Training Principles

You Should Be Tracking Your Training

You Should Be Tracking Your Training

Training isn't always a Good Thing - good training is a Good Thing, and good record keeping makes it better. Today Jared Ross is gonna help you maximize the time, energy, effort and money you put into training. [content_block id=79358...

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Risk management principles and the firearm | no such thing as “safe”

Risk management principles and the firearm | no such thing as “safe”

The Four Safety Rules are a remarkably effective system of layered risk management strategies.  But they aren’t the only strategies we have available, and in many activities, they simply aren’t enough.  Which of the Four Safety Rules prevents a piece of t-shirt or old worn-out leather (or hybrid) holster getting caught in a trigger guard and pressing the trigger during reholstering?  Which of the Four Safety Rules prevents a piece of shrapnel from bouncing off a target back into a shooter’s eyes at the range?  The Four Safety Rules are great for reducing the risk associated with unintentionally pressing the trigger with your finger, and the Second Rule is a great mitigation for almost any type of unintentional discharge.  But there are many other risks associated with operating a firearm, and we need to manage those risks, too.

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Train on a budget with focused low round count range exercises

Train on a budget with focused low round count range exercises

All you need to keep your skills intact is about fifteen minutes and fifty rounds a week. This is the exact program I used when I was working patrol and then assigned to a specialized unit where my range time was limited. Now look, this isn’t going to get you better. It’s a pure sustainment program and is what I consider the bare minimum for anyone who carries a pistol professionally. If you added a couple of five-minute dry practice sessions per week, you’d be way ahead of the game, but hey…let’s not get all crazy here.

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Stress Proofing Skills

Stress Proofing Skills

For something a little different this month we teamed up with the folks at 88 Tactical to bring you knowledge from someone who's been there and done that. Trevor Thrasher (yes, that's his real name) is here to tell you about a couple recent life lessons. Now, on to...

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Shot Timers or No? Metrics and Mediocrity

Shot Timers or No? Metrics and Mediocrity

This post on Shot Timers and performance is brought to you in it's entirety by Strategic Armory Corps. a member of JTF Awesome Shot timers or not? Are they of any real use? We like a good round or three of debate if learning occurs, and of course if it's civil...

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Know Your Wrenches

Know Your Wrenches

Knowing your wrenches is an important part of any line of work, Law Enforcement is no different - in this article Cowan explains what that means. I've been in law enforcement for some time now. I...

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