Training & Education

Firearms Training: How to “Sharpen the Sword”

Mike Boyle Falling short of your expectations in academics or athletics may be a source of embarrassment, but it will not get you killed. With that said, I am often astonished by the attitudes of some trainers and administrators when it comes to firearms proficiency. By giving firearms training just enough attention to “get by,” they either feel that they, or the people they are responsible for, are prepared to deal with adversity. In the end, it doesn’t matter if…

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The Importance of One-handed Shooting Skills

Michael T. Rayburn The firearm you carry on your hip is a handgun, not a hand(s)gun. It was originally designed and built to be shot with one hand. I know what you’re thinking, “Two hands are better than one,” and you’re absolutely correct, but one-handed shooting is always going to be faster. If you have the opportunity, go ahead and use two hands for your grip. It’s certainly going to be more stable, but chances are you’re not going to…