Crowding Cover means getting too close to an object and it can have major consequences for self-defense and competition. By crowding Cover (whether it’s a barricade, wall, barrel, etc.) you limit your options for target transition, reduce your speed, and in defensive situations increase the likelihood of your attacker being better able to cause you […]
When shooting a rifle, it can be challenging to hold it steady. Pay close attention to your body and breathing patterns to help you make an accurate shot. Each shooter has a different body type, so use this as a guide to find what is right for you.
One of the most important rules in a gunfight is to avoid being in the path of incoming rounds. And one of the popular sayings is that you need to “Get Off The ‘x’.”But that’s where bumper-sticker answers do us a disservice and cause us to buy into training myths about shooting on the move. In this video, Mike Ox demonstrates how you can move at a high rate of speed and still make consistent hits with your carry gun.
When I think of writing journals, I picture a leather bound book with 50 or so blank pages and an inspirational quote scripted on the top of each page. For the life of me, I cannot force myself to sit down and pen my daily thoughts, dreams, mishaps, etc. The A Girl & A Gun (AG & AG) Shooting Journal, turns this old thinking upside down. I am utilizing the book at all my shooting events from goal setting to goalkeeping, from dry fire to live fire, and from measuring to analyzing.
There are times when you must stop firing and clear the firearm. Clear & Make Safe is the action of unloading the firearm, confirming the magazine is out and there is no round in the chamber, and safely returning the firearm to the bench or the holster.
When you go to the range, it is important that you set up your shooting workspace to be safe and efficient. In these videos, Tatiana Whitlock walks you through the equipment so that you can be prepared for your practice session at the range.
The range is not the place to be very fashion conscious. While you can dress cute and there are more fashionable safety accessories on the market than ever before, dressing for safety is most important. In this video Tatiana Whitlock and Heather Eckert explain how to dress for success for a training class. Starting from […]
In my family, we are firearms instructors, competitive shooters, hunters, and have guns for self defense. There was a lot of talk about guns with our children because it was extremely important for us to model the “healthy respect and fear” one should have of a firearm. I say the word “fear” and cringe a […]
Guarding your Castle is a hot topic, often heatedly discussed with little to no real understanding of the issue at hand. In the past a high-visible and very powerful politician gave advice about blasting a couple rounds in the air with a shotgun to scare away a home invader. It’s important to turn to the experts for more appropriate advice.
In this video, Tatiana Whitlock demonstrates two different techniques to using the slide stop to chamber a pistol round.