Functional Fitness and Shooting

functional fitness

Can I get some love? WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL FITNESS?After over 20 years in the military, I’ve made functional fitness the cornerstone of all my training. But I see many in the military and law enforcement out of shape and even obese. It’s a proven fact that you’re more likely to use excessive force if you’re […]

Law Enforcement Training – What You Need To Know

law enforcement training

Can I get some love? Being a Training Officer in charge of Law Enforcement Training was a duty I truly enjoyed. There were so many factors that made the experience the best I’d ever had in my nearly fourteen years (and still counting) career. I could write non-stop about all the good things, but to […]

How to Pick the Best Carbine for Home Defense

best carbine

Can I get some love? Direct Impingement vs. Short Stroke Piston SystemsOk, folks, here I go. Yup, I am going to open that can of worms to find out what’s the best carbine. First I’ll say that I am a fan of both operating systems and both will work well as long as you purchase […]

The Secret to Shooting Like a Navy SEAL

Secret to shooting like a navy seal

Ever wish you could shoot a gun like a Navy SEAL? I can tell you the “Secret” of how we do it…but then I’d have to kill you. For those of you who have read my book, you already know the secret, for the rest of you here it is…there is no “secret”, it all boils down to dry fire practice; and lots of it. Dry fire is the generic term for practicing weapons manipulation with an unloaded gun. Like many seem to believe, it does not just mean pulling the trigger. I can teach a monkey to pull a trigger (though he might slap the hell out of it). Dry fire training involves everything you do with that weapon, from the basic fundamentals to shooting on the move.

Learn How to Draw a Pistol in 4 Easy Steps

how to draw a pistol

Can I get some love? Knowing how to draw a pistol from a holster is like any other skill when it comes to shooting — it’s perishable. Meaning if you don’t incorporate properly drawing your weapon into your training regimen, you’re giving the tactical shooting advantage to your adversary.Whether it’s drawing your firearm against an […]

Proper Breathing Technique – To Breathe, or Not to Breathe?

proper breathing

Can I get some love? Proper BreathingSomething we’ve all been taught, if we were taught the correct way to shoot, was utilizing the seven fundamentals of shooting. For a refresher on those fundamentals or what we like to call “habits,” check out Chris’ all encompassing article titled “7 Habits of Highly Effective Shooters.” He later […]

Tactical Gear – Too Much of a Good Thing?

tactical gear

Can I get some love? Is it just me, or do you sometimes lie awake at night wondering how much equipment is too much on your kit? I know some of you out there are saying, “I can’t believe this guy is actually writing about something so insignificant!” And I can understand why some of you […]

Navy SEAL Firearms: My Top 5 Favorite Weapons

Navy SEAL firearms

Can I get some love? I recently posted a list of my Top Five Must Have Weapons Systems for Navy SEALs. I came up with that list when my good friend and bestselling author of Target America, Scott McEwen asked me for my top five weapons. Since I’m a believer that we are the weapons […]

Pinpoint Shooting Accuracy or Lightning-Fast Speed?

shooting accuracy vs speed

Yes! As the name implies, here at Center Mass Group we teach our students to quickly find the biggest target available at that moment, set their sights on the center of it and fire for effect. But with that we also need to constantly remind our shooters, “You can’t miss fast enough.” That means for instance that if you decide you’re going to slap the trigger like it owes you money because it’s faster; you’re going to (quickly) throw your rounds all around the guy shooting at you, hoping that he doesn’t have the discipline to slowly press back on his trigger with you in his sights. Let’s see…if I slap the trigger fast 10 times, 1 round is bound to hit him!

How to Win a Gunfight

how to win a gunfight

Here’s an old FBI training video from the 60’s. It’s about 14 minutes long and talks about training techniques as well as using cover and the effects of ricochets. It’s interesting to see what techniques were used back then and what ones still apply today.

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