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Two Plus Two

Speed loading, speed reloading or just plain getting the gun reloaded quickly is an essential skill for both competition and combat.

Talking Double

Some defensive handgunning terms require further explanation. Such is the case with the double tap, hammer and controlled pair.

The 250 Drill

Back in the dark ages when Jeff Cooper established the American Pistol Institute (API) at Gunsite Ranch, his initial course offering was API 250, a five-and-a-half day pistol class.

Change-Up Drill

Pistol shooters have a shared addiction: shooting quickly on steel targets. There's something about the bang and clang and instant gratification that keeps us hammering away at steel.

Why You Can Always Improve Your Shooting Skills

Spend some time moving your benchmark and you'll quickly realize you can always improve your shooting skills, no matter how proficient you've become.

Off-Season Rifle Drills: Keep Your Skills Sharp

Don’t let the winter months get your rifle skills down. Instead, try these quick precision-rifle drills to keep things fresh.

6 Skill-Building Plate-Rack Drills for Rifles, Pistols and Shotguns

Do you have an appetite for skill development? Load up on steel targets to acquire shooting abilities by the plateful.

Laser Ready

Firearm lasers are as thick as shoppers at Walmart on the first of the month.

The 2x2x2 Drill

When faced with multiple threats, the temptation for panicked double-taps is great, but the 2x2x2 drill combines speed with fluidity when seconds count. Photo by Bryce M.Towsley

Shotgun Drills

Practice these steps to become a better shotgunner, whether for self-defense or practical sport.

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