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Training Tip of the Day 18-26 Good guys and girls lose.

Training Tip of the Day 18-26 Good guys and girls lose. Yesterday, a great student and follower of Top Firearms Instruction sent me an article about a situation that occurred at a Philadelphia convenience store. Essentially, the store was being robbed at gunpoint, a concealed carry citizen intervened, and two people ended up dying---the concealed carry citizen and the clerk. Now I NEVER make determinations on inappropriate tactics or decisions based on a news article alone because it is the completely incorrect thing to do.

Kids Handgun Safety and Assistant Range Officer

Hello everyone! Our high-energy, information packed, and life-saving KIDS HANDGUN SAFETY COURSE returns Sunday, September 9th from 11:00 am to noon! The cost is only $10 and we guarantee the event will be loved by all! Also, on the same day we will be holding our groundbreaking ASSISTANT RANGE OFFICER COURSE from 9:00am to 3:00 pm and we have 3 spots left! Come be a part of the number one firearms and self-defense company in the metro!

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Sunday, September 9th Kids Handgun Safety

Training Tip of the Day 18-24 Overcorrecting.

Training Tip of the Day 18-24 Overcorrecting. This training tip can be helpful for both teachers and students, and can apply to many other topics besides firearms and empty hand self-defense. Many well intentioned people overcorrect others entirely too much. This is counterproductive for a variety of reasons. First, there is only a certain amount a student can focus on in the first place. If a teacher is constantly correcting multiple aspects of a skill—grip, stance, posture, etc. all at the same time, the student is likely to become overwhelmed. Even worse, they may quit practicing as a result because they think that it is not for them. Furthermore, it takes a lot of the fun out of the training when a teacher is constantly correcting. Make sure everything being done is safe, then work on one or two essential skills at a time. Trust that in the long run improvements are inevitable. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14th OUR FINAL SCHEDULED 2018 CONCEALED CARRY COURSE IS GOING DOWN!!! Like, share, and comment friends and come see us at one of our upcoming events! September 9 ASSISTANT RANGE OFFICER COURSE AND KIDS HANDGUN SAFETY. 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 18-24 The best teachers are always students.

Training Tip of the Day 18-24 The best teachers are always students. It is incredible how many “instructors” in both martial arts and firearms only “teach.” It appears that these people want the title of instructor before doing the work that the position deserves. This should always raise suspicions among current and prospective students. The best teachers are the most dedicated students. If you are teacher, you owe it to yourself, and more importantly your students, to be just as much a student as you are a teacher. If you are student who wishes to become a teacher, know that you should and will ALWAYS be a student. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14th OUR FINAL SCHEDULED 2018 CONCEALED CARRY COURSE IS GOING DOWN!!! Like, share, and comment friends and come see us at one of our upcoming events! September 9th ASSISTANT RANGE OFFICER COURSE AND KIDS HANDGUN SAFETY. 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 18-23 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!  
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