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Skills Check: Two by Two

What’s the difference between a tactical reload and a speed, or emergency, reload? We teach both at Gunsite and, while I hope you never have to perform a speed load in a gunfight, I’m pretty sure you’re going to do tac loads routinely as part of your regular practice or even day-to-day carry.

Colt Python 3-inch

Is it my fault? Maybe. You see, two years ago when Colt introduced its new Python revolvers at a Gunsite media event, I was let in on a secret. After signing my life away in a non-disclosure agreement, I was told the next revolver would be an Anaconda chambered in .44 Mag. (it was) and, following that, a 2.5-inch-barreled Python. 

On-Demand Drills

When a life-threatening encounter occurs, are your skills up to the task?

Self Defense Myths

Knowing the laws of the land is just as important as knowing how to shoot.

The New 250 Drill Skills Check

Evolution can be defined as any process of growth or development. Applying this to a training doctrine, we have seen a continual evolution of the Modern Technique since Jeff Cooper came down from the mountain and introduced it to the world through the training program at a place now referred to simply as Gunsite.

Spring Cleaning

Straightening up the house also means straightening up your personal defense gear.

Skills Check: Shooting at Close Range

Back in the Dark Ages, we called it a speed rock, a name that came from the FBI, as I recall. At Gunsite, we call it shooting from retention; shooting one-handed at very close range with the pistol tucked back in along the rib cage.

Skills Check: Precision Hits at Multiple Distances

We use head shots for a couple of reasons in our classes at Gunsite. The tactical reason is the need to shut an attacker down, instantly, by delivering a well-placed shot to the central-nervous system.

Skills Check: Dave's Drill

Former police officer, SWAT team member, firearm trainer and author Dave Spaulding is one of the good guys. He is retiring from teaching on the road, where his Handgun Combatives training program has been in high demand for many years, but there remains a wealth of information in his written works and on his handguncombatives.com website.

How to Practice Transitioning from Rifle to Handgun

When practicing with both a rifle and a handgun, it is important to hone not only your marksmanship skills, but also your ability to transition from rifle to handgun in a safe and efficient manner.

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