July 16th 2016 in Chicopee MA, a 15 year old boy was shot dead by a homeowner who was subsequently arrested and charged with murder after the homeowner fired a single round at who he thought was a person trying to break in to his...
In the aftermath of recent events of mass killings that have occurred I wanted to give everyone some time to grieve and process what has been happening and the tragedies that result before putting some words and thoughts together on this subject.
May the victims of...
This week's post is on using perfect practice to reduce draw times. Watch Travis Haley work from a five second draw stroke down to a sub 1 second draw with an accurate round on target.
Let's just say we have some work to do.
I happened across this clip from the movie Sicario this morning in between calls and though I watched the movie a few months ago and had seen this particular snippet before, it struck me as a good training point.
Here's the clip:
Training Point #1: Situational Awareness
The worst sound in the world, and most definitely the loudest, is a resounding "click..." when you were expecting a "bang."
Its even worse when you really needed that weapon to go bang!
Congratulations. You have a
There are a lot of opinions out here on the interweb regarding some of the best methods for choosing a gun for home defense... and this post will be no different in the sense of opinions.
This post is meant to give you my perspective on why certain weapons systems may be preferable to others. I am not saying one is better or worse than others but we need to consider a few items...
Last week we ran a joint course with King 33 Training in Southington CT called Responsible Home Defense. The foundation of this course was based in two elements:
Knowing Where, When, Why deadly force may be used
Building Practical Skills to Increase Survivability
The students were provided with a slide deck covering the laws and regulations surrounding use of force in the home and while the topics centered on home defense considerations, we did get off on a few very productive tangents
No one wants to get stabbed. And you certainly want to bring at least a handgun to a knife fight.
We are SO not cool with that.
But there is a little bit more to it...
Denis had the exquisitely brilliant idea of adding a Simunition based component to all Defensive Handgun II courses from now on as we noticed that while the range exercises did teach the requisite skills to survive, the X ring on the "why" was being missed. Also we felt that
The recent gun community controversy this week that has been dominating my Facebook news feed is Travis Haley's negligent discharge while filming his Dynamic AK video for Panteao Productions. Watch below: