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Training Tip of the Day 18-15---Movement.
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Training Tip of the Day 18-13 Relaxed Versus Tensed Movements
Training Tip of the Day 18-12 Conservation of Movement and Energy
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Training Tip of the Day 18-15---Movement.

Training Tip of the Day 18-15---Movement. If you train for self-defense purposes, you should practice each of your skills while moving. Reloading, clearing malfunctions, scanning and assessing, and even shooting can and should be done while moving. It is one thing to practice these things static in dry fire or on the range for safety purposes, but it is entirely another to perfect these skills while moving. I would suggest that from a tactical standpoint moving is almost always going to be the more effective use of these skills. With the exception of situations in which you are safely protected by reliable cover, being a moving ,functional handgun operator is a more effective strategy. Practice while moving friends! Check out Fundamental Handgun Mastery we are still selling copies daily and collecting reviews! Come train with us this weekend and check out all of our upcoming training events. Train hard, be safe, and see you on the range!

Training Tip of the Day 18-14 Maximizing you Training Sessions

Training Tip of the Day 18-14 –Maximizing you Training Sessions. After an incredible week of training with some of the best in the world at what they do. I thought I would offer a general training tip based on some observations I’ve made this past week. When you train, be present in the moment. Don’t worry about mistakes. Don’t question whether or not you are doing every little thing right. Don’t set yourself up for failure before you even begin. Instead, look at training as research and experience. I’m reminded of the quote, “In order to be good at something, you have to be willing to be bad at it.” The point I’m making is that too many people don’t enjoy training get the most they can out of the experience. Learning and skill building is a lifetime journey, enjoy the trip! Come train with me Sunday, May 20 for our AMAZING information packed Concealed Carry Course whether or not you’ve taken it before! Fundamental Handgun Mastery is available now on Amazon and would make an excellent Mother’s Day gift! Train hard and be safe!

Training Tip of the Day 18-13 Relaxed Versus Tensed Movements

Training Tip of the Day 18-13 Relaxed Versus Tensed Movements. I was a range officer at a shooting completion recently. The stage I was at included a mandatory reload. One thing I noticed with a lot of shooters that struggled during the reload, was that their movements were extremely tense, they were flexed, jerky, and clearly not smooth in their movements. As a result, several seconds of valuable time were wasted. At a class this past weekend, I took the time to remind the students that SMOOTH IS FAST. Many of us who train hear those words all the time, but still resort back to bad habits of tense, rushed movements, especially when time is a concern. Smooth, relaxed movements build solid, repeatable, usable skills. Train hard and be safe friends. My next concealed carry course is Sunday, May 20 and whether or not you’ve taken the course before, come training with me! Also, FUNDAMENTAL HANDGUN MASTERY is available now on Amazon in paperback or E book and I LOVE seeing the reviews that are coming in daily!-Tyson 

Training Tip of the Day 18-12 Conservation of Movement and Energy

Training Tip of the Day 18-12 Conservation of Movement and Energy---To improve efficiency, competition times, tactical exchanges, or any other aspect of your shooting, your primary mission is to find ways to eliminate excessive movement. Excessive movement costs time and energy, both of which are a premium in terms of handgun skills. To determine if your movements can be more direct and concise, it is an excellent idea to video some of your range drills or competition stages and assess where you can be more precise. Furthermore, understand that tense muscles often equate to burning energy unnecessarily. If the movement you are attempting to perform can be done with loose and relaxed muscles, that is usually the preferred method. Do a self-assessment during your next range session to see if you can put these two concepts into play to improve your overall performance. THIS Sunday, April 29, 2018 I will be doing my incredibly popular KIDS HANDGUN SAFETY COURSE in Overland Park at AKKA and THREE Mastery courses! ALSO FUNDAMENTAL HANDGUN MASTERY is available on Amazon in paperback or E book! Train hard, be safe, and see you on the range.—Tyson

9 Ways to Improve Subject Control Training

9 Ways to Improve Subject Control Training

Training Tip of the Day 18-11 Developing your Draw

Training Tip of the Day 18-11 – Developing your Draw. Having a smooth, efficient, and repeatable draw is a major part of your firearms proficiency. Many people neglect this portion of their training, especially if they shoot primarily in indoor ranges where drawing from a holster is sometimes not allowed. The great thing is, the draw can be practiced in a dry setting away from the range. Always make sure to clear and check your weapon and separate any live ammunition from the area before practicing your draw in a dry setting. The mechanics of the draw can be broken down into the following steps: Grip your weapon and release it from the holster **note grip it high on the back strap establishing your shooting grip as soon as you touch it, Lock your wrist and rock toward your target ** note do not fish the gun overhead or bowl the gun in a scooping motion, Put both hands on the gun close to your body, Finally, perfect a smooth and level presentation of the gun toward your target. NEXT Sunday, April 29, 2018 I will be doing my incredibly popular KIDS HANDGUN SAFETY COURSE in Overland Park at AKKA and THREE Mastery courses including Mastering the Draw! ALSO FUNDAMENTAL HANDGUN MASTERY is available on Amazon in paperback or E book and there is an entire chapter on mastering the draw! Train hard, be safe, and see you on the range!—Tyson

Training Tip of the Day 18-09--Mental Rehearsal.

Training Tip of the Day 18-09--Mental Rehearsal. While physically training with your gun and in various self-defense arts is important, I would suggest that mental training is equally important. Putting yourself in various self-defense scenarios in the most common places you are at will undoubtedly prepare you to act more effectively in the case of an emergency. By rehearsing your escape route, or your move to a position of cover, or even your angle in which you would launch ...and effective counter-attack to a threat, you are giving yourself a plan of action so you won’t have to come up with it during a moment of high stress where making those types of decisions won’t be near as easy, or even possible at all!

Training Tip of the Day 18-08

Training Tip of the Day 18-08---Use of Dummy Rounds. Many shooters recognize the value of using dummy rounds for dry fire practice, but dummy rounds can also be an incredibly useful training tool during your live fire sessions. By randomly loading dummy rounds into your magazines you will be able to recognize and assess excessive movement in your gun when the shot breaks that you might not otherwise notice. Furthermore, you will get the opportunity to practice clearing malfun...ctions in a smooth, reflexive, and efficient manner.

Fundamental Handgun Mastery

My first book, FUNDAMENTAL HANDGUN MASTERY is out on Kindle and as a paperback edition! It is number 1 for new releases in Sport Shooting and has been on the best seller list for all books in that category reaching as high as #6 overall! THANK YOU! Grab a paperback or E copy and do a review! I think you guys and girls are going to LOVE it because it goes way beyond just handgun fundamentals and delves into the safety and awareness mindset that is critical! Furthermore, the discussion about safety and teaching kids gun safety will benefit EVERYONE!

Training Tip of the Day 18-07 Overreliance on Gear

Training Tip of the Day 18-07 Overreliance on Gear—Too many shooters look to gun additions and modifications to enhance their shooting. Fancy sights, lasers, grips, trigger modifications, etc. are all nice to have, but they absolutely do not make up for consistent, focused practice! When your target does not look quite as good as you want it to, as much as we would like to think it’s the gun, it really usually is the shooter behind the gun. Invest a little time each week into... drawing your gun, working on your grip and stance, seeing sight pictures, and dry firing.
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