has had the situation where they have gotten up at night to use the restroom, turned the lights on and their night vision is gone. Using a tactical flashlight has the same practical applications. If an assailant is approaching you by simply shining the light towards their eyes and using the strobe feature it can distract them enough to buy time to evade the situation or give you a tactical advantage. You … [Read more...]

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