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In a real life situation, firing a gun, especially for the first time is not as glamorous or easy as it looks in the movies. In a high stress situation such as this, your body’s fight or flight responses kick in. These are natural survival instincts honed by humans over millions of years. Your body

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Now over 30 years old, the Glock pistol has grown to become one of the most used and sought-after names in firearms. An affordable polymer frame and a safe-action trigger made the Glock 17 nothing short of a revolutionary pistol. Today, the fourth generation of the 17 is host to the same features that made

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Let’s say, just for the sake of argument, that you are an editor and a writer has submitted the following paragraph as part of a short story or novel: “Before I got out of my car, I pulled my gun from the glove compartment. It was a .9 mm Luger revolver with a silencer. I

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Auditory, visual, kinesthetic. No one is “pure” in one style, but a hybrid of all three with dominance in one. Industries with firearms requirements often attract kinesthetically-dominant learners.

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We often spend more time at work than we do at home. The workplace can be considered a home away from home, so your job should be something you enjoy doing and it should be a place where you are happy to be. Some say that when you love your job, you will never work

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“If the day ever comes where you have to employ your weapon to defend yourself or others you will always fall to your level of training that you have mastered.” Ray Mancini I truly believe that without intensive expert training on the weapon system that you carry on duty, you are way MORE dangerous to

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Training is a learning process both for your mind and your body (anyone who thinks they can separate them is wrong). Learning theory is pretty well established and basically it says that short sessions and lots of them is the most efficient way to learn anything. Good training is how much time is spent perfecting

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As a chief firearms instructor almost in every class I am asked the same questions “What is the Best handgun to have in a gun fight?” & “What is the best caliber you should have?” and here is my answer; “The one that is in your hand when you need it at the time!” “What

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When you can accomplish a task successfully without thinking – it merely occurs – this is Zen. Zen is learning how to shoot without thought. Frank Higginson is one of the most accomplished shooters of all time. He still holds records that have stood since the 1970s. As Frank Higginson has said; “In shooting, you

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The concept of meditation is often misunderstood – leading many people to reject it as something that’s ‘not for them’. People may consider meditation as a form of worship or prayer. It is not. Meditation does not belong to any culture or religion. Meditation is a simple method of exploring the inner dimensions of life.

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“still the patterning of consciousness” When we practice the art of shooting, our minds must become calm and simple. This will not happen by accident, because by nature our minds are busy and complicated. Usually, while undertaking an activity other thoughts intrude. These make it difficult to concentrate fully on what we’re doing. In fact,

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Accuracy

Published in Featured, Firearms

Firstly, it’s important to make a very critical point about accuracy tests in general. Accuracy is a product of the gun and the ammunition. Good or bad accuracy can result from the gun itself, the ammunition itself, or a combination of the two. A better way to test accuracy is to use a fully accurized

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It seems contradictory that to acquire great skill you must think about every aspect of execution, and do so all the time – but to achieve great PERFORMANCE – you must not “think” AT ALL! When you can accomplish a task successfully without thinking – it just merely occurs – this is Zen. This is

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Welcome to my new Website and my first blog post. I’m really excited about this website as we’ve spent a lot of time designing this site and I’m having a great time using it and I hope you’ll find it enjoyable, useful, and informative. This is going to be extremely exciting to interact, share information,

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