When developing skills and forming patterns of movement, the speed at which actions are performed and practiced does not have to match the speed we’ll use when in an actual defensive encounter. Things that we must understand the correct pacing of include recoil management. But for presentation from the holster, we can move more slowly. If our motions are consistent, the speed at which they occur is not as critical because we are still building muscle memory, plus have the opportunity to refine our movements.
Old-school thinking held that if a tourniquet were used on an extremity wound, the injured person would lose that limb. That has been shown to be incorrect, and tourniquets are now in the first-aid kits of medics on battlefields and streets worldwide.Watch Now >>
Instructor Don Edwards discusses and demonstrates the differences between shooting with a bipod and shooting from an improvised rest. Both methods can dramatically increase deviation control, but the improvised rest techniques are much more versatile and universal.Watch Now >>
Student alert! If your defensive firearms instructor is not giving you an integrated system of firearm manipulation techniques but rather a set of unconnected techniques that don't integrate well together, don't reinforce each other, and don't contribute to your efficiency by being consistent with one another, you need to challenge those techniques.Watch Now >>