defensive shooting

A competition bias too often leads to taking shortcuts in technique (or equipment) selection just to get a better score.

Handgun Drills: The Things To Practice – Part 1

Effective handgun shooting drills are task-oriented; they’re designed to provide practice opportunities for the tasks most likely required in an actual defensive shooting. What, then, are the things we need to practice?

Defensive shooting calls into a play a much different skill set than those utilized for precision shooting.

Dynamics of Efficient Defensive Shooting

Striving for high levels of precision in a defensive shooting situation has the potential to be detrimental. In fact, there are more important considerations when it comes to defensive pistolcraft.


Video: Defensive Shotgun Patterning

Patterning a shotgun is typically thought of as a hunting exercise. But in this video, famed instructor Clint Smith demonstrates the importance of the practice for a defense smoothbore.

Running your pistol sans ammunition is a good way to develop a steady sight picture and trigger pull. But there might be a way to get more out of your dry fire training.

Thoughts on Dry Fire Practice

Dry fire is an important part of any firearms training, but are shooters getting all they can out of it? Grant Cunningham suggests there is a more productive way to pull the trigger sans ammo.

Always train and practice with the same pistol you plan to carry daily. Author Photo

Master Defensive Handgun Shooting

It’s not enough to own a gun and shoot it a few times a year. To be prepared to defend yourself and your family, regular handgun shooting practice is a must. Get the most from those sessions.