“I Can’t Believe This Is Happening …
… And I Don’t Know What To Do!”
Apparently, whoever said that didn’t have a plan. What’s worse, they didn’t even know that they didn’t have a plan. Because they never thought that they’d need a plan … for this!
Whatever THIS is, it took them completely by surprise.
We often forget that even really good people in really good neighborhoods living really good lives, can be confronted with really really bad things. Continue reading →
The Key to the Modern Technique of the Pistol
Whenever we talk about training — whether for self defense or any other type of learning that has an influence on behavior — we must consider three fundamental aspects of how we learn and how we apply what we’ve learned in our daily activity. Continue reading →
Stoppage Drills Using a 1911 Style Pistol
Whether we call them Stoppage Drills or Malfunction Drills, or simply Clearing a Jam, whenever your pistol goes click (or worse) when you want it to go bang, you have a problem.
Knowing how to quickly assess and remedy that problem may be the difference between surviving the encounter, or not. Continue reading →
Let’s take a look at the classic 5-Count Drawstroke, and why I have come to prefer a 4-Count Drawstroke.
I’m not saying that one is necessarily better than the other: each has its attendant advantages. However, I will say that I personally have come to prefer the 4-Count Drawstroke. Continue reading →
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We have compiled a few 1911 Pistol Animations. These are videos from the web showing the internal operations of the 1911 Pistol.
Understanding how your 1911 Pistol works is a fundamental step toward the mastery of this fine weapon. Below are a few outstanding animations we have come across that explain the 'magic' behind John Moses Browning's beloved handgun design. Continue reading →