Competition vs Tactical

As a continuation from the previous article, I tried to keep this article short, but it was a bit difficult to do without specifically addressing certain areas. The overall point that I’m trying to illustrate are the tactics, techniques, and procedures and how one set of TTPs will impact the other. In all fairness, you […]

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Is Competition Training?

What I initially sought out by learning how to use a firearm was to get into the whole running and gunning competition thing. I got inspired by watching videos of these competitive shooters on YouTube taking down paper targets, steel plates, and flying clays. I was more so impressed with the speed these guys were […]

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2014 Reloaded

Highlights from year two of my continued education. Lots of painful lessons as well as lots of personal achievements. I can only hope this year will be even better! Happy New Year! Hope to see you folks at a training class or on the range. By the way this is a 14 min video, so […]

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High Speed Low Drag Training

In preparing for my upcoming 2015 training schedule, I’ve been researching a lot of training academies on what they are offering. While evaluating and trying to select which instructors I want to invest my time and money with, I realized something particular. I don’t know if this is a recently growing trend or it has […]

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Retention Reload vs Tactical Reload

There’s been a lot of debate about “Tactical Reloads” and it’s purpose. It seems like there’s a lot of people stating that tactical reloads are useless. Surprisingly, this came from some of the tactical shooters and mainly the competition shooters, because there is a completely different mindset between them and myself. I want to start […]

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Why Do You Concealed Carry?

Back in December 2012, Florida issued it’s 1 millionth concealed carry permit. During 2013, several states also was on the rise for carry permits. But have you ever been asked as to why you concealed carry? I mentioned a while back that I had my concealed carry permit for at least 2 years before I […]

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The Basics of Fundamentals

It’s funny to sit here and look back on the many classes that I’ve taken since I started learning how to shoot. No matter if it’s with a local instructor or someone recently like with Chris Costa; it seems that every (good) instructor will key in on the fundamentals of marksmanship. Although they all might […]

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Handgun Employment Theory One

I’ve been looking forward to this class for quite some time now and that moment has arrived. It’s like waiting for that U2 concert that is almost a year away, only wishing for that day to get here sooner. As the date was getting close, I remember spending the entire week prepping for Costa Ludus […]

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