Category Archives: Training

Reality: Good Guys Don’t Always Win

There is a very real possibility that a lot of armed citizens take for granted: good guys can lose fights. I meet a lot of people in the gun culture who thump their chests and suggest that simply because they … Continue reading

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Don’t Just Get Licensed, Get TRAINED!

                The most common response I get when I talk to potential students about coming to a Defensive Focus Shooting class is: “I already have my license”. I probably heard it 20 times minimum from people who stopped by my … Continue reading

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My Thoughts on the PRACTICE of Open Carry

The open carry of a handgun by a license holder became legal in Texas as of January 1, 2016. In the anti-gun community, this was met with the usual anticipation of blood in the streets and vigilantism that has yet … Continue reading

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“Whatever Works for You” is BAD Advice

There are far too many instructors in the defensive/tactical training industry who have no ability to backup or defend what they teach. The way you can spot these charlatans is by noticing their inability to answer “why” questions. Instead of … Continue reading

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The 6 Most Annoying Gun Cliches (updated)

Anyone who has been a part of America’s gun culture for a good amount of time has probably heard plenty of clichés at the gun store counter or the local range. With the growth of social media over the past … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Oregon Spree-murder: Always Fight

Once again, mass murder has occurred in the United States. This time, it took place at a small community college in Oregon. Before the bodies of the victims had even been removed from the building, the predictable political talking points … Continue reading

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“Tools for the Toolbox”– Another way to look at the metaphor

One of the most overused cliché’s in the training industry is “another tool for the toolbox” when referring to a tactic or technique and its viability. Usually you hear it when an instructor is trying to explain why they teach … Continue reading

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“Fixing” the Gun Culture’s Training Deficit

I got a great question from a student during the debrief for my one day Defensive Focus Shooting class this past weekend. The question was: how can we fix the training deficit that exists in the gun culture? This question … Continue reading

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Maximizing Your Range Time

If you intend to carry a gun in the public space, it is imperative that you spend time on the range practicing with that gun. Most armed citizens who carry with any frequency understand this. The problem I see as … Continue reading

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Use of Deadly Force in Defense of a 3rd Person: My Analyis of Southlake “Good Samaritan” Story

The interwebs have been buzzing over the past 72 hours with the story of an armed citizen in Southlake, Texas who stopped a brutal assault by calling the police and confronting the attacker with his handgun without having to fire … Continue reading

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