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TacTrainers Metal Airsoft Targets for Home Practice 

Posted on: September 5th, 2016 by admin No Comments

TacTrainers Metal Airsoft Targets for Home Practice

TacTrainers Metal Airsoft Targets for Home Practice in the garage. This is a quick pistol practice session with Matt utilizing Tactrainers metal Airlift targets. I saw friends Shawn and Jordan using them via social media so decided to pick some up. It was a great  investment that added to daily dry-fire micro practice sessions a couple times a week should help me stay proficient and improve.

These reduced size heavy metal targets are cheap, easy to assemble and provide visual and audible feedback. As a result, you get a very similar experience to shooting real steel targets. For safety, eye pro is a must as the Airsoft pellets fragment and come back at you.

Thanks guys for pointing these out to me. You can check out Tactrainers online over on YouTube and on Facebook.

 

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Defensive Shotgun Considerations

Posted on: September 5th, 2016 by admin No Comments

A few considerations regarding defensive shotgun ammunition management, patterning and multiple projectiles.

 

 

Defensive Shotgun Considerations

Ammunition management is an essential skill. Pick a couple of practical loading techniques that work for you on the move, in the dark and in a variety of positions and drill them extensively. This video is from our combative application & individual patterning drill using Federal Flight Control 00 Buck. Note the pattern on the target at 7 plus yards with head shots. We had four shooters running this load in this class with different shotguns. All demonstrated almost identical patterns. I recommend Federal Flight Control double aught and #1 buckshot loads for defensive applications.

Sight management and good shooting fundamentals are as essential with the shotgun as with any other firearm. It is not just a “point & shoot” gun despite what some will tell you.

Remember, multiple projectiles are discharged with each trigger press. Note the shell cup in the accompanying pic lodged into the 1/4in plywood backer. Can that cause serious injury? You are a responsible for all of the projectiles you send down range. Know how your shotgun patterns with each ammunition type and brand you have on hand at varied distances.

Measure maximum visual distance in your home such as down a hallway or across a living room. Pattern each shotgun with each ammunition out to that distance.

 

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Pistol Training & Practice

Posted on: September 2nd, 2016 by admin No Comments

A quick post expressing my personal feelings regarding firearms instruction, an “instructors” responsibility and efforts to stay proficient via training and practice.

TRAINING & PRACTICE: Practical Pistol Skills 1, Marietta NY. I won't ask you to do something I won't do myself. It's important to me that I demo each drill in front of everyone and sometimes actively participate in the class alongside the clients. It's important that clients see me doing what I expect them to do, to lead by example. This is also an opportunity for me to get some practice in. Due to my schedule I don't get to the range to practice as often as I'd like so I rely heavily on dry-fire at-home and while traveling. Shooting in classes tells me where I'm at. Every round, every execution of a mechanical skill has purpose and meaning, it tells me something. It doesn't matter to me what I used to be able to do or what I did yesterday, what matters is what I can do today or tomorrow. I make mistakes sometimes and that's a good thing. Training and practice is where we CAN and should get it wrong. It's through repeated training & practice that we learn, develop and maintain a consistent, repeatable and on demand level of skill so if the time comes to do it for real we are as close to ready as possible. Yesterday is irrelevant. What can you do today, what will you be capable of tomorrow? Go train. #picoftheday #pistol #practicalpistolskills #mdtstraining

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Firearms Training Feedback

Posted on: September 2nd, 2016 by admin No Comments

A little feedback from a client who attended one of our firearms training classes in the Syracuse, NY area.