Archive for the ‘Teaching’ Category

Last Man Out

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Students benefit from being put under pressure when shooting. One very common approach is the "man on man" exercise in which two shooters compete against one another. Here's an example of Ernest Langdon and me shooting a drill I call "Action vs Reaction" in West Virginia a couple years ago. Each of ...

Negative Taping

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

    I want to be accountable for my hits when I'm practicing. That means every time I pull the trigger, I want to know whether I hit, missed by a little bit, or missed by a lot. But from both a time and target/paster resource standpoint I don't want to be putting ...

The Q-PT and 30 Drills

Friday, August 21st, 2015

The Q-PT target sold by National Target Company was obviously designed with Aim Fast Hit Fast and Aim Fast Hit Small classes in mind. My goal was to have a single target that could accommodate all the different drills that would be used in class. The target has a number of different ...

Ernest Langdon F.A.S.T. Video

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

He makes it look so easy! [youtube][/youtube] Beretta PX4-Compact Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

Discomfort vs. Disorder

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Aim Fast, Hit Fast -- the signature shooting course -- was adapted (one might even say "blatantly stolen outright") from Rich Verdi's excellent Out of Your Comfort Zone class. Rich's program was based on pushing students to go past self-imposed limitations and push themselves to levels they didn't realize they ...

Ernest Langdon Awards F.A.S.T. Coin #12

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

John M. of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Bureau earned F.A.S.T. Coin number 12 during a law enforcement class held by Ernest Langdon of Langdon Tactical, Inc. John was using a Beretta 92A1 and shot from his duty tactical gear including a Safariland retention holster. The drill was shot cold (without ...

Scared of the Boogeyman

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Recently, a well known instructor announced that he is banning AIWB from his classes. From my point of view -- as someone who has taught a lot of high velocity shooting to people who carry AIWB all the time -- this is silly. It's literally nothing more than fear of the unknown. Following ...

Rangemaster Newsletter May 2015

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Check out this month's Rangemaster Firearms Training Services newsletter for a reprint of the post All or Nothing: Red Dots as well as some excellent articles by Tom Givens, Chuck Haggard, and Craig "Southnarc" Douglas. Tom's "S.M.A.R.T." approach to establishing training goals (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, timely) should be particularly ...

To Infinity, and Beyond!

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Some recent ... let's call them discussions over on my Facebook page have once again reminded me that some people don't understand what training issue really means. All too often it is used as a catch-all to blame anything and everything on the shooter. Had an accident with a gun with a two ...

All or Nothing: Red Dots

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

A never-ending topic of discussion these days is the pistol mounted MRDS (mini red dot sight) that is becoming more popular among shooters. As with so many things, it's yet another "All or Nothing," with too many people believing they're best or worst under all circumstances for all shooters. And ...