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Biases That Impede the Defensive Use of Firearms How Much Safety?
How Far Does Rule Three Go? Extreme Close-Quarters Battle
Just Close-Quarters Battle? Which, When?
If the Only Tool You Have... Dance with the One Yer Gonna Bring
Consistency Is Crucial Aiming Points
Head Shots - A Second Look Pelvis Shots - A Second Look
Shooting While Moving Tactical Reloads
One-Handed Reholstering Is Shooting a Martial Art?
Evolution of a Shooting Stance? Recoil Control?
"Pulling" Triggers - Just Semantics? Calling Shots and Resetting Triggers
Another Way to Move a Trigger The Trigger Control Fallacy - Updated
Hand Strength and Handguns Hand Size and Finger Placement
How Many Guns Do You Need? Oh, These Aging Eyes
The Perfect Is the Enemy of the Good Ammo-Specific Handguns?
Expansion Ratio Explained Open Carry and Handgun Retention
The Car-Gun Conundrum "I Train Navy SEAL's"

Biases That Impede the Defensive Use of Firearms

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How Much Safety?

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How Far Does Rule Three Go?

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Extreme Close-Quarters Battle

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Just Close-Quarters Battle?

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Which, When?

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"It is tempting, if the only tool you have...

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Dance with the One Yer Gonna Bring

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Consistency Is Crucial

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Aiming Points

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Head Shots - A Second Look

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Pelvis Shots - A Second Look

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Shooting While Moving

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Tactical Reloads

  • If you're using a five-round revolver of the .38/.357 persuasion the short crane may not give you enough clearance between the speedloader and the left grip panel to let you use a speedloader anyway. Since you may already be relying on something like a Speed Strip/QuickStrip, belt loops or a 2+2+2 pouch, why not learn how to reload on a fire-two/reload-two regimen?
  • This doesn't mean that you would want to train yourself to a strict cadence of only firing two rounds before returning to cover to reload. There's no reason not to vary it and fire three or four rounds some of the time. My point is that lack of a magazine to cram more rounds into your gun means that you might want to work an extra drill to develop some compensatory skill.
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    One-Handed Reholstering

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    Is Shooting a Martial Art?

    By placing the palms together, with the elbows touching the ribcage,
    one creates the "knife edge," a projection of the centerline of the body.
    This is a simply way to visualize the plane that projects from the spine
    through the sternum.

    (Illustration by Paige Robbins, from Defensive Use of Firearms: Revised
    and Updated
    , copyright © 2010, by Defensive Use of Firearms, LLC.)
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    Evolution of a Shooting Stance?

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    Recoil Control?

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    "Pulling" Triggers - Just Semantics?

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    Another Way to Move a Trigger

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    Calling Shots and Resetting Triggers

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    The Trigger Control Fallacy?

    UPDATE

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    Hand Strength and Handguns

    This is the petite student mentioned in the discussion of resetting triggers. While she does not use her dowel-and-weight device consistently, by relaxing onto the gun, she is back on target before the ejected case has reached the peak of its arc. This is an example of a dowel-and-weight device. In this case the weight is a brick that weighs about three pounds. The student on the left uses a one-pint water bottle. ("A pint's a pound, the world around.") The same weight is not right for everyone.
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    Hand Size and Finger Placement

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    How Many Guns Do You Need?

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    Oh, These Aging Eyes

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    The Perfect Is the Enemy of the Good

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    Ammo-Specific Handguns?

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    Expansion Ratio Explained

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    Open Carry and Handgun Retention

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    The Car-Gun Conundrum

    However you choose to carry or transport your firearms, make sure that you do so in compliance with local laws.

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    "I Train Navy SEAL's"

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