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Mental Focus vs. Mental Awareness

Shooting at the very edge of your skills envelope requires tremendous mental focus and well-developed shooting awareness. However, some shooters believe that shooting awareness and mental focus are one in the same. They are not. Using pistol shooting (combat or competition) as an example, what is the difference between the two and how can it help you hone your shooting skills to a razor’s edge?

Building The Combat Mindset

Going to the range and pressing the trigger is only the beginning of armed self-defense. Creating a combat mindset requires no trigger time at all.

Is Mindset or Gear More Important?

Keeping your head in the game is better for your safety than buying the latest gear.

Controlling the Reactionary Gap

More space equals more time equals more opportunity to solve the tactical problem. The converse is also true: Less space equals less time equals fewer opportunities to solve the tactical problem. How can you create and control the reactionary gap affording you a tactical advantage when bad things happen to good people?

Avoiding Workplace Violence

Sheriff Jim explains how the will to fight and an understanding of your surroundings are the keys to avoiding workplace violence

Amazing Powers of Observation

There's a difference between looking and seeing--one has to do with letting light into the eyes, the other has to do with actually observing what is going on around you.

Managing Unknown Contacts

Keep potential trouble at a distance where you can deal with it appropriately.

What You Don’t Hear Can Put You in Danger

Our ability to hear and understand verbal commands is severely limited when lives are on the line.

Making Quick Decisions

Having a plan in place, even if it isn't perfect, is a lot better than making something up on the spot when lives are on the line.

Time Vs Timing

Unlocking the secrets of a speedy draw

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