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Training Tip of the Day 18-23 Cleaning Your Handgun.
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Training Tip of the Day 18-23 Cleaning Your Handgun.

Training Tip of the Day 18-23 Cleaning Your Handgun. Today’s tip comes straight from a messenger request. Whether your gun is for competition or self-defense, maintaining a clean and functioning gun is your responsibility. First and foremost, EVERY TIME you clean your gun make sure you separate all ammunition and put it in a completely different room. There is NO excuse to have an unintentional discharge of your weapon during the cleaning process. Next, I recommend that you use cleaning solvent and oil that is specifically designed for firearms. WD-40 and other types of substances can damage your handgun. A good gun cleaning kit includes a barrel brush, cleaning pads, and Q-Tips. The MOST COMMON mistake new shooters make when cleaning their handgun is using too much oil! Oil attracts dirt and dust which can accumulate and disrupt the internal components, resulting in a malfunction. A small drop of oil is all you should need each time you clean your handgun. Finally, if none of the above works just throw the gun in the dishwasher. Just kidding. DO NOT CLEAN YOUR GUN IN THE DISHWASHER. Comment below and tell me what you think! SUNDAY, AUGUST 19 our 6 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONCEALED CARRY COURSE IS GOING DOWN!!! Like, share, and comment friends and come see us at one of our upcoming events! Until then, check out Fundamental Handgun Mastery on Amazon in e book or paperback. Train hard, be safe, and see you on the range! 

Training Tip of the Day 18-22 “Adapt what is useful...

Training Tip of the Day 18-22 “Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and then add what is specifically your own.” --- The previous quote is attributed to the legendary Martial Artist, Philosopher, and Actor Bruce Lee. Before I continue writing, I should say I agree with the message. That being said, I think the concept in this quote has been horribly misapplied by a substantial amount of well-intentioned people. Specifically, the “reject what is useless” portion of the quote. In both firearms and empty hand martial arts, I have seen people “reject what is useless” in terms of a technique they are not familiar with, or steps to perform a firearm manipulation, etc. simply because they were not IMMEDIATELY proficient at it. “Yeah I tried that technique is doesn’t work for me.” “I don’t do it that way because I my hands are too small, my legs are too short,” or whatever excuse they come up with. The point I’m making is too many people give up on a certain technique, or method way before they are qualified to do so. Ultimately, this hurts their skill development and understanding in the long run. So, to end this training tip of the day I give you this quote from an unknown source, “In order to be really good at something, you have to be willing to be really bad at it first.”  Comment below and tell me what you think! SUNDAY, AUGUST 19 our 6 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONCEALED CARRY COURSE IS GOING DOWN!!! Like, share, and comment friends and come see us at one of our upcoming events! Until then, check out Fundamental Handgun Mastery on Amazon in e book or paperback. Train hard, be safe, and see you on the range! 

Training Tip of the Day 18-21 Legal Training and Issues

Training Tip of the Day 18-21 Legal Training and Issues. One of the most common deficiencies in the vast majority of citizens overall self-defense strategy is their basic understanding of the law in regard to self-defense. Throughout the years, I have heard people say, with absolute conviction mind you, statements that have ZERO legal basis. It is not uncommon for people to say, “My brother who is a cop said…or I was reading on a gun debate message board, or I heard that...” Not knowing the law is not a defense, and misunderstanding the law (even with good intentions) is not a defense. Because legal issues are of monumental importance, can be complex, and can change over time, it is absolutely critical that you add legal training to your overall program. SUNDAY, AUGUST 19 our 6 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONCEALED CARRY COURSE IS GOING DOWN!!! Like, share, and comment friends and some see us at one of our upcoming events! Until then, check out Fundamental Handgun Mastery on Amazon in e book or paperback. Train hard, be safe, and see you on the range! 

Training Tip of the Day 18-20 Teaching.

Training Tip of the Day 18-20 Teaching.  Teaching is an absolute passion of mine. I think one reason for this is that by teaching, not only do your skills improve, but you get to help others along the way. I recommend experienced shooters introduce new shooters to FIREARMS SAFETY and the FUNDAMENTALS. Doing this is a win-win! It will help the experienced shooter break things down and look at shooting from a perspective they may not have seen for a while. Furthermore, it will help the beginner develop a safety mindset and a new skill. On a final note, just because teaching is an excellent way to not only give back, but also develop your own skills, does not necessarily mean you are ready to open your own brand shooting school. Many people rush into this and become “instructors” long before they have developed the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and successfully live up to that tremendous responsibility!  SUNDAY, AUGUST 19 our 6 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONCEALED CARRY COURSE IS GOING DOWN!!! Like, share, and comment friends and some see us at one of our upcoming events! Until then, check out Fundamental Handgun Mastery on Amazon in e book or paperback. Train hard, be safe, and see you on the range! 

Training Tip of the Day 18-19 Segmenting

Training Tip of the Day 18-19 Segmenting. When you do self-assessments of the performance of your shooting skills and handgun manipulation, look for moments in which you may be segmenting. In other words, look for situations where you may be wasting time by performing functions one step after the other when you should be performing them at the same time. One common example of segmenting takes place during reloads. Many people release their empty magazine from their gun, and THEN retrieve their new magazine to reload their weapon. Clearly the more efficient way to perform this function is to release the magazine from their gun WHILE they are retrieving their new, fully loaded magazine. When you learn to combine motions effectively and avoid segmenting, you become more efficient, smoother, and as a result a better shooter in almost every aspect. Sunday, August 19 is our INCOMPARABLE 6 Year Anniversary Concealed Carry Course! Followed in September by the Assistant Range Officer Course, Kids Handgun Safety, and the Brandon Collins Memorial Shootout! Don’t forget to pick up your copy of Fundamental Handgun Mastery in paperback or E book. Like, share, and comment and as always train hard, be safe, and see you on the range!

Training Tip of the Day 18-18 Efficiency Filter

Training Tip of the Day 18-18 Efficiency Filter. A training concept I use a lot is running what I do through an “efficiency filter.” I don’t think there is one perfect way to perform a specific handgun function whether it’s a reload, a malfunction clear, etc. because external and internal circumstances are fluid in both competition and self-defense situations. I do think though that most, if not all of us, can be more efficient in our movements. One of the best ways to discover this is through watching camera footage of your competition stages or range drills. As you conduct these self-assessments, determine where you can be more efficient in your movements, timing, and actions. Doing this will increase your competition times, and overall handgun competency exponentially! In my next training tip, I will discuss segmenting, which is one of the most common mistakes shooters make in terms of efficiency! SUNDAY, AUGUST 19 our 6 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONCEALED CARRY COURSE IS GOING DOWN!!! Like, share, and comment friends and some see us at one of our upcoming events! Until then, check out Fundamental Handgun Mastery on Amazon in e book or paperback. Train hard, be safe, and see you on the range!  

Training Tip of the Day 18-17 Fine Motor Skills

Training Tip of the Day 18-17 Fine Motor Skills. For years, and even to this day, firearms instructors will claim that you must focus your training on gross motor skills (large muscle movements), because under the extreme stress of a gun fight, you will lose your ability to perform fine motor skills (smaller, more precision type actions). A substantial majority of people simply accept this as fact and train under these pretenses. I have a couple of simple questions for those who claim you lose fine motor skills under stress. First, if that was true, how could you press the trigger of your gun? Second, how could you release the magazine? BOTH of the previously mentioned actions are clearly fine motor skills. The truth is, you can perform fine motor skills under stress IF you train to a proficiency level that is reflexive. That requires ongoing, focused training, drilling, and range time! Like, share, and comment your thoughts below. Come train with us for our special 6 year anniversary concealed carry course on August 19! Aside from  the unbeatable information and energy we will be doing gear giveaways! Don’t forget to get your copy of Fundamental Handgun Mastery in paperback or E book. Train hard and be safe friends!

Video Incidents

I have received dozens of messages reference the newly released dash cam video of the Las Vegas police shooting. I love getting messages about shooting incidents, but rarely make public post comments for a number of reasons. I do want to make the following comment in response to all recorded incidents. Asking someone to formulate an informed opinion based off camera footage is analogous to asking someone to solve a puzzle with only half of the pieces. In short, it is an impossible task. Without the preceding context, multiple vantage points and blind spots, an understanding of the uncontrollable visceral and biological responses experienced by the people involved, and not to mention the fact that the human mind and eyes do not perceive the world around it in the same fashion as a video camera, there are not enough pieces to solve the puzzle. Please keep this in mind when arguing on the internet! -Tyson

Training Tip of the Day 18-16-Airsoft.

Training Tip of the Day 18-16-Airsoft. In addition to dry fire training sessions, lately I have been shooting airsoft guns daily both for fun and as an additional form of practice. While there is no recoil, you are still practicing grip, stance, sight picture and alignment, breathing, trigger control and follow through with each shot. In my opinion, that is a good thing! Furthermore, it doesn't take a lot of time or the expense of ammo. What additional things do you all do to practice? Like, share, and comment below! Come train with us Sunday, August 19th for our high-energy discounted 6 year anniversary CONCEALED CARRY COURSE!

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!
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