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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.

It’s 90-Percent Mental

The physical act of shooting isn’t tremendously difficult; most of the complicated stuff is in your head.

On-Demand Drills

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

Shortcuts to Shooting Success?

You are a corporate executive who has become interested in personal protection with a handgun and handgun shooting for recreation as well. Your time is limited, and the level of your shooting ability is dismal, to say the least.

Managing Unknown Contacts

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

Remembering Bill Jordan

Bill Jordan and I became friends in about 1976 and remained so until his death in 1997. Born in Louisiana in 1911, Jordan had a lengthy career in the U.S. Border Patrol, interrupted by World War II service as a fighting Marine.

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.

Effective Practice for Perishable Skills

Shooting skills are perishable if not practiced often. Steve Tarani offers tips on ways to practice to keep your shooting skills sharp.

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