Getting Faster – Its not magic, its work…

Speed and accuracy are the great equalizers on the range. They provide a simple, factual reference on your performance. Almost every pistol competition you shoot has an element of time in its scoring. In USPSA (United States Practical Shooting Association) your hit factor is determined by the number of points you score divided by the time it took you to shoot them. In IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Association) you’re scored off of your total time plus time added on for inaccuracy and penalties. The holes in the target are the second, easy to measure, indication of your performance.
It almost always pays to be faster in competition, and to have the skills to be faster in real life is never going to hurt you. The question I am constantly asked by my fellow competitors, other shooters, and clients on the range is how do I get faster? The answer is … Read more »

PTSD – What Combat Mindset Means After Combat…

This week we are publishing a guest article from a Marine, author, and guest lecturer; Dan Sheehan. Dan has just released his second book, Continuing Actions. His personal experience with, extensive research on, and tips for moving beyond the suffering caused by PTSD may be the difference between surviving a violent encounter and living a complete life after a violent encounter.

About the Author: Dan Sheehan spent twelve years in the Marine Corps as an AH-1W Dan Sheehan - PTSD - Aegis Academy - Continuing Actionshelicopter gunship pilot. He served two combat tours in Iraq: The first as a pilot during the 2003 invasion, and the second as a ground Forward Air Controller with Marine Corps Special Operations Command, Detachment One in 2004. He was awarded several medals for heroism in combat, including the Bronze Star w/V. When he’s not writing or chasing his kids he’s usually on, or under, the ocean. He has written two books and Read more »

Handgun Defense Ammunition Terminal Ballistics

Aegis Academy - Howard Hall - Handgun Defense Ammunition Terminal Ballistics - Concealed CarryAs gun ownership and concealed carry steadily rise throughout the United States, more people are seeking information on finding the training and the tools to best prepare themselves for personal defense.  While there is no shortage of literature provided by gun and ammunition manufacturers, there are too many variables to unequivocally cite a single gun and ammunition combination which is the best or most effective for all shooters in all circumstances.  This article will discuss Handgun Defense Ammunition Terminal Ballistics in order to provide the information to help you determine what may be “best” for you.

As stated above, there is no shortage of ammunition advertisements making outrageous claims disguised as scientific research. This is especially true in the case of the G2 RIP (Radically Invasive Projectile).  I’ve even dedicated an article titled “Personal Defense Ammunition: Hype, Hyperbole, and Common Sense” to dispel and debunk some of the … Read more »

Common Sense Gun Control

Its really not that hard if you look at the facts!

Microsoft Word - We are the new lepers 03.docxAs we look back at the locations mass murderers, or would be mass murderers, choose to attack, the number of times a “gun free zone” is chosen over an alternative location is staggering. This should not be a surprise to anyone with a basic understanding of human behavior. Do mass murders consciously choose to attack unarmed citizens? Of course they do! Why would anyone with any common sense and even a basic grasp of risk choose to attack armed citizens if they had an unarmed group that could meet their goals?

We like to write off mass murders as insane. Most likely they are, but that does not mean they are incapable of calculation and lack common sense. When we look at serial killers, we expect detailed and extensive planning to avoid detection, which is unfortunately … Read more »