Jeff Gonzales: How to Move and Shoot

Movement is a topic mostly misunderstood and rarely practiced. As a foundational skill, it should be part of every competent gunman’s skill set. Why is movement so important? Because a moving target is harder to hit than a static one. Movement is life If all you practice is static shooting — drawing and shooting your […]

The Number One Mistake Shooters Make When Training

Over at, former cop Jack Billington reckons he knows the number one mistake shooters make when training for armed self-defense. “It’s not training the way they regularly carry concealed on the street. In other words, when I’m carrying concealed I’m usually wearing jeans and a T-shirt. Unless I’m going to church or doing consulting, I […]

RF/JWT Square Range Call-Out Drill

Most indoor gun ranges ban drawing from concealment. Rapid fire mag dump? Mozambique? Nope. You’re left practicing simple marksmanship. Which is important! But after a while . . . what? This! The COD (Call Out Drill). Draw a combination of letters, numbers or shapes on the back of the target and have a ballistic BFF […]

The Truth About Rifle Optics

John Farnham writes [via]: Last weekend, a student brought an H&K MR762A1 Rifle to my Armed Response to a Terrorist Attack training course last weekend. It’s the commercial version of H&K’s 417, a gas-piston, autoloading, military rifle in 7.62×51 (308) with an “AR profile.” My student fitted his long gun with a 6x ACOG optic (6×48) mounted on the upper […]

NRA Lead Training Program Coordinator: How to Shoot a Moving Target

Brett Simon, NRA Lead Training Program Coordinator writes [via]: If you’ve ever watched competitive shotgun shooters or hunters tracking and hitting their targets, you might think, “wow, they make it look so easy.” Like most things that are made to look effortless, there’s a lot more technique and consideration that goes into shooting moving […]

Jeff Gonzales: Proper Trigger Managment

Most shooting errors are a result of poor to improper trigger management. Each shooter may experience slightly different errors, but they generally fall into three categories: placement, position or movement. Most modern firearms — not 1911’s — use a trigger based on a lever design. Placing your finger lower on the trigger gives you more […]