What does drumming have to do with defensive use of a pistol? That is a good question, and on its surface, the answer is perhaps nothing. However, I made a connection one day while playing drums in the studio. I acknowledged the muscle power in my drumstick grip, and why. This realization in turn helped me to recognize the biomechanical lock and bone support in my shooting grip and what it does for my ability to apply skill in context.
When members of the public choose to invest their time, effort, and energy to attend training, they usually research the instructor and/or the class. They give due diligence, prepare, and possibly have some expectations of the results the training will produce. Eventually they enter into a contract with the instructor. That contract is spoken or
I like to participate in shooting competitions, as do a lot of shooters who own and carry guns for personal defense but are also shooting hobbyists. As I’ve written before, I believe that competitions are great ways to meet other shooters and have a good time shooting your gun. They also help you fine tune
If we decide to take on the responsibility of being our family’s first responder, a serious training regimen becomes a necessity; a lifestyle choice. Considering how the brain retains information, the body masters skills, and the fact that time, budget, day jobs, and environmental factors are difficult to negotiate, a well-balanced diet of training can
As a student of self-defense, I have taken literally hundreds of hours of self-defense training courses spanning the broad spectrum of self-defense learning. Unarmed courses, armed courses, different types of weapon courses, decision-making courses, driving courses, instructor-level courses, and many more have been part of my quest, if I can borrow a phrase from my
This article covers the reasons you shouldn’t look at your gun while working on it, period. This includes loading, unloading, and clearing malfunctions.
“Gun-free zones” are a part of life for just about everyone I know.
You’ve got a gun? There goes the neighborhood!
Two other areas of focus for those committed to personal defense preparedness: gear upgrades and emergency driving.
Car enthusiasts generally have a relentless pursuit of horsepower. But the pursuit triggers what sports car engineers refer to as the devil’s cycle, where bigger engines make a car heavier, and thus slower, by virtue of power-to-weight ratio. While hobbyists with time and money enjoy the pros and cons of tuning a car for maximal