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The Meltdown

Since the term "meltdown" signifies things have gone bad, it is a fitting name for a drill intended to measure your ability to transition from a long gun to a handgun.

Taking Cover

Richard Mann and Sheriff Jim Wilson discuss taking cover as part of one's overall defensive plan.

Running A Shotgun

Richard Mann runs through setting up the Mossberg 590 shotgun for home defense.

Skills Check Live Video: The Failure Drill

In the first of what we hope will be many videos, Joe Kurtenbach demonstrates one of our Skills Check drills, the Failure Drill.

Short on Ammo, Long on Time, Part I

Even when you can't get to the range, even when you don't feel like dry-firing for the umpteenth time, there are ways to train to prepare yourself.

Short on Ammo, Long on Time, Part II

There are things we can do outside of the range to prepare us for confrontation. Second part in a series.

Achieving Zen - Strong Hand Drill

Mentioned in "The Zen of Shooting" is this strong-hand only drill.

Testing Your Rifle-Shooting Skills

Test your rifle-shooting skills with this old test endorsed by men like Townsend Whelen and Col. Jeff Cooper.

First Shots: Ruger American Competition Pistol

Ruger's newly released Competition variant of the American pistol series brings a match-ready handgun to the product line.

Skills Check Live: The "Pick A Spot" Drill

Some drills are well-suited to start or conclude a range session, like the “Pick-a-Spot” drill from Il Ling New of Gunsite Academy.

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