Category Archives: Training

Aiming for ‘Condition Yellow:’ A Lesson in Awareness

Annie Oakley Wilson, mistress of condition yellow. My little Dachshund has me pretty well trained. That little girl will come and stare at me until I understand that she needs to go outside. When I open the back door, she … Continue reading

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Shooting vs. Fighting: Know the Difference

When a criminal attack is put upon you, it’s always best if you can multiply your chances for survival. You want to be able to use every legal advantage against your attacker. In short, you should do your best to … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Force-on-Force Training

Without a doubt, most people get their defensive training on a standard shooting range, what we often call a “square range.” You are told when to load, when to make ready, when to shoot and when to quit shooting. In … Continue reading

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‘My Way or the Highway:’ The Wrong Way to Teach & Train

Not too long before his death, Col. Jeff Cooper, founder of Gunsite Academy, was quoted as saying that he wished that he hadn’t made such a big deal about the difference between the Weaver Stance and the Isosceles Stance. I … Continue reading

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