I have recently participated in a couple interviews and round table discussions which focused on the validity of using competition shooting to prepare for self-defense shooting. More specifically, if participating in the shooting sports hurts or helps someone who also carries a gun and trains for self-defense. This question seems to be a serious bone of contention between the “Tactical” and “Competition” crowds. DISCLAIMER: I’m not unbiased. As a nationally ranked competitive shooter AND someone who teaches the use of firearms for self-defense all over the world, I’ve given this topic much thought, and I have some opinions.
Continue reading Can Competition Shooters Defend Themselves?
The key to hitting your target is pretty simple, put your sights on target, and pull the trigger in a way that doesn’t disturb your sight picture. Well, it certainly sounds simple. If you’ve ever been shooting you know that in practice this doesn’t always work so simply. It’s certainly something you need to go out and train for. The problem occurs when you don’t know how to train properly.
Today we are going to arm you with the proper means to train and teach you about proper sight alignment and sight picture. We’ll also touch on how to train with these techniques at home.
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Your choice of front and rear sights is important. There are different types designed to address different needs. There are a few things that you cannot compromise on. For example, combat sights should be night sights. Then there are other considerations that are entirely user preference. Today we are going to specifically talk about rear sights, and your rear sight style options.
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Front Sight Focus! If you ever take a defensive pistol glass you’ll hear that phrase over and over. Front sight focus is an easy concept to understand. Is it easy in practice? It can be, with the right sights. Your front sight should be easy to see, and easy to focus on. We can help you there. A front sight with high visibility will make front sight focus more than a concept.
Continue reading Having Trouble Selecting the Perfect Color?
WARNING: Have a professional, licensed gunsmith install the sights. Always use your punch directly on the dovetail, not on the blade (top ortion of the sight).
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5 Concealed Carry Essentials
As a concealed carry instructor, I see a lot of newbies coming in to the concealed carry world. I often see is the same mistakes made repeatedly. A lot of them have to deal with how to carry comfortably. Since I’m seeing these basic mistakes made over and over I figured I could offer our fine readers some basic concealed carry essentials. Continue reading Are You A Concealed Carry Newbie?
Carrying a weapon, concealed or open, means no matter what…you are bringing a gun to a fight. I see a lot of people in my area that open carry, and it’s more or less commonplace enough that we are lucky to have very little issues resulting in confrontation. Continue reading 4 Open Carry Must Do’s
How the wrong sights made all the difference in the world…
The kids are all in bed, and the house is finally quiet. You have a little bit of time now to catch an episode of Bloodline. Okay, probably two episodes; nobody can ever stop at one. Continue reading The Wrong Sights
A lot of people carry concealed every day and simply do not understand the responsibility that comes with carrying a weapon. They understand the fundamentals behind it, I mean they know they have a weapon and most know and respect the rules and regulations associated with carrying. However are you doing it right?
Continue reading 3 Focus Areas for Concealed Carry
With so many advances in the technology of pistols, and so many makes and models flooding the market, it is difficult to always keep focused on the basics, the essentials. It is standard fare for sidearms to be equipped with picatinny rails to mount all sorts of accessories, and many factory firearms are now available Continue reading Night Fision Night Sights: Setting a Higher Standard