Why We Train

“If (God forbid) you ever get into a situation where you have to use your firearm in self-defense, you need to know the issue you’re facing: one or more people of unknown skill level and undetermined will have placed you and your loved ones at deadly peril. They’re actively trying to kill you and they […]

I Call Shotgun: The Rolling Thunder Drill

This July, for the first time ever, TacCon was held in the Pacific Northwest (thus becoming Northwest TacCon). During NW TacCon, Chief Deputy at Oconee County Georgia Sheriff’s Office Lee Weems put a group of us through the Rolling Thunder shotgun drill. The drill is designed to put shooters through the paces of reloads, rapid […]

Get Fit for the Flight

By George Zener The fight-or-flight response is “a physiological reaction that occurs in response to a perceived harmful event, attack, or threat to survival.” The people who are reading this article likely have plenty of training to ready themselves for a fight. Many People of the Gun have spent hundreds of hours sending many thousands […]

Shot Placement: Adrenaline Rush

Stress. It can be categorized by type – distress, eustress, neustress – and classified by hormone – adrenaline, norepinephrine, and cortisol. Some of its effects can be positive, at least in the short-term, while others are overwhelmingly negative. When it comes to the role of stress in hunting one factor rules them all: training. Yes, […]

Do You Know Your Rifle’s Maximum Point-Blank Range? Guns for Beginners

John Farnam writes [via ammmoland.com]: Conversations with “precision riflemen” often get into tedious, esoteric mathematical realms, and usually very quickly. Many factors influence the bullet during the brief fraction of a second (sometimes longer) while it is in free-flight between when it departs the muzzle and the point of ultimate impact (exterior ballistics), but the two […]

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