Survival Firearms: Hiding Your Guns From Thieves, Looters & Martial Law Confiscation

Jeff Anderson
Jeff Anderson, Editor

Do you own guns?

If you do, chances are you own a LOT of guns.

And like a lot of gun owners, you’ve probably got a big gun safe, or you’re considering getting one.

It’s like that old Mark Twain saying: “Put all your eggs in one basket… and WATCH THAT BASKET.”

Well, putting all your guns into the “basket” of one big gun safe might make you feel secure…

…but according to my friend Ox, it’s a mistake from a prepping standpoint!

Especially now, with “medical martial law” a reality of daily life, we need to be more protective than ever of our firearms.

Here is a summary of what Ox told me about that subject.

Survival Firearms: Hiding Your Guns From Thieves, Looters & Martial Law Confiscation

Survival Firearms: Hiding Your Guns From Thieves, Looters & Martial Law Confiscation
Survival Firearms: Hiding Your Guns From Thieves, Looters & Martial Law Confiscation

The massive gun safe is sort of the end goal for a lot of gun owners out there.

They dream of the day they can plunk down the cash for one of those huge, nearly indestructible gun safes for their home.

There are three big reasons, however, why your gun safe might actually be a liability, at least if you are a prepper.

Let's run them down one by one.

Mistake Number 1: It's All Your Eggs In One Basket

A great big heavy gun safe screams, “Cache of valuables.”

It's impossible to miss and it's difficult to hide.

Having a giant safe is like waving a huge red flag that says, “Hey, come steal this stuff.”

That's why many people who keep safes for valuables also hide them behind pictures and whatnot.

Authorities and thieves will assume there is a lot of value inside if they find see that safe.

They'll figure that anything worth keeping in that giant Fort Knox will be something worth taking…

….and they will do what is necessary to get in there.

A far better strategy is to have things in multiple locations that are not visible, like in the walls, in an attic, under cupboards, and in dead spaces inside cupboards.

Mistake Number 2: Too Close, Too Close!

Next, if you’re trying to hide stuff, space and distance are friends.

They will serve you very well.

This is why you want to spread your valuable items and weapons around in different hiding spots.

If one of those caches is found, you don't lose ALL your stuff.

What this means, though, is that if you decide you want to hide stuff in the walls of your house, make sure the individual caches are very far apart.

If somebody finds one cache, they won’t just keep looking nearby and find everything else.

You're counting on being able to outlast the searchers' willingness to hunt for your stuff.

Mistake Number 3: Failing To Layer Up

Finally, consider layering your caches.

Let’s say you’ve got your real cache and it’s a 55-gallon drum, and you dig a hole and you bury it.

Then as you’re burying it you put a foot or two of dirt on top of it, and then you put an ammo box with some other good cache stuff in it, but not near as valuable as was in the 55-gallon drum.

Then you finish covering the hole.

That way, if somebody finds the ammo box, they may stop digging on the theory that they’ve found what they were looking for.

They've found the first layer only, but they won't keep looking for the next layer.

All these strategies hinge on deceiving the people who want to take your gear.

When it comes to hiding your weapons, don't make yourself look like a good target.

Don’t make yourself look like a good target.

Don’t make yourself look like you’re worth extra effort.

Be one of the good guys in advance.

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As A Shooter, Are YOU Making These Killer “Square Range” Mistakes?

CQC Shooting Training - Square Range Mistakes

Jeff Anderson

If you’ve followed Modern Combat & Survival at all, you know how we feel about traditional gun ranges.

There are some things this type of traditional shooting training does well, and some things it doesn’t do well.

And, honestly, some people bash on gun ranges and how they’re semi-useless for practical firearms training.

According to my friend Ox, even experienced shooters are making some critical mistakes when it comes to their gun training if that training takes place on the good ol' “square range.”

Here is a run-down of what he had to tell me.

As A Shooter, Are YOU Making These Killer “Square Range” Mistakes?

CQC Shooting Training - Square Range Mistakes
CQC Shooting Training – Square Range Mistakes

We live in interesting times for firearms owners.

There’s more realistic tactical training out there than here has ever been before.

That doesn’t mean training has gotten less expensive, though.

In some cases, it’s even more expensive.

And a lot of people are still using the same old traditional practice routine of going down to the local gun range and shooting at paper targets.

That's a mistake for a number of reasons.

I'll go into just a few of them here.

#1: Safety Issues

The biggest negative that I run into when I go to indoor ranges is actually safety.

I absolutely cringe almost every time I go to an indoor range during public shooting hours, and the reason is fairly obvious.

There’s lot of people out there who don’t understand muzzle disciplines.

They think that because they’ve checked to make sure it’s unloaded, they can point it anywhere they want.

I just don’t agree with that.

I don’t like having guns pointed at me, and most people don’t.

#2: Monkey See, Monkey Do

Another big problem that happens at ranges, especially with newer shooters, is “monkey see, monkey do.”

They’ll see someone with a bunch of cool gear.

They’re doing something in their lane.

The new shooter doesn’t know what they’re supposed to do at the range, so they just copy what the guy next to them is doing.

The guy next to them may not know what he’s doing, and he may not be shooting to a standard that the new shooter should really try to imitate.

You’ll get these wannabe shooters who look like an operator and smell like an operator, but they‘re spraying rounds all over the place.

The new shooter sees that and thinks that that’s the standard they need to live up to, and they don’t need to be any more accurate than that because the cool guy’s putting rounds all over.

#3: A Lack Of Dynamic Shooting

Another big problem with traditional shooting training is you can’t do dynamic shooting at most ranges.

You can’t move around.

The targets don’t move while you shoot them.

You can’t shoot at the speeds that you would shoot at in a self-defense situation.

You can’t yell.

Hell, in many indoor ranges you can’t even draw from concealment and then shoot.

That’s a big training issue when you’re training for self-defense shooting, because yelling and drawing from concealment are components of realistic self-defense shooting.

You want to verbally confront your attacker, if possible.

You want to train as realistically as you can to simulate the real thing.

And even if you’re behind the curve and have to draw your gun, and that’s the first thing that you do in a conflict, you still want to be yelling and making it very obvious to everyone around who the intended victim is and who the attacker is.

Those are all things that you can’t do at most ranges during open range time, but they all have a place in realistic shooting training.

When you look at all these factors together, it tells you one thing:

You need to get OFF the square range and start doing some realistic shooting and force-on-force training if your gun training is going to save your life in a real-life encounter.

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Assault Rifles: 3 Things You Don’t Know About AR15 Pistol Grips

Assault Rifles: Best AR15 Pistol Grips Tips

Jeff Anderson

Let’s talk about something you may not have thought much about where your AR15 is concerned.

That is the pistol grip.

A lot of people never consider their AR's grip.

I’ve had people tell me that the factory grips on ARs will basically just tear up your hand for extended use.

Now me, I've been a soldier in the infantry, and I've used an M16 with those factory grips on it for a long period of time.

I don't remember my hands ever getting chewed up… but the first time I ever got a rubberized pistol grip on an AR, it felt SO much more comfortable.

So that got me thinking: Can changing the grip on the AR reduce fatigue?

Will it help my shooting?

D0es it even matter?

I spoke with my friend Ox about this, and here is a run-down of what he told me.

3 Things You Don't Know About AR15 Pistol Grips

Assault Rifles: Best AR15 Pistol Grips Tips
Assault Rifles: Best AR15 Pistol Grips Tips

A lot of people will indeed tell you the factory grips on an AR15 may well tear up your hand in extended use.

Then again, you may think it's fine.

If it's not broke, you may feel no need to fix it.

It's not a must-have, but it is definitely a modification that can help.

There are a bunch of manufacturers making oversized grips now.

The right one really depends on you.

AR15 Pistol Grip Tip#1: The Right Size And Shape

The right pistol grip depends on the size and shape of your hand.

How big is your hand?

How long are your fingers?

What is going to put your trigger finger where you want it so that you can run that trigger straight back and forth, without disturbing sight alignment?

That part is important.

As with anything, before you buy a new, fancy grip for your AR15, you should really try it out.

See if it's going to work for you.

Because the last thing you want to do is actually make your shooting less accurate, or make the grip less comfortable.

AR15 Pistol Grip Tip #2: How Tight Are Your Fingers?

When you grip the AR15, look at how tight your fingers are.

The tighter you hold your fingers, the harder it will be to hold firm tension.

It may not seem like a problem for a few magazines worth of shooting.

You may pick up the rifle, fire a few rounds, and think, “This is fine.”

But what happens when it's no longer a couple of magazines?

What if it's a couple of days worth of shooting, or of carrying that rifle and being ready to shoot?

What if it's a long-term survival scenario in which you must be armed?

Again, the tighter your fingers are, the harder it will be to hold firm tension long-term.

AR15 Tip #3: How Wide Are Your Fingers?

You might think, then, that a wide, smooth, oversized grip is the way to go.

After all, your fingers can't be too tight then, can they?

The problem is that a grip that is too wide can create the same tension.

You want a wider grip, but not one that's so wide that it causes fatigue.

Everyone's grip is different.

You have to find the “sweet spot” in between that is comfortable for you.

Only then will you be able to have the best balance to prevent fatigue and provide for accurate shooting.

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AR15 / “Assault Rifle” Tip: 3 Reasons You NEED A Sling On Your AR15!

Jeff Anderson

When you think about customizing your AR15, the first thing you think of is probably not the sling.

But your choice of sling makes a difference…

…Especially when it comes to home defense, because you might have to be opening doors, carrying your kid, bringing Poopsie the Poodle with you, or whatever.

No matter the situation, at some point your hands are going to be occupied.

You're going to have to let go of the weapon and then very quickly bring it back up to reengage.

I see guys down at the local range who look like they just stepped off of a Black Hawk helicopter.

They’ve got these high speed, low drag slings.

Is that really what you need?

Do you need a sling at all?

I spoke with my friend Ox about this, and here is a run-down of what he told me.

3 Reasons You NEED A Sling On Your AR15!

AR15 / Assault Rifle Tip: 3 Reasons You Need A Sling On Your Rifle

A lot of the gear you see people using on the range is something they've seen on television, in movies, and in magazines.

These setups are mission-specific.

Unless your mission is the same as the mission of the guy in the picture or in the movie, his setup may not work for you.

That's something you need to consider.

You, do however, need a sling on your rifle, regardless of what you end up choosing.

Here are three reasons why:

#1: It's A Holster

With a pistol, when you’re not using the pistol you can put it back in the holster.

With a carbine, you don’t want to lay it on the ground.

So your sling acts as a holster.

That could be if you’re rendering first aid to someone or you just need to use your hands for something.

Because of that I’m a big fan of a two point sling.

Two point slings let you quickly adjust the sling from being cinched up against your body tight enough that you can jump and climb and do whatever, to being loose enough that you can switch from shooting right-handed to left-handed without having to put the sling over your head and switch sides.

One modification that you can make to it is to put a Magpul quick release clip on the front attachment point.

What that will allow you to do is, within a second or two, switch from having it be a two point sling to a one point sling.

It gives you the best of both worlds.

#2: It Aids In Retention

A second reason a sling is so vital is for retention.

If you've got your carbine slung and somebody tries to grab it from you, it's not like snatching a pistol from your hands.

It's wrapped around your body.

You've got a couple hundred pounds of mass attached to that gun.

Your attacker has to figure out how to overcome that in order to get control of your weapon.

That's a huge safety issue.

This is especially true in a home-defense scenario.

A sling makes it harder for the invader to take your weapon and use it against you.

#3: For Long-Range Precision

The third reason a sling is important is that it can be used for long-range precision.

(You may have seen pictures of people doing this.)

You can loop the sling around your arm and up tight against you to create an extra point of contact.

This allows you to brace the weapon against your body for better long-range accuracy.

This isn't something you'd typically need for home-defense.

In any situation where you've got to make a difficult shot, though, a sling will help you do so more accurately.

For these three reasons, you NEED to have a sling on your AR15.

In fact, you really can't afford not to.

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AR15 “Assault Rifle” Tip: Should You Make Your AR More “Tactical”?

Jeff Anderson

Have you customized your AR15 to make it more “tactical”?

It's tempting to change out all kinds of accessories and parts.

The market for AR15 components is pretty big, and everybody's pushing some special new aftermarket modification.

One thing you may or may not have considered is the charging handle.

When I carried an M16 in the infantry, I didn't stop to think about that charging handle much.

It was just… there, you know?

But there are all kinds of fancy charging handles you could put on it.

I spoke with my friend Ox about this, and here is a brief summary of what he told me.

Should You Change Your AR15 Charging Handle To Be More “Tactical”?

AR15 Assault Rifle Tip: Should You Change Your Charging Handle To Be More “Tactical”?

Picture the charging handle on an AR15.

It's basically a plunger that you grab with your fingers.

When you grab it and run it back and let it go forward, you're chambering a round, right?

There are aftermarket charging handles that change the size and shape of what you grab to chamber that first round.

So ask yourself: Is there any reason that I should be swapping out what came with the gun for something else?

The Answer: It Depends

The first answer is that, yes, there is value in changing out the charging handle…

…but it depends on the situation.

For example, if you want to have a gun mounted but still run the charging handle, you could install a left-side charging handle that sits farther forward than the bolt carrier grip release.

Outside of malfunctions, there's not a ton of application for it.

When it is useful, however, it's useful.

Everyone's setup is going to be a little different.

Consider, then, if there's any situation in which changing out that handle might be of benefit to you.

If You Do, Mind Your Optics

Another reason you might change the charging handle is for compatibility with certain optics.

Say you have an optic that comes very far back.

It could interfere with the stock charging handle, in some cases.

It will be hard to get your finger in between the mount for the optic and the charging handle.

You can fix that problem by installing an oversized charging handle.

(Extending the charging handle makes more sense in that type of scenario, in other words.)

But as we've just said, that's situation dependent.

If you don't have an optic that does that, there's no problem and thus nothing to fix.

Even the fix just makes it a little easier to use.

Remember To Consider Gas Blowback

Finally, something to consider is gas blowback.

This is really more of an issue for those few of us out there running suppressed AR15s.

A charging handle that limits gas blowback — and they're out there — helps prevent you from breathing in too many fumes.

That aside, though, for  most people, you won't need to change to an oversized charging handle.

The stock handle will be fine unless it starts giving you problems in training.

If you find, in your dry fire and live fire practice, that you're not able to get your finger on the charging handle for whatever reason, that is when you should consider changing it.

But you've got to change to something that will work better, not just something looks “cooler.”

The stock charging handle has served many people for decades.

It will be fine for most of us.

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3 Urban Survival Myths (And The Truth About How To Survive In A Collapse!)

Jeff Anderson
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For years, the groupthink on urban survival was that, in a disaster situation where there’s a medium to long term breakdown in infrastructure and civil order, the ONLY way to survive was to flee the city.

You were supposed to run, like a dog with its tail between its legs, and hide out in the woods until things get back to normal.

The truth is, this is really dated thinking that ignores history.

To get to the bottom of this, we've got to dispel some of the myths about urban survival in a collapse.

I talked to my friend Ox to get his thoughts on this topic.

Here is a run-down of what he had to say to me.

Urban Survival Myths (And The TRUTH About How To Survive In A Collapse)

Urban Survival Myths Busted
Urban Survival Myths Busted

Besides the logistics of whether or not you’ve got a fully stocked rural retreat to flee to, or the fact that there’s a good chance that it will be difficult to travel with gridlock and roadblocks, there are several reasons why cities — or urban areas — make good places to STAY after a disaster.

There are three big urban survival lies that have convinced people this isn't so.

Let's talk about each one of them.

Urban Survival Lie #1: “With all those people, everything’s going to run out right away.”

While this is true, it’s just the first chapter of the story.

In the event of a medium- to long-term breakdown in order after a disaster, many people will abandon cities and others will die of shock, medical reasons or violence, leaving a remnant of people who were prepared and can continue/rebuild the economy.

Also, at some point, products like fuel, food and other supplies will start being distributed again.

If refiners, farmers and other distributors have the option to deliver to one city or 10 towns, they’ll pick the one city.

Their cost to deliver goods to only one location will be less AND they’ll probably be able to sell the goods at a premium because of higher demand.

The key here is to have enough supplies on hand to make it through the worst part of a civil breakdown situation until resupply begins.

Urban Survival Lie #2: “I’ll be a sitting duck in my house!”

After a disaster, if violence is particularly bad, you can rotate a watch without it being too much of a burden on any one family.

This concept has been around for generations.

Just to be clear, it doesn’t stop crime, it only changes the location where it happens.

If a crackhead needs to steal a TV to support his habit, it’ll just get them to go a block or two away to break into a house and steal someone else’s stuff.

Of course, in a disaster situation, many have scaled this up and have multiple roving people covering an entire neighborhood.

In the country, there’s just too much space between houses to make this practical.


Because in an urban area, one person can watch several houses at one time.

Urban Survival Lie #3: “Everyone in the city will turn on each other.”

Actually, this is partially true.

I hear people talk about their organized plans to kill, loot and steal from their neighbors way too often.

Just yesterday a friend told me how he overheard a group of otherwise rational people talking about how they have their neighborhood mapped out and the houses prioritized according to which ones they’re going to attack first.

This is no joke — the TRUTH about surviving in a collapse is that you have to be able to defend yourself against predators like these.

It's why we talk about “survival weapons” so much here.

I think these people should and will be “taken care of” quickly if they ever start acting on their sick plans.

They go against everything that America stands for, and they disgust me.

There is another side to this story… one which has a lot more historical evidence.

Think of barn raisings and the ability of a rural community to band together to get a big project done.

Now think about how many more people there are in a city than in a rural area and how much easier it would be for any one person to get a group of people together to get a big project done when there are so many more people to ask.

Stop laughing at the thought of city people helping each other: As we saw after September 11th, there are people who WILL come together to help in a crisis.

So what do you think?

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MCS 223 – A New Look At Personal Defense Handgun Ammunition Load-Out

Best Concealed Carry Handgun Ammunition
Best Concealed Carry Handgun Ammunition
The Best Way To Personalize Your Concealed Carry Handgun Ammo Load-Out!

Do you carry a concealed handgun?

If so, what type of ammunition do you have loaded in it?

That choice is often a hotly debated topic and the ballistic testing behind the best type of ammunition for your personal defense handgun is always open for argument.

But we're gonna go a few steps beyond just the “science”…

In this week's podcast episode, my friend, Ox (the “mad scientist” of tactical firearms), takes concealed carry ammo load-out to an “art”, with tactical insights on how to personalize your own carry ammunition for real-world attacks

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  • Why you might want to re-think loading just one type of ammunition in your handgun
  • Live in a remote area? Hear what Ox loads for facing a 7,000lb “attacker” in the woods!
  • 9mm vs. .45: Should old-timers stop being “science deniers”?
  • The “military ammo secret” for making sure you never hear the “click” that signals you're in big trouble!

This interview was a blast for me and really made me re-think my own personal carry ammo.

I'd love to hear your thoughts and ammo tips as well!

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MCS 219 – “Mystery” Gun Clearing Drill

Live Fire Gun Clearing Drill
Live Fire Gun Clearing Drill
Steal This Navy SEAL Tactical Live-Fire Drill!

We all know you're “supposed” to be training this…

In fact, it's the #1 most fumbled handgun skill I and other trainers see time and time again at live-fire tactical courses (and I'm talking about expert shooters too!)…

…”handgun stoppage clearing”!

Failure to feed… failure to extract… “squib load”… or just plain “outta bullets”!

Different malfunctions will present themselves in different ways and require a different response to get your gun back in the fight.

That's not easy to do when you're at “pucker factor 1,000” and some thug is slinging lead in your direction.

So for this week's podcast episode, I got the “Mad Scientist” of the tactical firearms world, my buddy Ox, to reveal a powerful live-fire drill” you can use to develop almost “Jedi-like” powers over clearing any stoppage lightning fast – even at high-stress levels!

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  • The most likely malfunctions your handgun has waiting for you!(Yes, I know your Whackmaster 5000 has never failed you at the range… but Murphey's Law states that it's just because it's waiting for you to get in a REAL gunfight before tests your skills!)
  • Remember what Obi Wan Kenobi told Luke to do in order to better “use the force”?  Well it's the same advice a Navy SEAL gave for mastering this critical gunfight skill!
  • Got 3 guns?  If the answer's “No.”, then here's your excuse to go shopping.
  • Your step-by-step live-fire drill “cheat sheet” to clear any stoppage in the adrenaline-charged fury of a real gun battle!

This is one of the coolest (and most effective) live-fire drills I've heard!

I've already lined it up for my next trip to the range and I know you're gonna love it!

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MCS 198 – Your Best Gun-Training Plan Ever!

How To Design The Best Tactical Firearms Training Plan!
How To Design The Best Tactical Firearms Training Plan!

Has this ever happened to you…

You FINALLY get some time to hit the local gun range… you grab your trusty smokewagon and a bucket-o-bullets… put your name on the list for a lane… and then wonder…

…”Gosh! What should I train on today?”

I know it's happened to me in the past.

Probably you too, right?

Well, in this week's podcast episode, my buddy (and “gun-training mad scientist”), Ox, is going to share his best advice for how to design the best firearms training plan to meet your personal self-protection goals!

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  • What Navy SEAL's, top law-enforcement, and military operatives have to say about what percentage of your time should be spent on what type of firearms training!
  • How to make ALL your gun training more realistic by using *these* simple, safe “stress-amplifiers”!
  • 2 free “dry-fire drills” you can use right away to prepare for a real gunfight!
  • The poor man's “force-on-force” training”: Simple ways to train for a real gunfight… against REAL human beings!
  • Live-Fire! Exactly what you need to work on the next time you hit the local gun range to sharpen your skills… AND save a ton of time and moolah!

No more guess-work!

Those who fail to plan, plan to fail… and this week you'll have all you need to map out your “gunfight mastery” training regimen!

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MCS 177: AR-15 Modification Do’s & Don’ts For Home Defense

AR-15 Accessories For Home Defense
AR-15 Accessories For Home Defense
What AR-15 accessories are best for home defense?

Tactical vs. tacti-cool?

If you ever go to an AR-15 tactical rifle course, more than likely you're going to find at least one attendee who's proudly sporting an AR that looks like a Swiss Army Knife and Inspector Gadget had a baby in the aisle of a Bass Pro Shop.

But do you REALLY need all those AR-15 accessories, gadgets & gizmos for personal and home defense?

Well… some… (maybe?)…

This week, my buddy (and tactical instructor/competitive shooter), “Ox”, and I will be doing a deep-dive workshop for our NWPA members about the do's and don'ts of customizing your AR-15 the right way from the ground up.

So for this week's podcast, I asked him for the biggest mistake most people (even those “experienced” gun gurus) make when customizing their AR-15's.

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  • The #1 question you MUST ask before even thinking about adding a single component to your AR!
  • Should you have “different rifles” for different purposes?
  • Why customizing your AR-15 for personal defense COULD possibly be the worst mistake of your life!

This short podcast episode lays down the solid foundation for the AR-15 owner.

Start with these tips… and then join us for this week's NWPA workshop to get all the details on the do's and don'ts of how to make your AR-15 more effective for home or personal defense!

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(Concealed Carry) Navy SEAL “Speed Shooting” Dry-Fire Drill

Navy SEAL Speed Shooting Dry Fire Drill

When you're forced to draw your concealed firearm to save your life, your goal is to engage your attacker out as far as possible – BEFORE he can take your head off your shoulders or sink a knife deep into your gut.

Given that you first have to clear your weapon… get it out of the holster… present your firearm… and still somehow manage to get your sights onto his “stopping zone”, you may only have a fraction of a second to make sure that first shot is deadly accurate.

One of your biggest challenges is going to be…

…finding your front sight
…lining up your sights on your gun
…re-aligning them onto your attacker
…and then re-focusing on your front sight for the shot

That's a lot to do when you're facing an attacker charging at you with death in his eyes, and here's a great tip from retired Navy SEAL, Larry Yatch

Dry-Fire Drill To Engage Your Target Faster… And Survive!

Navy SEAL Speed Shooting Dry Fire Drill

This simple training tactic will help you develop a lightning-quick sight picture that could save your life:

  • Either with a safe dry-fire or training pistol (or at the range), start by holding your pistol at full extension with your sights aligned on a target.
  • Now, gradually pull your pistol 8-12 inches towards your eyes while keeping your sights aligned on your target (as if there's a rail going from your dominant eye to your target and your pistol sights are rolling along the rail).
  • Once you've pulled in 8-12 inches, push back out.
  • Then repeat the pull-back… push-forward… and so on.

That's it!

This is called “Push-Pull Along The Rail” and this powerful concealed carry training tactic can be found in Lesson 3 of Larry's 9 1/2 hour DVD course, Concealed Carry Masters' Course.

If you practice this drill on a regular basis, it WILL make you a much faster, more accurate shooter!

From now on, as you're drawing or extending your pistol from a compressed hold, try to get your sights “on the rail” as soon in your draw-stroke as possible.

When you bring your pistol back in from full extension, consciously keep it “on the rail” for as long as possible.

In no time at all, you'll find yourself in a situation where you have to rush a shot, converge your eyes from your target to your front sight while you're still extending… see that you're in perfect alignment… and release an accurate shot before you even reach full extension.

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MCS 127: Low-Light Dry-Fire Training Exercise For Personal Defense

Low-Light Dry-Fire Training Exercise

Low-Light Dry-Fire Training Exercise

The FBI Crime Reports reveal that about 80% of all gunfights happen in low-light conditions.

So let me ask you…

Are YOU spending 80% of your firearms training focused on low-light tactics?

Probably not… but it's not all your fault.

Most local gun ranges don't allow for low-light training – added to all the other limitations that make your trip to the range more like “target practice” than real preparation for a life-or-death battle.

But in this podcast episode, firearms trainer and dry-fire training expert, Ox, reveals a simple drill you can do right in your own home to train for low-light defensive scenarios.

Give this dry-fire training exercise a try and see how easy it can be to train realistically without an expensive trip to the gun range..

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