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David Kenik demonstrating a right angle draw stroke

Concealed Carry

To Shoot Faster, Stop Thinking

There are a couple of often-used axioms when it comes to speeding up our draw stroke and shooting: “Slow is smooth, smooth is fast” and “reduce motion to increase speed,” also known as “Conservation of Motion.” Both concepts are valid. It certainly makes sense that the fewer number of movements that you make and the less distance that you cover, the faster your action will be, but many things are easier said then done.

index finger wrapping over the trigger on an AR-15

General

Pro-Athlete Marksmanship Training

You name the sport and it’ll have some form of dry firing. Why? Because dry fire practice works. The beauty of dry fire practice with a rifle or handgun is that it’s free, quiet, painless, and safe. And it will make you a much, much, much better shot—because you have time to think.

Target's view of man firing a pistol

General

Maintaining Skills

You have learned to shoot a handgun well, but that does not mean you can rest on your laurels. Now you must maintain these skills. That is the hard part and requires discipline. Through diligent practice, drills, and perhaps some advanced training, you may also increase these skills. In this article, Bob Campbell has penned a few thoughts and observations learned from a career of handling a firearm as a LEO and a trainer to help you in your quest to master the handgun.

Picture shows a young woman holding a pistol to a target.

Safety and Training

Keeping Your Eyes on the Target: The Importance of Setting Shooting Goals

Where would you be without goals? Every successful competition shooter sets goals while training and practicing, as well as any athlete. To be a better shooter, you must set yourself a specific goal and figure out the ways to reach it. Psychologists say that even the act of attempting to achieve a goal makes us happier people—not to mention a better shot! If you feel like you have stagnated, gotten bored and that shooting isn’t fun anymore, why not set a new goal for your shooting? In this article, I will guide you through the steps to setting a goal.

Safety and Training

How to Fix Anticipating the Recoil

New shooters tend to ask me, “How badly is that gun going to kick?” Brand new female shooters in particular psyche themselves up for a gun to hurt them. Even more experienced shooters aren’t immune to flinching. However, flinching or anticipating the recoil affects accuracy. I have five simple tricks to help freeze the flinch and get you right on target in no time.