I cannot count the amount of times that I have seen folks on net-wisdom forums or on the bookface make the statement that since they “carry a gun for self-defense, they do not need to do anything else to keep themselves safe.” (This is the part when you should 1. Pour something good to drink. […]
There are literally hundreds of reputable firearms instructors promoting their services on the internet as you read this and if you are reading it on a weekend, just as many running classes. Videos are being filmed, some uploaded to YouTube and a few of us are pecking away at keyboards to get information and/or opinion […]
Aaron covers rifle sling use, management, and gives advice on sling slack conditions for optimal use both for shoulder-to-shoulder transitions and transitions to a secondary weapon.
Combat, be it shooting or hand to hand combat, is an exercise in problem solving. Many times training as shooters is confined by where we live legally, resources, or an indoor range. Indoor ranges are minefields of poor training, from one round a second rules to not being able to draw from the holster. Many […]
A few weekends ago I was able to attend the Rifle Dynamics AK Builder class in Tulsa, OK. I purchased the class as an early Christmas gift for my girlfriend. She’s helped me build a few AR’s, and said she wanted to build her own rifle from the ground up. I’ve wanted a Rifle Dynamics […]
If you didn’t get enough on the Temple Index reading Aaron’s excellent article on the subject, this one’s for you. Steve Fisher of Sentinel Concepts stopped by Tactical Response to talk with James Yeager, and one of the topics discussed is Temple Index.
Controversy and gun handling techniques go hand in hand. Any time there is a new technique introduced or an unorthodox technique gets widespread exposure (no matter how long it has been in use), there will be all manner of instructors, shooters and spectators chiming in on the usefulness or stupidity of the technique. Recently, the […]
Aaron from Sage Dynamics talks setting up and running a Threshold Evaluation Drill – basic techniques on how to work corners, clearing/searching rooms, how to enter hallways, etc.
The subject of secondary, or “back-up”, guns has been debated to death over the years, and I’d rather not beat that dead horse. But, I’m asked about it on a regular basis and I think I might be able to throw in a few thoughts that are often left out of the debate.
Many things are important to the development of solid firearms skills: safety, knowledge of the fundamentals, firearm confidence, professional training and dedicated practice to name a few. These focuses don’t occur in a vacuum; they work together and help us be a better shooter. It’s a never ending process of self-assessment that is challenging, fun […]