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Handgun Training with Your Offhand

Training someone to shoot a defensive handgun is mostly a standardized process. Firearm safety is followed by firearm function, which is then followed by an introduction to the basics of marksmanship. Past that, focus falls on handgun manipulation, presentation and various methods of target engagement.

How to Train with a Shot Timer

Whether or not you've got ammunition or want to shoot it, having a shot timer in your training repertoire can improve your defensive shooting skills.

The Secret to Becoming a Great Handgun Shooter

Richard Mann talks about the one secret to handgun shooting that must be mastered in order for you to become a great shooter.

The First Rule of Gunfighting: Get Training

It's often said that the first rule of gunfighting is to have a gun. According to Sheriff Jim, though, that really shouldn't be the case. Training is essential for those looking to defend themselves.

Firearm Practice on a Budget

You’ve likely read countless articles admonishing you to get professional firearm training, but the costs of such an endeavor in terms of cash and time can be daunting. Here’s how to obtain some of the benefits of such an education without maxing out your credit card or taking leave from work.

5 Pistol Drills for Indoor Range Practice

Limited to a single-stall indoor range for your self-defense practice? Don't worry. Build your pistol skills with these five practice drills.

Practicing Your Defensive Pistol Skills at Home

Gunsite Academy Instructor Ed Head walks through how to train easily at home.

Indoor-Range Practice Drills

There are important self-defense skills that can be practiced from an indoor range stall.

Near and Far

You may be able to swiftly get good hits as far away as 7 yards without forming a true sight picture. As the range increases, so will your need to use the sights on your handgun.

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