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What Is Holding You Back?

what is holding you back

What Is Holding You Back? Tips from a Navy Seal on becoming a better, more confident shooterOne of the most frequently asked questions I get is: How can I gain confidence in myself?Confidence is like a muscle, if you work it, it’s going to grow. And becoming a more confident person is easy if you […]

Why Choose Dry Fire Training

why choose dry fire

dry fire training (v)- the practice of “firing” a firearm without ammunition or practicing the manipulation of a firearm I know most of you are just like me and want to get better at shooting, but don’t have the time or resources needed to improve or maintain this critical skill. When I was in the […]

Learn Like a Warrior [Video]

learn like a warrior

When I retired from the Navy and starting using my skills to teach civilians the transition was much harder than I expected. It took some time for me to understand that I couldn’t keep teaching the way I had in the service because I was no longer teaching warriors who were primed for learning. I […]

The Five Stages of Skill Development

5 Stages of Skill Development

I spend a lot of time talking about learning and skill development as it relates to shooting, but the stages of skill development can be applied to any area of your life. As you read through the five stages below, think of an area of development in your life and determine which of the five […]

Top Eleven Bad Habits of Shooters

In my experience, people have often acquired a number of bad habits that make them bad shooters. The list below explains the top 11 bad habits I’ve seen in my 25+ years of training everyone from US Navy SEALs to new shooters. If you’ve found yourself engaging in any of these bad habits, it’s time […]

Open-Eyed Shooting Tactics With Chris Sajnog [Podcast]

Jeff Anderson invited me to be the guest speaker of Modern Combat & Survival podcast’s 176th episode. We discussed the importance of using both eyes in a real gunfight. Shooting with your one eye closed will get you or someone else killed in a real life and death situation. You need both eyes to focus […]

The Eyes Have It – the True Meaning of Focus [Podcast]

I had the opportunity to join Barbara Baird of Women’s Outdoor News and Carrie Lightfoot of NRA Women in the 83rd episode of The Woman’s Gun Show. We talked about how to get the best vision possible for shooting. I shared some amazing eye exercises that you can do at home to improve your front […]

Developing a Combat Mindset: Color Code of Awareness

combat mindset

THERE ARE 740,000 LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TODAY AND 62,000 OF THEM ARE ASSAULTED EACH YEAR. OF THESE INCIDENTS, 21,000 ARE SERIOUS ENOUGH TO REQUIRE A THREE-DAY HOSPITAL STAY. EVERY 2.5 DAYS ONE IS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY. 228 OFFICERS WERE KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY IN 2001. 68 WERE SHOT TO DEATH. […]

Front Sight Focus, Neural Pathways, Your Biggest Why, and More… [Podcast]

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) shared how the course helped them […]

Functional Fitness and Shooting

functional fitness

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 out of shape for the […]

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