Archive for the ‘Learning’ Category

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 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 ...

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 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 ...

Bill Wilson’s 5×5 Test

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Bill Wilson of Wilson Combat posted another great skill test (the 5x5 Test) at pistol-forum.com last week and it has been added to the pistol-training.com Drills page with his permission. Check it out, give it a try, and post your results! Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

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 ...

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 25th, 2014



Hardware vs Software

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Does hardware or software matter the most, Todd? Yes they do, Other Todd. Yes they do. An accepted truism among shooters is that it's better to use software (skill building) than hardware (changing equipment) to solve problems. And usually, that's true. Beginners in particular are too quick to jump from gun to gun ...

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 ...

Quote of the Day, Smooth & Fast Edition

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

From my friend Jack "Failure2Stop" Leuba in another slow is smooth, smooth is fast discussion on pistol-forum.com: My problem is with the phrase itself with regard to being "fast" in a competitive field. ... I do want to point out that interpersonal conflict with kinetic weapons is a competitive event (before anyone gets ...