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Skills Check: Training to Shoot a Handgun with Both Hands

Simply alternating your handgun from one hand to the other between rounds helps to develop your skills with both hands while conserving ammunition.

The Perfect Shooting Drill to Save Ammo

As far as I can tell, ammunition remains expensive and in short supply, so here’s another drill that consumes only 10 rounds. But there’s a problem: It’s a bit addictive and you may want to shoot it several times and with several variations.

How to Refine Your Trigger Press

Jeff Cooper called it the Baja California shot, a hit landing low-left from the point-of-aim due to jerking the trigger. Imagine shooting at a map of the United States and you’ll get the idea. True for a right-handed shooter, I suppose we could call it the Florida shot for a left-handed shooter, although I never heard the Colonel describe it that way.

Surviving Ammogeddon: Low-Round-Count Training

Given today’s restrictive ammunition shortages, how can you best utilize your time and limited resources to maintain and even further develop your shooting skills? The short answer is to train smart by optimizing your firearms training.

Skills Check: The Debbie Drill

Steady customers are a good thing, but customers who become friends are more valuable yet. Such is the case with a group that comes to Gunsite every year for a family reunion. Comprised of the family of a Medal of Honor recipient, their associates and friends, this group has trained at the school for more than 20 years and now they’re bringing their grown children to the event. That’s what you call a long-standing relationship.

How to Maintain Pistol Marksmanship During the Ammo Shortage

The following drill will help maintain essential marksmanship skills while keeping the round count low.

How to Maximize Your Training During the Ammo Shortage

In the midst of the ammo shortage, there is still a way to maximize your training.

How to Become a Master of Dry-Fire Practice

You can practice more than just your trigger pull without live ammunition, which is good when ammo is in short supply.

Why You Should Train with the Handgun You Carry

No matter what size pistol you carry for personal protection, practice is essential.

Revolver Reload Drill

If you rely on a wheelgun for protection, practice reloading. The procedure is more involved than for a semi-automatic pistol.

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