Archive for the ‘Learning’ Category

Jason Burton 9mm Commander

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

Many people have asked for specific information on the 9mm Commander that Jason Burton of Heirloom Precision built for me. Mostly all I can tell you is that the gun was intended from day one to be built from the ground up as an ideal appendix carry (AIWB) pistol and that ...

Unthinkable

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

We have all heard the saying: "If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail." While attending classes that focus on handgun skills are both helpful and enjoyable, it sometimes leads to people thinking every problem can be solved with a hammer (pistol). Two well known instructors, Greg ...

Honesty: How Good Am I?

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

I've said for years, 95% of shooters think they're in the top 5%. They're not honest with themselves and fall into a spiral of self-congratulatory behavior for being mediocre while pretending it's excellence. I've realized recently that I fall into that same category. I've spent much of the past year telling myself that ...

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 pistol-training.com 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 ...

Gear Changes: INFORCE APL

Friday, August 7th, 2015

For many years, my favored low-light technique was simply using a flashlight in my left hand while holding the gun in my right. I had very good SHO speed and accuracy. Now that it's diminished so much, the idea of mounting a light on my pistol so I can run it ...

Practice: One Perspective

Monday, July 27th, 2015

In line with the discussion about the difference between the comfort zone and the danger zone in training, these last few months have given me a lot of time to think about what and how to practice. After almost a year and a half off from serious shooting and a couple ...

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 ...

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 ...

Glock Trigger Pull Experiments

Monday, April 27th, 2015

I'm currently breaking in two Glock gen4 19s. One will eventually become my everyday carry pistol. The other will serve as my primary training gun. Because of the issues with my arm/grip/finger strength, I am making a lot of compromises regarding trigger pull weight that I wouldn't have in the past. ...