Archive for the ‘Learning’ Category

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. ...

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 ...

Target Accountability

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

The photo on the left is something we've all seen countless times at the range: one target that has absorbed dozens, sometimes hundreds of rounds without any accountability. While it's fine if you're just out for a day of making noise and empty brass, from a training standpoint it's not ...

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 ...