Greg Ellifritz is one of a small handful of highest shelf trainers in the country . When he writes or speaks, I read or listen. In this article he is making exactly the same points, backed up by evidence, that I have been making for years... first, that the shotgun is the most powerful tool … Continue reading Shotguns for Home Protection — Active Response Training
I spent my entire life in Northern California. Born, bred… a fourth generation native whose family settled the north coast in 1850. Five years ago I left, and found my forever home. A considerable portion of my adult life was spent fighting the winds of political change that blew across the Golden State. I first … Continue reading The Last Time I Saw Carson City
I wrote at length a few months back on the value, if not necessity, for private persons to utilize pepper spray as a solid less lethal option for use of force in defensive encounters. This piece from The Tactical Professor offers some excellent points on tactics for deploying the spicy goodness at close quarters. As … Continue reading Pepper Spray window of opportunity
An excellent fundamental skills drill from Nate at That Shotgun Blog. This will really hone your emergency reloading skill.
There are not many shotgun specific drills out there beyond the really basic stuff. It is even harder to find “standards” type drills, or test, that have some sort of pass/fail metric. This one sort of gets us there. I think as more people shoot it, I will eventually assign time brackets for specific skill levels, like the FAST.
The good thing is, many drills designed for pistols can be adapted to the shotgun. That is essentially what I have done with this one. It is an adaptation of Langdon’s 9 Round Close Speed drill. Just without the headshots and some reloading because shotguns.
The drill is shot from 5 yards, which allows the use of birdshot or buckshot. The target used should be an IDPA target or some other target with an 8” high center chest scoring zone (there are a lot of them out there). Start position is…
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Hank Aaron passed away today. The world is diminished because of it. Aaron was, and always will be a giant in the baseball universe, and his breaking of the all time home run record in April of 1974 was a moment for all times in the game. But beyond that he was one of the … Continue reading Kindness is its own reward
No, sorry, this is not an article about dry practice. You should already be doing dry practice (a.k.a. “dry fire”) anyway. While the current ammunition shortage might have you doing more dry practice in order to preserve the ammunition supplies you have on hand, this article is more about training options you might want to […]Training … Continue reading Training Options During an Ammunition Shortage — CIVILIAN GUNFIGHTER
The Nevada Legislature An open letter to the incoming, both newly elected and returning, members of the Nevada Legislature's Republican caucus: With the 81st session of the Legislature set to open on February 1st, 2021, it is important for the incoming Republican caucus to understand what is expected by the voters who are sending them … Continue reading Holding the line
American politics will be even more poisoned and polarized than it has been for the last four years. Tens of millions of Americans will see themselves as disfranchised and believe that the greatest champion they have had in decades was illegally driven from power by the same deep state-media conspiracy he fought for four years.…Quote of … Continue reading Quote of the day—Patrick J. Buchanan — The View From North Central Idaho
Downtown Nashville after the bomb In this year of all years it seems somehow very unsurprising that someone or some group would stage an attack with a large bomb on Christmas morning in a major American city. What the motivation was, or who did it, is so far unclear. Yet, good news or bad, here … Continue reading Merry Christmas 2020
A dandy article from Lee Weems, one of the better instructors out there on all things shotgun. The story draws historic parallels to a topic I've written on in the past. Could we go there again? Link to That Weems Guy.