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Training Tip of the Day 19-01 Firearms Safety

Training Tip of the Day 19-01 Firearms Safety.It is always a pleasure to make my first training tip of the year focus on SAFETY! NEVER point a gun at anything you are unwilling to shoot. Keep your finger OFF of the trigger until you’re on target ready to fire. Treat ALL guns as if they are loaded. ALWAYS be aware of your target and what is beyond it. Know these rules. Live these rules. Teach these rules to others! 2019 is going to be an AMAZING year! SUNDAY, JANUARY 27 IS OUR FIRST SCHEDULED CONCEALED CARRY COURSE OF 2019 AND WE ARE DISCOUNTING THE PRICE AND DOING GIVEAWAYS!

Upcoming Courses!!

We are starting our 8th YEAR at Top Firearms Instruction of teaching the most energetic and information packed courses anywhere in the world! Here are a few dates of some of our open public courses to start the year! Like, share, tell your friends and we cannot wait to train with you in 2019!

Sunday, January 27th, 2019 FIRST KS/MO Concealed Carry Course
Sunday, February 24th, 2019 TFI Assistant Range Officer Program
Sunday, March 3rd, 2019, KS/MO Concealed Carry Course
Sunday, March 31st, 2019 KS/MO Concealed Carry Course

Training Tip of the Day 18-30 Off Season Training.

Training Tip of the Day 18-30 Off Season Training.For many people around the country, the winter months are slower in terms of shooting and practicing. So, I wanted to share with you some of the things I do for practice in the off season. First, dry fire sessions have NO season! Short, focused dry fire sessions are critical for skill retention. Shooting air soft handguns is another way to practice during the winter. Furthermore, working on grip strength and physical fitness during the off season will be of great benefit come spring time.

Training Tip of the Day 18-29 Change your patterns.

Training Tip of the Day 18-29 Change your patterns. Although cliché, it is hard to argue that humans are creatures of habit. In terms of skill development, this is not always the best thing. While consistent, focused, repeatable reflexes are ideal in certain segments of the skill building process, this also leads to plateaus and stagnation. Sometimes this happens without us realizing it. Change things up, practice things you don’t think you are good at, and always be open to new drills and ways of doing things. Not only is this fun, it will make you better! SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 and SUNDAY OCTOBER 14th ARE OUR FINAL SCHEDULED 2018 CONCEALED CARRY COURSES AND WE ARE DISCOUNTING THE PRICE AND DOING GIVEAWAYS!!! Like, share, and comment friends and come see us at one of our upcoming events!

Training Tip of the Day 18-28 The path to improvement.

Training Tip of the Day 18-28 The path to improvement. Training to become proficient in any skill has its ups and downs. Training is also just as much a mental game as it is a physical one. I think it’s important to remember that getting better is not always a direct path. You will have good days and bad days as well as what will seem like plateaus in your development. Many people misunderstand this process and subsequently quit because they think they have reached their full potential. On the contrary, pushing past these phases of the learning process are precisely why you will improve. Remember this the next time you have a couple of bad performances at the range. The real battle will be won simply by staying in the game! SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14th OUR FINAL SCHEDULED 2018 CONCEALED CARRY COURSE IS GOING DOWN AND WE ARE DISCOUNTING THE PRICE AND DOING GIVEAWAYS!!! Like, share, and comment friends and come see us at one of our upcoming events!

Training Tip of the Day 18-27 Competition Preparation

Training Tip of the Day 18-27 Competition Preparation. When preparing for a shooting competition, there are certain steps you can take to get the best score possible. First, gather as much information about the rules and stages for that particular competition as possible. It is essential that you know starting positions, distances, gear requirements, and divisions so you can optimize your training sessions accordingly. For example, in the upcoming Brandon Collins Memorial Shootout, the stages consist of multiple steel targets, from any starting position as long as the hand is not touching the gun, and there is one mandatory reload per stage. With this information in mind, training sessions should focus on smooth efficient draws, transitions between targets, and efficient speed reloads. Those are the elements that will make the difference between great scores and good scores. 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!

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.

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! 
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