Archive for the ‘Teaching’ Category

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 ...

All or Nothing: Unsighted Fire

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Hackathorn's Law: under stress you won't try to do anything you're not confident you can accomplish. Lately I've seen quite a few discussion about sighted vs. unsighted fire both at pistol-forum.com and on Ballistic Radio's FaceBook page. And like so many internet discussions it seems to devolve into an all or nothing binary only ...

One Size Does Not Fit All

Friday, December 26th, 2014

After being offline for so long this year, I'd forgotten just how often people insist that there is only One Way when it comes to shooting. It's not the guy who says "this pistol works best for me" that bothers me. It's the guy who insists it will work best for everyone if ...

LE UOF & TV vs FOF

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

My family consists of pretty well educated, intelligent, and fair-minded people. Nonetheless, recent events regarding law enforcement use of force (UOF) -- Ferguson, NYC, etc. -- have thrown into stark relief just how much their ideas of right & wrong, reasonable & unreasonable are based on fictional television events rather ...