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Firing Line Confessional

November 16, 2011 by

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I’ve written extensively in the past about the need for integrity in our training. Integrity, as it relates to firearms training, is the concept that we should train with the some equipment and techniques that we are going to use in real life. This may sound basic, but most of us don’t realize the things […]

Trigger Control

November 9, 2011 by

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“I don’t like revolvers. They’re just not as accurate with that heavy trigger pull.” It’s the most frequent complaint I, as the local “gunny” and avowed wheelgun apologist, hear about revolvers. Usually, it’s from someone who is used to shooting a single-action or safe-action pistol. I will usually proceed to point out to them the […]

Press the Trigger Until the Threat Has Stopped

November 2, 2011 by

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For the last three weeks, we’ve been looking at the fundamentals of combat shooting and how they differ from the fundamentals of target shooting. For the purposes of our training, we defined the fundamentals of combat shooting as: Orient yourself toward the threat Extend the handgun toward the threat Press the trigger until the threat […]

Extend Toward the Threat

October 27, 2011 by

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For the last two weeks, we’ve been looking at the fundamentals of combat shooting and how they differ from the fundamentals of target shooting. For the purposes of our training, we defined the fundamentals of combat shooting as: Orient yourself toward the threat Extend the handgun toward the threat Press the trigger until the threat […]

Orienting Yourself Towards the Threat

October 19, 2011 by

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Last week we started a look at the fundamentals of combat shooting, specifically as they relate to the fighting revolver. We determined that combat shooting fundamentals are not the same as target shooting fundamentals, and defined the former thusly: Orient yourself toward the threat Extend the handgun toward the threat Press the trigger until the […]

Shooting the Defensive Revolver: Part 1

October 12, 2011 by

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Learning to shoot the fighting revolver (or any handgun) correctly is, alas, yet another area of defensive doctrine that is fraught with controversy. There are a lot of schools of thought on this subject, some of which are founded in reality and some of which are not. In such a broad field you are likely […]

Way of the Wheelgun: Reloading the Defensive Revolver, Pt 4

October 5, 2011 by

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As discussed in the last entry in this series, there are certain fundamentals of reloading your revolver that will remain true regardless of what we are using to reload our revolver: be it speedloaders or speed strips. From there, we need to what our needs are (what you can carry, how much of it you […]