Can I get some love? Having trained law enforcement units for nearly 20 years, my training philosophy is more than just “training.” It’s also about maintaining and advancing your perishable skills. Perishable skills are those skills that depreciate in effectiveness over time if they are not practiced. Basically anything you do that requires hands-on activity […]
Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Pin0 Share0 I had the chance to sit down with the After Action Project team; Jeremy, Andy and Judson along with Hutch, a New Rules team member. We discussed what the New Rules of Marksmanship is about and who is it for. Hutch and Andy (also a New Rules team member) […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
I’ve been shooting for the majority of my life and one thing I’ve heard everywhere I go is the importance of trigger control. It’s a delicate control…Don’t Pull it! You need to Press it…No…it needs to be constant Pressure…No, No, No…You need to Caress it and whisper sweet nothings to it so it will move straight to the rear.
One of the most important skills to learn for any “non-range” shooting situation is how to shoot with both eyes open. You want to take in as much visual information as possible. If you look like Cyclops when you shoot, these simple drills will having you quickly seeing just one sight post while also seeing the whole battlefield.
One of the most neglected areas I see in any of the combat arts is mental conditioning. Normally when most people think about mental conditioning, they think of a good combat mindset. And having a solid combat mindset is vital and possibly the most important tool for you to have if you plan on defeating your enemies. But there are other mental conditioning skills you can use to increase your odds of hitting your threats under stress and living to tell the tale.
Well, the easy answer is to pull the trigger faster! And unfortunately, that’s what most “instructors” (please check background) will teach. Sure they’ll make stuff up about manipulating the trigger a certain way or having a better grip…so basically you’re saying…do better…to shoot faster?
OK, I’ll admit it. Convincing you that dry fire is more effective than going to the range is a tall order. How in the world could NOT firing a gun make you a better shooter? Well, I’m up to the challenge and to do it – I’m not even going to talk about dry fire!