I am teaching the Beginner’s Handgun class just about every Saturday and Sunday in the Washington, DC Metro Area. Lecture-only courses are $75 per student. Introduction to Firearms Home Defense Personal Defense Outside the Home Child Safety “Beyond the Gun”

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Course AAR: Close Quarters Pistol with Active Response Training

This was an awesome class! If Greg is in your area, go to his class! From Close Quarters Pistol with Active Response Training by Tim • October 23, 2014 One of the benefits of the recent uptick in concealed carry permits is

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Business Intelligence for Firearms Trainers

What is Business Intelligence? Business intelligence (BI) is the set of techniques and tools for the transformation of raw data into meaningful and useful information for business analysis purposes. How can it help me as a firearms instructor? It can

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Mugging Caught on Camera in New Orleans French Quarter

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Situational Awareness and Positioning (part IV)

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Originally posted on tacticalprofessor:
There are so many times in a day when you have to let people into your space. I think we have to accept it. My tolerance changes radically when I’m in transitional areas like parking lots…

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Situational Awareness and Positioning (part III)

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Originally posted on tacticalprofessor:
When he got within 5 or 6 feet… Lawler leveled the Glock and fired once, hitting DeCosta in the groin. Man pulls 13-inch knife during fight, gets shot A previous post discussed The Tueller Principle, or…

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Why the Knife? – Personal Defense Network

Why the Knife? – Personal Defense Network By Chris Fry I was recently asked why I’m so quick to recommend a knife, not a gun, as a primary personal-protection tool. For the purposes of this article, what I mean by a

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Man practicing open carry law robbed of gun

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GRESHAM, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A man practicing his open carry right was robbed of the gun he was openly carrying. William Coleman III was robbed of his Walter- brand P22 just after 2:00 a.m.…

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Not all Tourniquets are Created Equal

Excellent articles from Active Response Training Not all Tourniquets are Created Equal | Active Response Training. This is a guest article from my friend Jonathan Willis.  Jonathan is a veteran fire department lieutenant, paramedic, and instructor.  He teaches the “Real World Trauma” classes

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The Universal Draw Stroke

Originally posted on Growing Up Guns:
“The Draw Stroke is the Draw Stroke is the Draw Stroke.” -Paul Gomez explaining the drawstroke from several unorthodox positions Paul Gomez, the personal protection integrator who passed away well before this time, once…

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Shooting yourself by accident

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Originally posted on tacticalprofessor:
I’m not so sure about the empirical reality of the Farnham [sic] idea: “The person most likely to shoot you is YOU. Why? Because you’re always there.” It just seems incorrect to say, so I am…

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