• Dry Fire Practice
    5:37

    Mike Hughes of Next Level Training is on the move in this video, presenting some of his favorite drills that can be done as dry fire practice: acceleration and deceleration drills. The basic concept is to get the body moving and then slow the body down so it is ready to shoot. Natural Motions In…

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  • Recognition Drills for Carrying Multiple Guns
    6:14

    If you carry more than one type of gun for personal defense or keep more than one type of firearm staged around your home, training to recognize which gun is in your hand is important. This drill gives you a way to safely train to recognize which gun is in your hand at any given…

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  • Advanced FitShot Exercise: Rifle Burpee
    2:27

    The Rifle Burpee is a great full body exercise that works our core, arms and chest as well allowing us to integrate our rifle into our workouts. To safely complete the Rifle Burpee, you need to make sure that you maneuver your hands to the be out from underneath the rifle during the push-up.

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  • 6:29

    Dynamic deviation control means not holding the gun totally still but holding it still enough and pressing the trigger as smoothly and rapidly as possible to get the hit you need. Holding the Gun Still Many traditional target shooting and marksmanship principles are designed to help you hold the gun as still as possible throughout…

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  • Closed Pinch Grip Training
    7:50

    Peak-performance coach Mike Gillette examines the closed pinch grip — when the fingers are alongside one another and all pointing in the same direction. For training this grip, Mike has set up a simple apparatus, on which timed holds are done emphasizing the thumb pressure that facilitates a secure pinch grip. See other videos in…

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  • Improvised Laser Training
    3:11

    Rob Pincus discusses the opportunity you have to train with a laser device with nothing more than improvised targets and some creativity when you can’t get to the range or find ammunition. “Training” doesn’t always have to mean live-fire “shooting.”

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  • Problem Solving on the Range with Handgun Shooting Drills: Balance of Speed & Precision
    8:45

    Rob Pincus and Deryck Poole work with a student on the range to improve his ability to adjust his Balance of Speed & Precision to the target size and distance while in the middle of any handgun shooting drills. Too often, students get conditioned to fire at one particular pace. See other videos in our…

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  • Learn Extremity Anatomy for Self-Defense
    4:42

    The hands and wrists are made up of very small bones and joints that are mobile and can be moved in many different ways. Peak-Performance Coach Mike Gillette advises that the first thing to understand is the range of motion the joints have, so you can maintain stability no matter how they move in a…

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  • Importance of Extremity Strength Development
    3:08

    Peak Performance Coach Mike Gillette talks about how important extremity strength development is to improve all personal defense skills. While core strength development is often promoted, having strong fingers, hands, wrists and forearms is vital to us defensively in numerous ways, including being able to punch more effectively, hold weapons and tools more efficiently and…

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