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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

4 Firearms Myths That Bad Guys Believe And You Shouldn’t

Ox here with 4 myths about firearms accuracy that bad guys believe and you shouldn’t MYTH 1.  You can’t shoot accurately with a (fill in the blank) pistol. Normally, I hear this argument about subcompacts, pistols/revolvers with long heavy triggers, or pistols that have a long double action for the first round and a single […]

Ox Places 5th At IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals In The Sharpshooter Division!

Ox here and I’m excited to say that I placed 5th at the Smith & Wesson International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) Backup Gun National Championships last week in the Sharpshooter division. The experience was a little nerve wracking.  We went out on a limb and sponsored the championships and provided a deck of Dry Fire […]

Smooth out and speed up your drawstroke, transitions, and visual acuity

Yesterday, we talked about using a metronome in your dry fire practice to work on smoothing out your trigger control.  Today, we’re going to cover 3 more metronome drills that will smooth out and speed up your drawstroke, transitions, and ability to focus on the front sight to a level that you may not have […]

Integrating Dry Fire & Live Fire with a Metronome (part 1 of 2)

Ox here…co-creator of Tactical Firearms Training Secrets and Dry Fire Training Cards. One of the biggest I get about dry fire training is whether or not it will carry over to live fire training.  Specifically, they bring up the fact that you can squeeze the trigger faster when doing dry fire than when you’re doing […]