How Eating Ice Cream Can Make You A Better Shot!

Made you look!  Just so no one thinks we’re creating “fake news” here on the blog, I want to be clear from the get-go that I know of no research, study, or story claiming that eating ice cream can make you shoot better. None.  Zero.  Got it? I love ice cream and occasionally overindulge.  If […]

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall?

A quick internet search reveals that I’m hardly the only one to ever think of doing this, but I thought I would write a bit about a somewhat controversial idea. Specifically, I want to address one way to dry fire that I have found beneficial. Use a mirror! I’m sure most gun owners have done […]

Useful Training Tools

With all the training I have done over the last few years, I thought it might be useful to make a list of useful training items to have.  As such, this article can serve as a handy complement to my article on preparing for your first firearms class.  The items discussed in this list, however, are specific […]

Is There a Doctor in the House? Why Yes, Unfortunately!

It was never my intention, nor John’s, to use this blog as a political soap box.  A few of our posts have dabbled in this area, but we feel like others do a better and more focused job in the political arenas.  Nevertheless, a couple of articles recently jumped out at me, and I wanted […]

A Sample Dry Fire Routine…

(Some readers may notice that the title of this post has changed… Due to some recent life changes, I would be lying if I claimed to do this exact routine daily. I do usually dry fire daily, even if it’s just a few presentations and trigger presses, but making time for a structured routine such […]

AAR: Combat Shooting and Tactics (Paul Howe), “Advanced Individual Tactics”, Nacogdoches, TX 11/21-11/23, 2014

I wrote this after action report soon after taking my final class in 2014. The course was Advanced Individual Tactics, which I took at the Combat Shooting and Tactics (CSAT) training facility in Nacogdoches, TX, 11/21-23/14. (http://www.combatshootingandtactics.com) The cost of the course was $700, and included lodging at the CSAT barracks. The lead instructor for […]

Appendix Carry: Misplaced Controversy?

This is an article I didn’t think I would write!  I felt like John’s article covered this topic very well. However, I’ve been seeing a lot of chatter on the web about appendix inside-the-waistband carry (AIWB), particularly since Larry Vickers banned the use of this method of carry in his classes. Other well-known instructors, if not banning […]

Firearms Safety

As this is a firearms centric blog, it’s only appropriate that we should discuss firearms safety. Indeed, anyone who has spent any time around firearms has probably either witnessed or read about a negligent discharge. Don’t let it happen to you! In this post, I will attempt to synthesize firearms safety concepts from a variety […]