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Perishable Skills

Whether you are learning how to speak a new language, or play a musical instrument, the more you train the greater your familiarity. The same applies to...
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Getting Your...

If you have not seen the movie Cool Hand Luke, tear a corner off your Superman or Wonder Woman card. The old Captain is counseling inmate Luke about his...
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Good Intel

Quality intelligence or “good intel” is developed by a three-part process referred to by the experts as collection, analysis and application.
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“Duck Hunters,...

The mallards took a quick look at the spread and kept on booking. They were high in the sky with the afterburners on. Maybe they were en route to...
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Stairway to...

In a nutshell, performance is one of three stairsteps leading to optimal consistency in both competitive and defensive shooting.
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Diagnosing...

When the quality of your shooting drops off, a process of elimination may show what needs correction.
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Intro To Long Range With...

Take a short look at a class about long-range shooting. Nic Lenze gives a brief overview of his time attending a two-day Intro To Long Range course with...
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Thoughts on PC

A pocket cannon is a defensive handgun most people wouldn’t carry to start with because it is “too big.”
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Pistol Or Rifle

Take a moment to think back on all your previous firearms training. Chances are when you train and practice, it’s with either the pistol or the rifle.
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The Double Tap

The issue at hand: Are the drills we practice really helpful or in fact, might they be harmful? Do we truly understand where they came from and what their...
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Run In The Forest, Run!

How best to protect the average runner/jogger while going about the business of pounding the earth flat one step at a time. The other slight tactical...
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Are You Covered?

When it comes to fighting, no matter who you are, victory depends on movement, communication, shooting as necessary, and whenever possible, using cover.
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Forever Armed

Weaponry is in the eye of the beholder. The ability to recognize and apply practical, functional improvised weapons can ensure that you always have a...
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Ready ... Or Not?

What is the proper position of your gun if a threat is near?
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Dry-Practice

Whether you have a firearm for self-defense or carry a weapon professionally, the best way to develop and hone your fighting skills is with dry-practice.
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Steve Tarani teaches Professional Protection Live Fire class
Professional Protection...

Today, GUNS Magazine Editor Brent Wheat attends Steve Tarani's Professional Protection Live Fire training course. This course looks like it's meant only for...
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Martial Cane Concepts

You don’t need anything special to defend yourself effectively. The MCC System is designed to work with all styles of canes and is not specific to any...
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Point Shooting: The Untold...

All the sighted-fire pundits out there are conditioned to grunt, roll their eyes, and dismiss point shooting as nothing more than spray-and-pray, un-aimed...
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Observe Orient Decide and Act

The ultimate goal of the training we do and the skills we perform is to be able to do them without thought. The military and many police departments use the...
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how to stop a mass shooter
How To Stop A Mass...

We can learn a lot from the actions of the heroic young man who stopped a bad guy with a gun at an Indiana mall. The Gun Cranks discuss these lessons and...
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THE CROSS-DOMINANT EYES

Switching to the non-dominant hand is an old tradition. The fact is, though, technique can be easily altered to correct this problem.
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Trigger Control

Acquiring “good enough” skill with a rifle, at least adequate for big-game hunting at moderate ranges, is actually not terribly hard.
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When One Is Enough

Probably training to shoot the handgun one handed with either hand in case of injury is wise.
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Stop Attaching So Much Stuff!

Our sermon of the month is simple: Know when to stop hanging crap off your gun!
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Combat Marksmanship Vs....

What is Combat or Range Marksmanship? Actually I do not think there is a difference in the two as far as the end result, which is, of course being to hit...
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Guns And Reliability

While factors such as weight, accuracy, ammunition availability and cost all factor into the selection of a defensive firearm, reliability is always a prime...
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SA-35 And The Mozambique Drill

The Mozambican War for Independence formally ended with the Lusaka Accord signed in 1974. This pitiless fight technically began back in 1498 when the first...
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Guns And Reliability

While factors such as weight, accuracy, ammunition availability and cost all factor into the selection of a defensive firearm, reliability is always a prime...
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Stress Inoculation

Stress inoculation is when ever-increasing levels of stress are added to training scenarios to prepare the mind to succeed in real-world situations you...
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Being Salty — With a Smile

Being a cop provides you with a front row seat to the greatest show on earth.
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Running The Rifle-Caliber...

Combining rifle-grade power with handgun-sized portability, these testosterone-laden pistols are either the best or worst of both worlds.
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What's The C.A.R. System?

If you’ve not heard about the C.A.R. (Center Axis Relock) System, it’s because it had limited exposure in the U.S., taught to police departments and...
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Gunsite Academy

When it comes to training, the top of my list is Gunsite.
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Getting shot

Whenever your workday involves evaluation by two trauma surgeons, you probably should have stayed in bed. Let me explain.
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Shootout: Bolt Vs. Semi

Most of us have come of age with the AR and with modern carbine doctrine teaching the use of the rifle in place of a pistol since it provides a higher hit...
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What is Natural Point of Aim?

Natural point of aim, NPA for short, lies at the center of all marksmanship teaching — or should.
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