Archive for the ‘Teaching’ Category

Ernest Langdon F.A.S.T. Video

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

He makes it look so easy! [youtube]https://youtu.be/ZGJZRapjzOo[/youtube] www.langdontactical.com Beretta PX4-Compact Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

Discomfort vs. Disorder

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Aim Fast, Hit Fast -- the signature pistol-training.com 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 pistol-training.com 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 ...

Performance Priorities

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

If you're more concerned with your previous best than what you can deliver right now cold on demand, you're doing it wrong. This evening I spent five hours having "dinner" with a very good friend and dedicated active duty military officer who is directly involved in the training of special operations ...

F.A.S.T. Coins & Langdon Tactical

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Langdon Tactical, Inc. (langdontactical.com) and pistol-training.com are excited to announce a new alliance to preserve the F.A.S.T. Coin test into 2015 and beyond. F.A.S.T. Coins have been a staple of pistol-training.com classes and events since 2007, awarded to only the most highly skilled shooters who have been able to prove their on-demand shooting ability by successfully ...

All or Nothing: The Press-Out

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

As anyone who has followed me here or on pistol-forum.com has to know, I'm a big fan of a technique called the press-out. So following up on last week's "All or Nothing: Unsighted Fire" I thought turnabout is fair play and so I'll examine the pros and cons of this ...