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Real-World Defensive Shooting Stances

Recently, I was looking at some vintage photos of FBI agent Jelly Bryce (read about his story here). Bryce was an Oklahoma gunfighter who joined the FBI in the 1930s. He was quite fast with a sixgun and always employed … 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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Split-Second Self-Defense: Acting Quickly in an Attack

Colonel Jeff Cooper, founder of Gunsite Academy, often told the story of an acquaintance in South America who stepped out of his front door to see three armed men running towards him at close range. Cooper’s friend quickly drew his pistol and … Continue reading

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Dress for Success: Attire for the Armed Citizen

There is no doubt that how we dress says a lot about what we think of ourselves. This is true in the business world, and it is true in the personal-defense world as well. Clothing is not just there to … Continue reading

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