For years the preferred back up gun for peace officers and private citizens was a small J-Frame size revolver. In the last few years, however, small subcompact semiautomatic handguns that function just like the primary—and in many cases use the same magazine—have become available and might make more sense for a secondary gun.
The advantages of training with a sub-caliber rifle have long been advocated by experts. Highly recommended is a rifle that can be set up just like your work or self-defense rifle, as all the manipulations are the same but using less expensive ammunition. Those repetitions will pay big dividends on the range or, more importantly,Watch Now >>
Rob Pincus discusses the errors that can be created when shooters training on static targets spend too much time, effort and energy trying to isolate their firearm unrealistically from moving at all while shooting. Real fights are dynamic and your target is very unlikely to be completely still. Having a smooth trigger press while maintainingWatch Now >>
Chris Collins of ATAP Training is on the range to demonstrate the rhythm drill, one of many pistol shooting drills for speed and accuracy. After getting a few hits on target, find the rhythm with the trigger to continue getting consistent hits. In this way, you can shoot faster by applying the same fundamentals.Watch Now >>
If you have ever been in a fight, you know there is a high probability that it will end upon the ground. Learning to shoot from other than standing in a perfect stance is a critical skill set for self-defense, but is often not allowed on any ranges. In this video, Gander Mountain Academy InstructorWatch Now >>