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.
Gun Skills: Next-Level Dry Practice
For dry practice to be truly effective, you need to practice more than just easy, controlled shots. Here's how to practice up to a defensive level.
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.
High-Speed, Low-Drag Basics
My Gunsite Academy students might remember hearing me preach this: Achieving high-speed, low-drag is nothing more than applying basics. While everyone wants to move on to advanced training, you must first master the fundamentals, then apply them to every shot.
Exercise Your Freedom | Calling Your Shot: A Ticket To Fly?
It’s no secret that blazingly fast guys like BJ Norris and Travis Tomasie know things you don’t. But you can find one of ’em out right now, thanks to Frank Winn.
Gun Skills | Nine-in-Nine Drill: Accuracy and Movement
The nine-in-nine drill is simple, but well-regarded as a means for practicing what really matters: fast, smooth accuracy with defensive movement.
Gun Skills: Shooting from Retreat
Shooting at a stationary target doesn't represent a defensive situation; it's important to "get off the X." But even when we do, we often forget rearward motion as an option.
Gun Skills: Honing Sight Acquisition
Understanding the different ways your sights can be used will help you become a faster, more-proficient shooter.
Gun Skills: Knowing Empty
If you aren't aware that your firearm is empty, you could be wasting crucial seconds when they matter most. Drilling immediate identification of an empty gun into instinct can make all the difference.