• 5:02

    Using two different-sized handguns — a full size and a compact — for demonstration, Mandy Autrey of Gunlady Defensive Firearms Training shows an efficient and effective method for racking the slide on a handgun. Improper Techniques Many people come to Mandy and say they don’t have the hand strength to rack the slide. The reason

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  • 1:55

    We always want to train realistically, and we need the right gear to do that, including magazines. Springfield Armory is going to make that possible: When you purchase a select sub-compact handgun in Springfield’s XD line, they’ll give you three extra magazines free. Eligible Products and Details Buy any one of these handguns designed for

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  • Pistol Shooting Drills: The Rhythm Drill
    6:11

    Chris Collins of ATAP Training is on the range to demonstrate the rhythm drill, one of many pistol shooting drills for speed and accuracy. After getting a few hits on target, find the rhythm with the trigger to continue getting consistent hits. In this way, you can shoot faster by applying the same fundamentals. See

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  • Separating Live Fire and Dry Fire Training for Safety
    3:16

    Rob Pincus talks about the necessity of separating your live fire training from dry fire training to avoid a tragic accident. When people switch back and forth between the two without a specific procedure, they run an unreasonable risk of pulling the trigger on a live gun when they did not intend to. See other

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  • Introduction to Fit-Shot Concept
    9:51

    Rob Pincus discusses a training implementation called FitShot, which combines the exhausting workouts of functional fitness with shooting practice.

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  • The Flow Drill Firearm Assessment
    6:20

    In the Combat Focus Shooting Advanced Pistol Handling Course, the Flow Drill is used as a firearm assessment tool to see how students put together the skills they have learned in isolation. Paul Carlson of Safety Solutions Academy presents this drill, which requires students to move back and forth among unorthodox shooting positions while still

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  • 8:15

    The objective with dry-fire training is to do it in short increments throughout the day. Distributed learning works orders of magnitude better for motor neuron learning than block learning. Mike Hughes of Next Level Training shows how he grabs short blocks of time while at work or at home and does his dry-fire practice. Safety

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  • Kettlebell Workout for Defensive Fitness
    4:09

    Kettlebells have been a standard fitness tool in Eastern Europe for a long time, but have only become popular in the US over the last decade or so. Kettlebells have some unique features that make them outstanding tools for those interested in defensive fitness, because they give you an opportunity to work your entire body,

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  • Fundamental FitShot Exercise: Push-Up Technique
    3:11

    FitShot™ is a program designed to promote fitness in the shooting community. FitShot™ exercises are not meant to be “defensive shooting training.” The push-up can be done slowly or quickly, and with the feet or knees on the ground. After the push-up is completed, a shot is taken, then the process repeated.

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