This episode was the hardest one for me to record in the history of this show. But I got through it. I talked about my recent experience working with some new shooters and about the shooting at the baseball field in Washington D.C. I also briefly discuss some modifications I made to my S&W Shield pistol.
Last weekend I took a 3 day training class on how to use a red dot sighted pistol, taught by Jon Payne of Suarez International. I also interview Dr. John Edeen in this episode and discuss some listener emails regarding a DGU and training without eye glasses.
Happy Easter! Last weekend I took Tom Givens’ 2 day Combative Pistol class, so in this episode you get to hear about it.
I interviewed a couple of experienced shooters to find out what they do to prepare for using their firearms in self defense.
First I answer some listener voice mails then discuss gun clichés and target shooting.
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The recent shooting at UCSB got me thinking about gun rights, so I begin this episode with some thoughts on that subject. In the 2nd segment, I discuss what happens to your vision when you’re in the stress of a gunfight.
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A very large number of citizens who defend their life with a gun, do so in low light or night time conditions. Yet, due to range availability, most people practice and train in daylight. It’s a completely different world, shooting at night and incorporating a flashlight or weapon mounted light while shooting. It’s also tough to identify your target. This episode is about using lights, night sights, red dot optics and more, in low light and night time shooting.
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Ben Branam discusses how to properly rack the slide on a semi auto pistol. A lot of new shooters have difficulties with this. Especially new shooters who are women who don’t have a lot of hand strength. Even some men don’t properly rack the slide even though they have plenty of strength. Some even cause malfunctions by doing it incorrectly.
This week is about the differences between military and civilian firearms training. Ben Branam joins me to discuss this topic. His military firearms training experiences clearly point out the advantages and disadvantages of both methods. There are some very good points and bad points about each. We discuss team tactics, defensive tactics and more. We also discuss how they can be applied in every day life.