training handguns

Pistol Reloads, Blue Guns, and Brain Function

Editor’s Note: Repeated student errors in defensive handgun classes sent the author on a mission to understand why these mistakes were happening, and what we can learn from them about reloading pistols. Not long ago, I saw a post in an online firearms forum (Best advice, all too often: “Never read the comments!”) and followed… Read more »

Safe, reliable pistols without manual safeties abound. One less thing to go wrong! Photo: author

Controlling the Variables

I’m not the most detail-oriented or scientifically inclined guy in the world. For proof, just look through the archives here at the Personal Defense Network and read how I usually test guns! Be that as it may, it was recently pointed out that I’ve been teaching an ever-evolving form of concealed carry training in Ohio,… Read more »

Reloading a Revolver

Reloading a Revolver

Although I still teach a lot of classes at Black Wing Shooting Center in Delaware, Ohio, my role has evolved to include planning and administration of our training programs, as well as executing those plans. Consequently, I have become more interested in things such as instructor development and the standardization of procedures and techniques. Among… Read more »

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Defensive Detour: Coping With Limited Mobility

Life throws us the occasional curveball. Circumstances beyond our control can compel us to change the way we do things, and these changes can manifest themselves in any aspect of our day-to-day activities, including our self-defense strategies.My family and I recently encountered one of these curveballs. Although it was a relatively minor and temporary situation,… Read more »