Recently I’ve had several people ask me if I had a recommended reading list. Although books and the power I believe they can hold have always been important to me, I’ve never really stopped to think about the ones that have had the greatest impact on me and in a sense, made me who I am.
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. […]
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) […]
Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Share0 Pin0 I had the honor to be interviewed by Ox and Pat at Liberty Mastermind Podcast. Find out the reason why I joined the US Navy, what made me decide to retire and how I’m still applying the lessons I learned as a Navy SEAL in my online business. Click […]
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?
As a Navy SEAL I learned that there is no such thing as good enough and as SEAL Sniper I learned close enough is enough to get someone killed. Everything we did in training and on missions was done with the goal of perfection – anything less and we went back to the drawing board and figured out a way to go from good to great to ensure we were better than the enemy. When it comes to firearms training, if you want to be a truly great shooter, you too need to seek perfection in every aspect of your training program. Because unlike leisure endeavors’, shooting is literally either hit or miss. There is no, close enough when it comes to taking low percentage shots in a high-stress environment. This means not only a strong foundation in the shooting fundamentals, but performing the fundamentals exceedingly well – it takes Virtuosity.
Can I get some love? I had the honor to sit down with Ryan Michler, founder of Order of Man, and discuss the lessons I learned as a Navy SEAL that has helped me become a bestselling author, successful entrepreneur and (most importantly) a father to two amazing young men. If you’ve never had the […]
Can I get some love? As a firearms training guru and ferocious reader, I had been asked by so many people what books I recommended, that two years ago I released my first recommended reading list.Since that time, I have consumed hundreds of books (not all good), which have helped shape my life, family, health […]