Training and Drills

FINDING THE RIGHT FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR

Yes, it’s me, teaching a Street Carry class.

Choosing a good firearms instructor is critical to getting effective and accurate training. There are so many options out there and the choices can be overwhelming. I would say that “shopping” for the right instructor is just like shopping for the right handgun. So many choices and opinions, but in the end it’s a very personal decision. Here are a few (I’m sure not all) considerations you should take into account when deciding who’s going to train you:

Is he/she the right instructor for the job? … Read the rest

LESSONS LEARNED

I found this video in the “recommended videos” on youtube. I would like to point out that I asked permission from the owner of this video, Tex Gerbner of Tex Gerbner Outdoors before posting  it to this site. 

Tex was brave enough to actually upload this video of him shooting himself to youtube, and has taken a lot of flack for it since. In my opinion, Tex is  a courageous and humble man who wants only for the viewer to learn from his mistakes, so they don’t have to learn through their own.… Read the rest

WHY WE TRAIN

This is a guest post I did for Train to Carry on why it is so important that we get proper training before carrying concealed.

All too often I hear of women who bought a handgun or received one as a gift, shot a few rounds through it (maybe they took a basic handgun course, maybe they didn’t) then they threw it in their purse and forgot about it. I think a great misconception is that if someone has/carries a firearm they are protected.

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FIGHTING THE FLINCH

I cam across a pretty good article over at Guns.com about conditioning yourself and others not to flinch when a round is fired. Many people (men included) tend to anticipate the loud bang and the recoil of firing a shot, this triggers the flinch response (pun intended).

Read the article here —-> Fighting the Flinch: Mastering Recoil in a Handgun – Gun News at Guns.com.

I would say that about 70-80% of my students suffer from the flinch reaction when they come to their first class.… Read the rest

EVERYTHING IS A WEAPON

One of my favorite concepts to bring up when I’m instructing women in self-defense is that just about EVERYTHING CAN BE USED AS A WEAPON. I don’t like to confine women’s minds into believing that a handgun is the only route to self-defense. Some women don’t want a gun, and other times, women who do have guns can’t always access them easily. That is why I teach my students to view everything as a potential tool to aid in their defense.… Read the rest