The man grabbing his weapon while grabbing his sons arm to push him away

Family Defensive Strategies: For the Armed Individual

This article addresses tactics and techniques that will serve the armed person during a situation where they may have to use their gun while with friends or family members. I write this in the wake of numerous active-shooter incidents, including the Colorado movie theater shooting that killed 12 and injured 58, and the Sandy Hook… Read more »

Author has completed his scan process and is reloading shotgun with same number of rounds fired during the drill. Keeping a shotgun fed is a key consideration in a defensive shooting. You do not want to run out of ammunition, especially if you don't carry a handgun to transition to!

Fighting with a Home Defense Shotgun

Shotguns are incredibly versatile weapons that can be used very successfully as self-defense tools. I am often asked about using a shotgun for home defense, probably due to the fact that the majority of the population owns one for hunting purposes. This article will address using a shotgun for self-defense purposes, including my preferred set-up,… Read more »

Striking with significant enough effect can create the distance and time to draw the gun.

Getting the Gun Into the Fight: Quick Draw Handgun Techniques

A fellow instructor and I were recently discussing techniques surrounding the draw process. The epicenter of the discussion was what position the support hand should be in during the draw process. The other instructor argued for the support hand to be in a higher, more “combative” position, which allows the hand to be used to… Read more »

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Survival Rifle-Shooting Techniques: Operating a Rifle With One Hand

I’m an avid believer in practicing skills that might be considered extreme, such as one-handed survival shooting skills. With all the high-quality training available today, it’s common to find instructors teaching one-handed manipulations with a handgun. But one-handed manipulations with a rifle are an often-overlooked skill that should be addressed, especially for those who may… Read more »