Self-Defense Training vs. Competitive Shooting

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Does competitive shooting teach gun owners inappropriate self-defense gunfighting skills and instill dangerous habits? Entering the fray: Jeff Gurwitch . The Army Special Forces vet is a kick-ass competitor at USPA matches. You can't...

Shooting Instructors (So to Speak): Jeff Cooper vs. Massad Ayoob

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGYttXa0d1k Most of us have seen the YouTube videos of "shooting instructors" doing questionable and dangerous things. What sane person would take a class with the guy who advocates running at his assailant...

Apocalypse When?

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I love a good “end of the world” story. The Road Warrior is my all-time favorite action movie. Lucifer’s Hammer,  The Stand and Earth Abides are amongst my favorite books. What’s not to like? ...

How to Draw, Shoot and Reload with an Injured Gun Hand

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaEPQ_tZbiA This is not the way to draw, shoot and reload a semi-automatic handgun with an injured gun hand. It's a way. If your holster is further around on your body, you'll need to reach...

Question of the Day: Why Would You Pocket an Empty(ish) Magazine?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAHr248LPuY Seriously. Wouldn't it better to drop it like it's hot? Or do you really need to hang onto that unknown number of "extra" bullets for another tactical reload? Remembering that most shooters in a...

Next Time, Let Someone Else Load Your Snap Caps

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDYvTiQH0SY

Question of the Day: How Fast Do You Shoot When You Practice?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peW_doS4GD0 It's easy enough to shoot well when you shoot slowly. Depending on the distance, a competent shooter should be able to put a few bullets through the same hole, or at least group them...

IDPA: Because Bad Guys Don’t Stand Still.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8nzuNv2Qz0 Imagine this scenario. You hear a noise in your house. You've been to the range. You're used to shooting at targets, and you're pretty good at between 7 and 25 feet. You grab your...

Meggitt Training Systems Part II – Road Range

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBp0h0xFJ8Y I’ve always been fascinated with trailers. Not the kind that tornados always seem to favor or the sort that supplies a steady stream of guests to the Jerry Springer show. I’m talking about the secret agent-like...

Meggitt Training Systems Part I – SHOTT House

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATKF-0whQ1w Commenting on a previous TTAG piece about confronting intruders in your home, reader MikeD shed some light on the immensely dangerous activity of clearing a building: I work out with a large portion of my...

Zen and the Brain Chemistry of Hitting A Target With A Bullet

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Discover Magazine's recent article "The Brain Why Athletes Are Geniuses" reinforces what I've heard before: great athletes are body geniuses. "Even a sport as seemingly straightforward as pistol shooting is surprisingly complex," author...

Double-Taps, Demystified.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wbg2s2bfjhw You gotta love that InterWeb thingy that Al Gore invented, just before he decided to go all Pogo on us and save the planet from ourselves. ("We have met the enemy, and he is...