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Learn Like a Warrior [Video]

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Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Pin0 Share0 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 […]

The Five Stages of Skill Development

5 Stages of Skill Development

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Pin0 Share0 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 […]

Top Eleven Bad Habits of Shooters

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Pin0 Share0 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 […]

Open-Eyed Shooting Tactics With Chris Sajnog [Podcast]

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Pin0 Share0 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. […]

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

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Pin0 Share0 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 […]

Developing a Combat Mindset: Color Code of Awareness

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Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Pin0 Share0 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 […]

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

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) […]

Functional Fitness and Shooting

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Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Pin0 Share0 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 […]

Firearms Safety – A Tactic You Can’t Live Without

firearms safety as a tactic

One of the sayings you learn as Navy SEAL is, “If you aint cheatin, you ain’t tryin.” It means that most rules tend to be limiting and if you want to win, you need to learn how to “bend the rules.” But the key here is that I said most rules, not all. Some rules are mandatory no matter how high-speed you are and those rules are the ones written in blood.

Improve Your Grip Strength = Improve Your Shooting

Grip Strength

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.

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