Category Archives: Training

Surviving a Gunfight: Tips for Preparation & Problem-Solving

You can engrave this in your brain–A gunfight is going to be what it’s going to be. It will probably come as a complete surprise. The attack will most likely come much faster than a person expects. And it will undoubtedly … Continue reading

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5 Handling Tips for a Home-Defense Shotgun

This article ran originally in the December 2016 issue of Shooting Illustrated as “Managing the Defensive Shotgun.” There is no doubt that the shotgun is an excellent defensive tool, generally stopping close-range fights with a certainty no handgun ever possessed. … Continue reading

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Concealed-Carry for Beginners: Tips for Continued Training

Many new gun owners seem to be a bit confused about the role that classes designed to facilitate the issuing of concealed-carry licenses play in this whole business of personal defense. The purpose of these classes is to make the … Continue reading

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The First Rule of Gunfighting: Get Training

Training on one of the many ranges at Gunsite in Paulden, Az. I have to take exception to the oft-quoted bromide, “the first rule of gunfighting is to have a gun.”  That really only works if a person already knows … Continue reading

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