Tactical Shooting Under Stress: Navy SEAL Debunks The 3 Biggest Myths!

Close Quarters Tactical Shooting Under Stress For Self-Defense
Jeff Anderson
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Be honest: Where have you done most of your shooting training?

If you answered, “at the shooting range,” you’re not alone.

People think a live-fire shooting range is the best place to acquire real-life defensive shooting skills.

The problem is…

That’s wrong!

In fact, it’s DEAD WRONG.

If you rely solely on static range shooting, you won’t be acquiring the necessary force-on-force skills you need to stay alive.

Not long ago I talked this over with combat expert Chris Sajnog.

Here’s what he explained to me about the biggest myths when it comes to shooting under threat.

What A Navy SEAL Has To Say About The 3 Biggest Myths Of Shooting Under Stress!

Close Quarters Tactical Shooting Under Stress For Self-Defense
Tactical Shooting Under Stress For Self-Defense
Chris Sajnog

Over and over again, shooters tend to repeat what they’ve been told.

They’re relying on what they consider to be “conventional wisdom.”

After all, if it’s always been done that way, shouldn’t we keep doing it like that?

Well, no.

That “conventional wisdom” often just isn’t.

It often boils down to these three myths:

Myth #1: Shooting At The Range Is Enough

The range ISN’T enough.

You need to use all kinds of other methods and training environments to train for self-defense, including where you might actually be using these skills.

You can’t train with live fire at home, where you’re going to need to use your gun.

But it’s much more realistic to practice force-on-force at home when training for home-defense.

That means using airsoft and other training simulators so you can work those skills in the proper environment.

Myth #2: You Can’t Use Your Sights Under Stress

People believe that you can’t focus on your front sight when you’re under stress.

In a way, that’s true.

If you’re training “normally,” like most people are taught, then you go to a range and fire rounds at a paper target.

If that’s all the training you do, no, you won’t be able to focus on your front sight.

But if you train under stress with something like airsoft, and you get your mind in a place where you are able to focus under stress on your front sight, you WILL be able to do it.

If you train correctly under appropriate stress, in other words, you’ll be able to use your sights when it counts.

Myth #3: You Can’t Shoot Accurately Under Stress

Repetition and muscle memory is building neural pathways.

You’re building the ability in your brain to send a neural impulse that allows you to focus on your front sight under stress.

Because you’re under stress, what happens is that your brain releases all these hormones.

That’s what tends to give us these reactions, these stress responses, that most people are used to.

You can therefore avoid that through proper training.

In other words, repetition and muscle memory, under stress, develop the appropriate neural pathways for shooting accurately while under threat. 

This is the key to training to survive when it counts.

This is how you must train to use a a gun to protect yourself.

How Were You Taught To Shoot? Do You Focus On Your Front Sight With One Or Both Eyes?

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MCS 303 – Weird (But Effective) Tactical Training Tips From A Navy SEAL

Weird But Effective Tactical Training Tips From A Navy SEAL
Weird But Effective Tactical Training Tips From A Navy SEAL
Weird But Effective Tactical Training Tips From A Navy SEAL

Have you thought about the need to become more “tactical?”

Being “tactical” means something very specific:

It’ means you’re more prepared than the challenges that you’ll come up against.

It means that no matter what happens… …you’ll be ready…

…and you WON’T FIGHT FAIR!

But how do you actually become “more tactical?”

As it turns out, there are some weird (but really effective) tactical training tips that you adopt that will help with this!

In this week’s podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival’s Jeff Anderson interviews retired Navy SEAL Chris Sajnog, the man who literally wrote the book on being a sniper, about 5 things you can start doing RIGHT NOW that will help make you more prepared.

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Here’s What You’ll Discover In This Week’s Episode:

  • How to “defrag your hard drive” so you can better focus under pressure or threat.
  • The single reason so many tactical training programs fail!
  • A simple eye exercise you can be doing to help you SEE better in a gunfight.
  • A change you can make to ALL your physical training, including shooting, that will help you learn FASTER.
  • The one thing you can be doing every night that will help you retain up to 75% MORE training from the day before!

Tactical training is how we prepare to protect ourselves and, more importantly, our families.

This is one podcast you definitely don’t want to miss.

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What Tactical Training Do YOU Do?

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MCS 232 – Open-Eye Tactical Shooting With Navy SEAL Chris Sajnog (#176 Replay)

Chris Sajnog - Open Eyed Shooting Tactics

Chris Sajnog - Open Eyed Shooting Tactics
Chris Sajnog On Open Eyed Shooting Tactics For A Real Gunfight!

*Due to illness, please enjoy this top-rated episode replay.

It’s a sad, sad fact…

Much of the firearm skills being taught today (and widely practiced at local gun ranges all across the country) won’t hold up when you’re faced with a real life-or-death gun battle in tight quarters… a dark parking lot… or under the florescent lights of a convenience store at one in the morning.

Just ONE of these skills is the “single-eyed sighting” that 99% of all shooters practice.

In this week’s podcast episode, former Navy SEAL trainer, Chris Sajnog, reveals his close-quarters shooting tactics and a strange method for using BOTH eyes to accurately engage your target.

I’ve been using this weird trick for over 30 years with my M-16/AR-15 and with my handgun for the last 10 years or so.

It just WORKS… and I urge you to try this out yourself using Chris’s step-by-step techniques!

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Here’s What You’ll Discover In This Week’s Episode:

  • What Navy SEALs know about the “combat reality” of a gunfight (that you don’t?)
  • Why traditional range training can cost you your life in a real attack (and Chris’s “instant fix” for adding more realism to ALL of your gun training)!
  • A weird “ghost trick” for getting near pin-point accuracy… without even looking at your front sight!
  • How to cure yourself of “Cyclops Sighting Disorder” and establish new life-saving gunfight habits fast!
  • A simple way to use a pencil to get in your “firearms training” at home (or even at work)! 

Make no mistake…

… this single podcast episode has the ability to change the way you look at firearms training forever!

Resources Mentioned In This Podcast:

What Other “Traditional” Firearms Training Do You See People Doing That May Not Work In A Real Gunfight?

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MCS 214 – Navy SEAL Daily Training Tactics With Chris Sajnog

Steal Chris Sanjog's Navy SEAL Daily Training Tactics!

Steal Chris Sanjog's Navy SEAL Daily Training Tactics!

No, you don’t have to be a Navy SEAL to guard yourself and those you love from danger.

But copy these “daily tactical habits” from former SEAL instructor, Chris Sajnog, and you’re guaranteed to walk out your front door with the confidence of a true protector!

In this week’s podcast episode, Chris will give you a peek into his personal daily training routine so you can make self-protection second-nature!

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Here’s What You’ll Discover In This Week’s Episode:

  • “Meditation for warriors”? How to harness the mental superpowers of the tactical gurus (without the mystical woo-woo mumbo jumbo)!
  • Navy SEAL “fitness” for real people! No worries… Chris won’t have you carrying a telephone pole on your shoulders. His secret is much simpler… and works for EVERYONE!
  • No bullets necessary… steal Chris’s daily dry-fire training tactics to become a better shooter – every single day!
  • Why your eyes need “exercise” to become a better shooter… and how to do it!
  • Building your own “sheepdog network” to teach, learn, and motivate yourself and others to reach the next level in your self-protection!

Just one of these “tactical habits” can make you and your family safer.

Listen well to Chris’s advice, and discover the simple “shortcut” he’s developed for guiding your daily practice.

Resources Mentioned In This Podcast:

What Other “Tactical Habits” Have Your Established To Be Better Prepared?

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MCS 176: Open-Eyed Shooting Tactics With Chris Sajnog

Chris Sajnog - Open Eyed Shooting Tactics

Chris Sajnog - Open Eyed Shooting Tactics
Chris Sajnog On Open Eyed Shooting Tactics For A Real Gunfight!

It’s a sad, sad fact…

Much of the firearm skills being taught today (and widely practiced at local gun ranges all across the country) won’t hold up when you’re faced with a real life-or-death gun battle in tight quarters… a dark parking lot… or under the florescent lights of a convenience store at one in the morning.

Just ONE of these skills is the “single-eyed sighting” that 99% of all shooters practice.

In this week’s podcast episode, former Navy SEAL trainer, Chris Sajnog, reveals his close-quarters shooting tactics and a strange method for using BOTH eyes to accurately engage your target.

I’ve been using this weird trick for over 30 years with my M-16/AR-15 and with my handgun for the last 10 years or so.

It just WORKS… and I urge you to try this out yourself using Chris’s step-by-step techniques!

Press The “Play” Button Below To Listen In Now…

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Here’s What You’ll Discover In This Week’s Episode:

  • What Navy SEALs know about the “combat reality” of a gunfight (that you don’t?)
  • Why traditional range training can cost you your life in a real attack (and Chris’s “instant fix” for adding more realism to ALL of your gun training)!
  • A weird “ghost trick” for getting near pin-point accuracy… without even looking at your front sight!
  • How to cure yourself of “Cyclops Sighting Disorder” and establish new life-saving gunfight habits fast!
  • A simple way to use a pencil to get in your “firearms training” at home (or even at work)! 

Make no mistake…

… this single podcast episode has the ability to change the way you look at firearms training forever!

Resources Mentioned In This Podcast:

What Other “Traditional” Firearms Training Do You See People Doing That May Not Work In A Real Gunfight?

Please Share Your Insights And Observations Below Now…