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Safety and Training

Properties of Survival

In order to survive a threat, three primary elements need to work together. First and foremost, you need to become aware of the threat. You then need to assess the threat. And finally, you must decide upon and carry out the appropriate response. Will you be ready when all hell breaks loose?

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Competitive Shooting

Speed and Accuracy: Accurate Aimed Fire Ends Fights

The handgun is the weapon of opportunity carried with us at all times to take charge of a situation that threatens our lives or the safety of loved ones. I think that we have to look to the counter sniper or hunter who takes a single, well-placed shot, and makes a hit by taking his time in a hurry. Of course, personal defense is different and the reactive nature of the problem requires speed. However, speed is worthless without accuracy.

Concealed Carry

Commonality of Handguns

Commonality among handguns purchased for different shooters in your home may mean survival. It’s one thing to have different handguns when you’re an experienced shooter. If you aren’t, or have multiple shooters in your home, making sure they are similar and that family members are properly trained and practice properly, is essential. Read this post to find out why.

Shooter racking slide of 1911 .45 pistol

Competitive Shooting

Immediate-Action Drills

The most sickening sound in a gunfight, or even on the shooting line during a competition, is click! If you should ever find yourself in such a situation and your mind races before quickly coming up with the solution, I am sorry to tell you but it is too late. Now is the time to prevent a disaster with this simple drill.

Gray haired man in green shirt, blue jeans and red ear protection practices his shooting skills with wooded area in the background.

Safety and Training

Active Shooters

Being prepared to defend yourself, your family and others in a life-or-death situation is discussed in this post about what you MUST do to live.

How-To

Advanced Tactics

Staying safe is the #1 priority when using a gun and keeping you and your family alive and well. Yes, taking the standard NRA beginner’s training is a start and continuing your training and practicing is the only way to truly make things safe for you and your family. Read this post to learn specific tools and techniques.

Laser Lyte Reaction Tyme unit

Ammunition

Beat the High Cost of Ammo and Shoot More

Ammunition is in short supply, but high demand these days. As soon as it is delivered at the loading ramp, the line starts forming in anticipation of when it will hit the shelves. The high demand has also caused prices to follow, but that doesn’t mean we can afford to let our hard-earned skills suffer as a result. Recently, I came across a solution that will not only ease my ammunition demand, but it has taken my dry-fire practice to an entirely new level. LaserLyte has developed a new interactive target system with dual modes for reaction and training—the Reaction Tyme Target, TLB-RT.

Concealed Carry

Lessons from The Farm: Choosing a Carry Holster

In Chapter 9 of The Covert Guide to Concealed Carry, former CIA officer Jason R. Hanson covers various holsters and carry solutions and offers advice on what he prefers and why. Chapter 9 is reprinted below, with permission. — Cheaper Than Dirt! Chronicle staff