Dry Weapons Training

The Sixth Habit of Highly Effective Shooters

Trigger Control Trigger control needs to be maintained throughout the firing sequence, and this can be especially difficult with a pistol. The two main reasons pistols are harder to shoot than rifles are the shorter sight radius and the trigger-to-weapon-weight ratio. Any time your trigger weight is more than the weight of the weapon, you’ve got

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Dry Weapons Training

The Fourth Habit of Highly Effective Shooters

SIGHT PICTURE We’re now going to cover sight picture, which is taking your sights and aiming at a target. As we found with Sight Alignment (The Third Habit of Highly Effective Shooters), Sight Picture is also not as simple as point and shoot. There are a few things you need to keep in mind if you plan

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Fundamentals of Marksmanship

Lessons Learned from a Home Invasion

Burglars Break into Home of a Former French Special Forces Operator…FAIL! The below was sent to me in an email from a very good friend of mine…we’ll call him Jean-Pierre. I asked if I could post his email (with names changed) so others can learn from his lessons. I think he did an outstanding job

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Dry Weapons Training

The Second Habit of Highly Effective Shooters

Grip Your grip is your connection to your weapon system. Without a good grip, your weapon will go to the path of least resistanceand your shots will fly aimlessly off their mark. Most novice shooters will grip their gun by copying what they’ve seen in pictures or movies, but there’s a better way! Don’t follow

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Personal Defense Training

Don’t Waste Time Cleaning Weapons

I can tell you one thing Navy SEALs do not enjoy doing…cleaning their guns. I’m on that list. But if you like shooting like I do, cleaning weapons is a necessary evil. I used to spend many hours cleaning my guns until I was introduced to a new product at a local gun show —

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Firearms Training for Women

7 Habits of Highly Effective Shooters

“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle It’s happened several times now. I show up

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Dry Weapons Training

Just For Fun: Pistol Draw – NOT a How to

Recently we were running a class for some DHS agents through a local shoot-house and I had a few minutes to work on some dry-fire while the house was clear. As I was practicing my draw, I remembered that our producer (Tony Di Zinno) had asked us to take some video to show the film crew prior to filming our upcoming Navy SEAL Combat Shooting DVD Series.

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Firearms Training for Women

4 Gun Safety Rules Every Firearm Owner Should Know

As a Navy SEAL, I’ve become very comfortable around firearms. But one of the things that make me and my fellow frogmen so comfortable around weapons is that we are very vigilant about adhering to the basic rules of gun safety and handling. Anytime you forget about them, even for a second, bad things can

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