Archive for the ‘Teaching’ Category

Reload Reality

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Recently, the importance or lack thereof surrounding reload practice for defensive use has become popular discussion. To me, the point is fairly moot. Do reloads happen often in fights? Statistically no. Sure, you can come up with an outlier story and show that it was a critical need somewhere but you ...

Emerging Threat

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

The world -- and the U.S. in particular -- is changing. There is no denying or arguing this point. The threat likelihood that we, as citizens, face is changing, too. While there are still muggers and rapists and thieves aplenty in our society, this year has seen a rise in organized, ...

Last Man Out

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Students benefit from being put under pressure when shooting. One very common approach is the "man on man" exercise in which two shooters compete against one another. Here's an example of Ernest Langdon and me shooting a drill I call "Action vs Reaction" in West Virginia a couple years ago. Each of ...

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 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 ...

Ernest Langdon F.A.S.T. Video

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

He makes it look so easy! [youtube][/youtube] Beretta PX4-Compact Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

Discomfort vs. Disorder

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Aim Fast, Hit Fast -- the signature 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 ...

Ernest Langdon Awards F.A.S.T. Coin #12

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

John M. of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Bureau earned F.A.S.T. Coin number 12 during a law enforcement class held by Ernest Langdon of Langdon Tactical, Inc. John was using a Beretta 92A1 and shot from his duty tactical gear including a Safariland retention holster. The drill was shot cold (without ...

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 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 ...