Skills

Tightening Your Accuracy and Performance Standards

Tightening Your Accuracy and Performance Standards

My latest Shooting Illustrated article is up. The New Mexico Competency Demonstration was the final exercise in my Revolver Operator Course. Those who had snubs were encouraged to shoot it with their little guns. Shooters can put variations in it to make it even more relevant for Personal Protection practice. In ROC, I made it simple; five shots with two…

Prison Fighting Mindset

6 Ways Prison-Hardened Predators “Think” About Fighting (And How To Steal Their Secrets To Destroy Any Man!)

Ever wonder how you’d fare against a predator who’s not just tough… but “prison-tough”? These aren’t your everyday bullies; these are hardened predators who view the world — and fighting — through a lens most can’t even fathom. It’s not about brute force… it’s about a mindset honed in the most unforgiving environments imaginable. Having grown up in these same…

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – March 2024

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – March 2024

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is an iconic movie in American cinema and arguably the best of the ‘Spaghetti Westerns.’ Rather than my usual boring rants about Serious Mistakes, Negative Outcomes,   and excruciatingly detailed analyses of Armed Citizen incidents, I’m creating a short collection of a Good, Bad, and Ugly incident each month. Here’s the March 2024 issue.…

Home Defense Pistol Skills

Home Defense Pistol Skills

My latest Shooting Illustrated article is up. “In the process of defending one’s home with a pistol, several additional skills beyond marksmanship are useful and necessary. In particular, the ability to move through the home while holding a handgun and techniques to inform the all-important DON’T SHOOT/SHOOT decision are critical.” Flashlight skills at home are important enough that the flashlight…

Back to Basics WheelgunWednesday

Back to Basics WheelgunWednesday

#wheelgunwednesday Going back to basics occasionally helps me get back in the groove. Two basic exercises I like for the snub revolver are the LAPD Retired Officer Qualification Course and the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Level 1 test. The LAPD course is described in the LAPD Manual. “The starting position for this qualifying course of fire will begin at…

Friday Fundamentals – Terminology

#fridayfundamentals In reply to the Back to Basics WheelgunWednesday post, a pertinent question came up. “I was ‘hammering’ instead of firing a ‘controlled pair.’What do you mean by hammering?” Great question – thanks for asking. Sometimes we trainers take our subject matter knowledge for granted. Several concepts developed by Jeff Cooper have remained constant despite having been formulated nearly half…

Tactical Conference 2024 – Loot and Looted

Tactical Conference 2024 – Loot and Looted

At each Meeting, Seminar, or industry accumulating, the attendees constantly return with things supplied away by Presenters and other attendees. TacCon 2024 was no exception I call this ‘Loot’ and I returned with some excellent goods. Loot Guides looking at product conclusion courtesy of Chuck Haggard, my hostess for the weekend, Andy Stanford, and Greg Ellifritz. Targets and Drills At…

Tactical Conference 2024 Pistol Match

Tactical Conference 2024 Pistol Match

#wheelgunwednesday I shot the match with my Taurus 856 snub. Here’s a small System of the Pistol Match   fireplace of were All strings photographs shot at turning targets in 4 seconds. 3 yards 6 hid from photographs holster (6/6) 5 yards 5 concealed from pictures holster (5/11) 5 hid from photographs holster (5/16) 4 Primary Minimal Hand Only from…

Rangemaster Tactical Conference 2024

Rangemaster Tactical Conference 2024

TacCon 2024, as we phone it, is now in the guides. https://thetacticalprofessor.web/2024/04/08/rangemaster-tactical-conference-2024/ It is an annual teaching and understanding conference for those who are, or want to be, significant learners of the Art of Self-Protection and Particular Safety. This is the fourth calendar year it has been held at the Dallas Pistol Club, a wonderful facility. The Convention is a…