Training & Handling

Like anything, learning to shoot your gun or training to improve your skills takes practice, time and commitment. There are numerous important skills that all must be learned and mastered to then all come together for safe and accurate shooting. Here the skills are presented individually and explained. 

 

 

Dirt Medicine - The Basics

Dirt Medicine - The Basics

On the side of the highway. In the middle of the forest. Out in the desert. In the kitchen, the backyard or the playground. This is where dirt medicine takes place. It is not based on clinical environments or textbook theories, it is based on the real-world application of life saving techniques and current best practic..

The Importance of Scenario Based Training

The Importance of Scenario Based Training

Scenario based training not only grows our defensive shooting skills, it also grows our psychological and emotional skills to effectively deal with a violent attack. It won't just be our ability to shoot a gun and hit a target that protects us, it will be our ability to mentally stay in control, deal with the stress an..

Tactical Firearms Training and Women

Tactical Firearms Training and Women

Here is the first of 3 videos on the subject of tactical training and women with special guest Glen Stilson of Independence Training  ..

Gun Scopes 101 - How To Use & Find The Best Scope

Gun Scopes 101 - How To Use & Find The Best Scope

Gun Scopes 101 - How To Use & Find The Best Scope If you've ever considered getting a gun scope but you're not sure where to start, whether you are a beginner or simply need more info on gun scopes, this crash course into gun scopes is designed for you. The decision to own a gun is a serious decision, one th..

Firearm Condition Readiness: Condition 0, Condition 1, Condition 2, Condition 3, Condition 4 — What Do They All Mean?

Firearm Condition Readiness: Condition 0, Condition 1, Condition 2, Condition 3, Condition 4 — What Do They All Mean?

Republished with permission from our friends at Concealed Nation Firearm conditions are primarily a way to declare the readiness of the weapon.  For instance, if you’re on the firing line and the range safety officer calls out “cease fire, cease fire, unload, show, clear — weapons at Condition 4″ — it’..

Shooting Hygiene: How To Deal With Lead Exposure

Shooting Hygiene: How To Deal With Lead Exposure

Republished with permission from our friends at Concealed Nation Ingesting lead is a serious thing, and can cause numerous problems for people with constant exposure. As you’re likely aware, you come into contact with lead during every trip to the range. You even come into contact with it each time you hand..

Front Sight Focus - Chris Sajnog

Front Sight Focus - Chris Sajnog

This is an outstanding video by Chris Sajnog that will have lightbulbs going off over your head.  Are the circles spinning?  Now - take a look at the image below and  focus, really focus on the front sight and see what happens!    Watch the complete video and learn how ..

Gun Range Etiquette

Gun Range Etiquette

Republished with permission from our friends at Concealed Nation We recently posted an article dealing with gun shop etiquette and felt it would be a nice follow up to write about range etiquette as well. When dealing with firearms, there are things that each of us should be aware of as they have thei..

How to Develop a Smooth Double-Action Pull

How to Develop a Smooth Double-Action Pull

Republished with permission from our friends at Concealed Nation Trigger control is one of the fundamental elements of shooting. Combined with grip, stance, sight alignment and breathing, you must master trigger control to shoot accurately, quickly, and with confidence. If you carry a double-action revolver, DA..

Frequency of Use - How Often Should You Clean and Practice With Your EDC

Frequency  of Use - How Often Should You Clean and Practice With Your EDC

Republished with permission from our friends at Concealed Nation A pressing subject for all those that enjoy the freedom of Every Day Carry: When is the right time to take that firearm from the holster and give it a good cleaning and some range time? Personally, I feel practice on a weekly basis should be a prio..

The Well Armed Woman Shooting Team

The Well Armed Woman Shooting Team

Follow the team on FACEBOOK I am so exited to announce the formation of The Well Armed Woman Shooting Team! You may be wondering: "I thought TWAW was about empowering women for their personal protection?" Well you are right and that's exactly why we have formed the team! You see, nothing hones our defensive fi..

Gun Training for Women

Gun Training for Women

So, you've just bought your first gun and now it’s time to consider your training.  The choices you make for your gun training is as important as the decision to own a gun.  As with any important decision in life, it is important to do research on the subject ahead of time to arm yourself with the knowle..

Training Women To Train Women

Training Women To Train Women

It is no longer a news flash - women have been and are coming to the world of firearms in huge numbers and with passion. Ranges and firearm training schools are flooded with these feminine firearm freshmen eager to learn everything there is to know about guns and how to use them safely and effectively. At The Well Arme..

Gun Safety For Women

Gun Safety For Women

I think women are just wired for safety. We are always looking out for the safety of others and have a very healthy fear of "dangerous" things. Gun Safety for women is a natural fit. Now, don't get cocky and think because we are  naturally predisposed to being safe means that these gun safety rules or the practice..

Trigger Pull Technique

Trigger Pull Technique

Pulling the trigger on a gun is serious business, a skill that we must learn to do correctly and with the proper technique to be a safe and effective shooter. Here we will review trigger pull technique for the women shooter. Pulling the trigger on a revolver is typically very different than pulling the trigger on..

What Do You Need To Get As A New Shooter

What Do You Need To Get As A New Shooter

What Do You Need? Well, that depends. It depends on what your primary purpose of owning a firearm is. EVERY gun owner needs the following: INSTRUCTION - quality instruction is necessary under all circumstances. Ideally this is not a loved one. Although well meaning, only a trained and experienced profe..

Carrying A Round In the Chamber

Carrying A Round In the Chamber

We know to best defend ourselves and our loved ones we must be ready, equipped and know what to do if necessary. Winning and surviving is about having the edge in the fight, whether that is in time, equipment, skill, and perhaps even in luck. What an interesting topic this is. Take a moment and view the video first...

The Importance Of Practicing With Your Gun

The Importance Of Practicing With Your Gun

Spending some quality time and practicing with your gun is one of the most important things you can do, not only when you first purchase your gun, but on an ongoing basis. This "introduction" period with your new gun is extremely important, whether it is your first gun or a new addition to your collection. If you w..

Sighting Your Gun

Sighting Your Gun

Learning how to aim a handgun is one of the most basic skills you will learn when you first acquire your firearm. Properly aiming the handgun is not only a basic part of its normal use, but it is also a vital part of basic firearm safety. If you find yourself defending your life with a firearm, aiming should be a h..

Shooting Stance For Women

Shooting Stance For Women

There are a number of shooting stances and certainly there are some strong opinions vouching for each! There are, however, some very important aspects of the shooting stance that are necessary for accuracy, speed and safety. I will discuss the variations below and you can adopt the appropriate stance for you. Don't get..

Racking The Slide Of Your Gun

Racking The Slide Of Your Gun

Just words "Rack The Slide" can sound like fingernails scratching on a blackboard or can cause you to feel pain in your arthritic hands. This really doesn't have to be so, why  because believe it or not it's not about strength and you don't need manly hands and arms to rack the slide effectively. It is all abo..

Proper Gun Grip

Proper Gun Grip

Getting a proper grip on your gun is very important. Your gun must become an extension of your hand and arm as it replaces the finger in pointing at an object so proper gun grip is essential. Gun grip effects your sighting (aim), your balance, your ability to work the hammer (on a revolver) to pull the trigger, to work..

Loading & Unloading Your Gun - Semi-Auto

Before loading any firearm, thoroughly read the owners manual for specific loading instructions for your firearm. Remember The Four Rules apply ALWAYS so keep them in force while loading and unloading your firearm. The Four Rules Are: All guns are always loaded. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are..

Loading & Unloading Your Gun - Revolver

Loading & Unloading Your Gun - Revolver

Before loading any firearm, thoroughly read the owners manual for specific loading instructions for your firearm. Remember The Four Rules apply ALWAYS so keep them in force while loading and unloading your firearm. The Four Rules Are: All guns are always loaded. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are..

Hearing Protection For Women Shooters

Hearing Protection For Women Shooters

Hearing protection is a neglected necessity. I see so many photos of women not wearing any ear protection  and it has made me stop and wonder why. I believe it is the perceived inconvenience coupled with not having a full understanding of how important it is. Let's cover the basics first. Hearing pr..

Dry-fire Practice For The Woman Shooter

Dry-fire Practice For The Woman Shooter

Practice is an important component of training. Dry-fire practice for the woman shooter is an important component of gun ownership. Dry-fire practice is an important part of safe gun handling and usage and practice is necessary if you plan on being successful in the event you find your self defending yourself or those ..

Drawing Your Gun

Drawing Your Gun

Drawing your gun is directly connected to how you holster your gun. How to move through the draw depends entirely on where you draw your gun from. Your decision on how to conceal and carry your firearm is a very important one and there is a multitude of factors to consider when selecting your method. The clothing you w..

Clearing A Misfeed

Clearing A Misfeed

Malfunctions can happen with all machines, and so it is with a gun. Learning the techniques to clear a misfeed in your gun and deal with them quickly and safely is very important. There are a number of causes for malfunctions with your gun. They can be caused by the ammunition not performing correctly, the gun itse..