Countering The Myths of Gun Violence

A quick thank you to almost 2,000 of you who completed the 30 second survey I sent out yesterday about the article topics and courses that you most want to see for the rest of this year.  I really appreciate your taking that half-minute out of your day to help. Everyone who completed the survey […]

1 Weird 2 Cent Trick For Precision With A Pistol

Ox here with a little 2 cent trick with you that may very well completely change how well you shoot. There are several factors that impact how well you can shoot a gun. Some of them are controllable, and some you just have to deal with. And some are a combination of both. As an […]

Warriors vs. Praetorian Guard…which mindset fits you best?

It’s been said, and I agree, that we are in the early stages of a renaissance of the warrior mindset. This is due in part to the fact that we’re 14 years into the Global War on Terror, part due to movies, TV, and novels, and part because of the fact that computers and the […]

3 Great Lessons From Getting Disqualified at Indoor Nationals

Ox here, from Dry Fire Training Cards… A couple of months ago, I sponsored and shot in the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championships. Many of you knew I was getting ready for it and heard rumors of what happened, and I want to share exactly what happened. It was simultaneously horrible and awesome, […]

4 Hacks To Improve Your Self-Defense Mindset

Ox here… The response to Tuesday’s article on the Coyote vs. Moose was great. Several of you signed up for training, commented on the article, and emailed in. One of the comments reminded me of 4 lessons that I’ve learned over the years training with Tim and Chris. The commenter said, “piss on the rules, […]

Self Defense lessons from a coyote vs. moose (surprise end & pics)

I want to show you a couple of pictures that I took the other day when I was trail running.  I’ve got kids and have changed diapers and am immune to “gross” and don’t think there’s anything wrong with what I’m about to show you, but here’s a fair warning that you might not want […]

The BEST Pistol Shooting Technique

Ox here…This article is going to blend an important life lesson with shooting in general and pistol shooting in particular and I’m sure it’ll ruffle some feathers. I guarantee it’ll be entertaining and educational. There’s a school of thought in pistol training that you want to pick and use techniques that will work on several […]

Top 10 Reasons You Should Shoot Competitively

Ox here…Summer is almost here, and along with it, there will be thousands of opportunities across the country to compete in local, regional, and national shooting sports events that can make you a better defensive shooter. Specifically, IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Association) matches, PASS (Premier Action Shooting Society), USPSA (US Practical Shooting Association) matches, and/or […]

Visual Perception Delay and In-The-Back Shootings

A horrible story is coming out of North Charleston, South Carolina this week about an officer shooting a man 8 times in the back while fleeing on foot after a traffic stop. What I’ve seen and read so far is not good…simply by the number of shots the officer fired, but do you know why […]

Pistol Training In Your Car That could make you a safer driver

Sometimes (actually quite often) I find crossover between what I’m doing on the firearms training front and the rest of my life. Vision training is one of those areas.  The same exercises that help me pick up my front sight faster also help me keep my eyes on the road more when I’m driving and […]