Archive for the ‘Learning’ Category

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. ( and 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 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 ...

Damsel in Distress

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

About a month ago on I described a scenario I've run in Force on Force scenarios many times: I used to run a pretty straightforward FOF scenario in which the student was standing around minding his own business when a couple walked around the corner. First the guy started calling ...

Minor Progress

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Finally, after multiple repeated failures, I managed to squeak out an Advanced score on the F.A.S.T. yesterday at the NRA Headquarters Range. I shot three runs at the end of a short practice sessions: 7.32 (clean / 2.39, .60 / 3.29 / .36, .37, .31) 7.01 (clean / 2.28, .63 / 2.87 / .42, .35, .36) 6.62 (clean ...

Ballistic Radio Tonight!

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

I'll be on Ballistic Radio tonight at 7pm. The topic of discussion will be what it's like losing your shooting ability and what it's like trying to get it back. Should be a barrel of laughs! Listen in or check out the podcast once it's up on the 'net. Train hard & ...

Heirloom at 2,000

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

It took more than a month to get there, but the Jason Burton Heirloom Precision 9mm Commander broke the 2,000 round mark on Wednesday. A detailed description of the gun part by part is in the works along with plenty of new photos. Thanks as always to the Heirloom Project ...

Fighting Smarter by Tom Givens

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Fighting Smarter: A Practical Guide for Surviving Violent Confrontations by well known instructor Tom Givens has now been released in a new, updated 3rd Edition available from Amazon. While students often judge instructors based on the number of gun battles the instructor has been in, it seems obvious that a better measure ...

All or Nothing: The Press-Out

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

As anyone who has followed me here or on 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 ...

Accuracy Matters

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

The Burton 9mm Commander averaged 1.507" five shot groups from a foam rest at 25yd. Ammunition is Federal 124gr +p HST. This is the best of the groups at 0.776 inches. Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

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 and on Ballistic Radio's FaceBook page. And like so many internet discussions it seems to devolve into an all or nothing binary only ...