On this page are ideas and tips to help improve your firearms training from handout downloads to videos shown below and lectures on dry fire practice and live on the range. If you have suggestions or want to ask a question use the contact page.
"Appear From Nowhere, is a test to determine "Shoot, Don't Shoot" decision making. Do you see a gun or a camera, a gun or a cell phone, a threat, or a family member wandering around at night?
The scene will give you a count 1, 2, 3. A series of pictures will appear for 1.2 second. Decide if you would shoot immediately by saying outload Yes or No. This test is an easy one, see how you do?
The human ear picks up sounds about 1/3 faster than the eye picks up images. Paying close attention to your hearing when in wait during a home invasion or any other potential danger and listening sharply is a great survival tool.
OpticalSimunitions- tm Training - This video graphically depicts the statistical information on accuracy when individuals are under stress in life and death encounters. Through proper training, this statistic must be improved not only for the people under fire but for innocent bystanders and public safety. If you are a private citizen with a firearm in your home or CCW you must gain adequate skill for the safety of yourself and others. OpticalSimunitions-tm Training is a way to this skill.
This video demonstrates the proper speed reload method. Even though this person uses speed load for a competition the method is the same for a self-defense speed reload. You must decide where on your person you will keep your backup magazine. Most self-defense incidents are resolved in seconds using one magazine. This skill is nevertheless important a complete education in firearm self-defense. Handout
There is a difference between a speed reload (the magazine is empty), and a tactical reload (magazine still has bullets which you want to replace with a full magazine but retain your partially full magazine for later use). Handout
If you have trouble accessing your magazine release possibly due to small hands or your magazine gets hung up due to friction, this tip will help. Turning the gun with the index finger of the support hand and keeping the magazine well perpendicular to the ground will help solve the problems mentioned. Handout