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.
Brain Sabol discusses the importance of defensive firearms training for a 360 degree world, even on a typical square range. Brian offers some ideas for how you can train more realistically even when your live-fire options don’t include 360 degrees.Watch Now >>
Rob Pincus and Deryck Poole work with a student on the range to refine his shooting position. Whenever you are training for defensive shooting, you should try to maintain a natural and neutral stance with your feet about equidistant from the target and your weight forward. Related videos: Problem Solving on the Range: Realistic Engagement…Watch Now >>
Trigger Guard Devices are seen by some who carry in the appendix position as a minimalist great carry option. The Vanguard II is the most evolved design of this type and offers some very specific features including: a belt loop that holds the gun in a constant position and a fin which protrudes from the…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 >>