Alternative Holsters

Using Alternative Holsters

Some clothing and carry situations require "alternative holsters." Using these requires these skills.

Speed Reloading Revolvers

Though most defensive shootings involve very few rounds actually being fired, the low capacity of small revolvers means that you’re more likely to need to reload. So, you need to know how to reload quickly.

Light the Night

Illumination can help you conquer the darkness–and discover the source of that odd thump in the night. But you must choose the best option for your situation and train accordingly.

Drawing from Concealment

As a lad, I anxiously awaited the weekly episodes of “Gunsmoke,” strapped on my toy six-shooter and attempted to out-draw the U.S. marshal of Dodge City, Matt Dillon.

Forget Your Flinch

Every new shooter must work to overcome their flinch. You must train your subconscious brain not to react to the boom and flash that accompany each trigger pull. Even experienced shooters can find a flinch creeping into their practice, negatively affecting accuracy, as it causes the nose of the gun to dip down during the shot.

One-Handed Defense

A two-handed shooting grip is always superior for defensive handgun use. But in real-world defensive encounters, you just might have to shoot with one hand.

Stop-and-Go Drill

One of the most-common mistakes new gun owners make is believing that by merely learning the basics of gun safety and marksmanship, they’ll be prepared to defend their life with a gun.

Unloading and Dry Practice

Are you a new shooter, perhaps one of the more than 7 million people who bought their first firearm last year? Do you keep defensive firearms in your home, or do you regularly carry a concealed pistol?

Resources for New Gun Owners

The NRA has a wealth of resources for new gun owners to understand safety and accuracy.

Women Need to Develop a Concealed-Carry Mindset

“How does concealed-carry training differ for women?” As a firearms trainer at Gunsite Academy, when I was asked this question, the usual topics sprang to mind: Should we adapt our clothing to firearms or is it the other way around?

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