Are there differences between combat shooting and competition shooting? The answer is yes. Likely, this blog does not have enough room to cover all the aspects of this argument, but let’s touch on the subject anyway. As for that fact, let’s talk to some of the guys I know and get their opinions and ideas as well; the more the merrier, right? How about a Navy SEAL shooter and a federal officer?
Posts Tagged ‘Training’
After recent events in Barcelona, Orlando, Paris, Las Vegas and other places, the prospect of a lone wolf or organized attack with severe consequence seems more and more plausible. I am certain any right-minded person would stop a terror attack if it was within their ability. But that is the question: “Do you have the ability?” The first thing you have to consider is that you may be killed. Many terrorists, unlike common killers, are on a hell-bound trip. Holding a gun on them or threatening them will be meaningless.
A few months ago, I tested SIG Sauer’s new Elite defense loads. I found each caliber well suited to
In this National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) video, Gil Ash of OSP Shooting School explains how to “slow down” clay targets and birds
Mention pistol lasers to three different shooters, and you’re sure to get three differing opinions. Some traditionalists insist that laser sights
One of the problems with aperture or magnified rifle sights is their relatively slow acquisition up close. Point shooting is a
The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the shooting, hunting and firearms industry, has compiled a
In my various roles as a firearms trainer, I have spent countless hours fixing problems for students whose issues were
Train and defend are simple watchwords. About 99 percent of the ammunition we fire is in practice. Competition shooting takes a lot of ammunition, although staying sharp also demands its share. The problem often is finding a good practice load.
It is no secret that men and women are different on every level, especially when it comes to learning new skills. So developing a program that embraces those differences, instead of downplaying them, is one of the keys to the success of the Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) program.
You are probably thinking that as a writer I fill my mornings with shooting guns at the shooting range, while
Do you gather and organize D.O.P.E. (Data On Previous Engagements) to improve your long-range rifle shooting? In this National
In this feature, the author looks at the most important component of mindset—motivation. What you bring to the range is important; what is between the ears is vital.
Adam Painchaud, director of the SIG SAUER Academy in New Hampshire, demonstrates exactly how much your red-dot’s point of aim and
Part 5 in our concealed carry series.
When it comes to personal defense, there are plenty of ridiculous statements about the mindset. The combat mindset may suit a combat Marine, but self-defense demands a different mindset. I am not going to be hurt or defeated, and my primary objective is protecting my family and myself. I want to maintain the ability to act effectively and morally under stress. The proper perspective must pass muster as to what is legal and must go further into what is moral.
Our personal defense and firearms expert takes a hard look at a difficult problem. The problem is not the lack of a plan. The problem is being willing to implement the plan. When a discussion of active shooters and mass shootings comes up, the right-minded among us want to do something and to have a plan.
Safety is the number one focus when using any firearm. There are too many preventable accidents and deaths caused by people who do not go to the range to practice or who mishandle their weapons at home. Make sure you, and your loved ones, are trained and understand the safety rules.