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

Close Quarters Tactical Shooting Under Stress For Self-Defense
Jeff Anderson
Jeff Anderson, Editor

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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CQC Shooting: Pizza Guy DROPS 3 Of 4 Robbers!

Jeff Anderson
Jeff Anderson, Editor

“Gimme your money or you’re dead.”

The pizza delivery driver could see, from the side of his eye…

…that there was an assault rifle pointed at his head.

Maybe he knew that pizza delivery guy ranks in the top 10 most dangerous jobs.

Maybe he didn’t.

But deep in his guts, he had to know that these scumbags were willing to kill him for the few dollars in his zipper envelope.

And that’s why…

A Pizza Guy Went For His Gun With An Assault Rifle To His Head… And WON!

A Pizza Guy Went For His Gun With An Assault Rifle To His Head… And WON!

CQC Shooting: Pizza Driver Shoots 3 Of 4 Thugs
CQC Shooting: Pizza Driver Shoots 3 Of 4 Thugs

It happened just last month in East Charlotte, North Carolina.

It was late on a Monday night, and the driver – we’ll call him “Bob” because the news didn’t identify him – was just trying to complete his shift.

We’ve all been dead tired, at the end of a long day, and Bob probably felt that as he rolled up to his last call of the night.

But when he got out of his car, he was suddenly AMBUSHED – by not 1, not 2, not even 3 armed thugs – but 4 men all looking to rob him.

Nemiah McInnis

One of the scumbags was Nemiah McInnis.

He’s one of two robbers who’s actually a legal adult, at age 20…

…because the other two were just kids.

(He looks like a real tough guy in his mug shot, doesn’t he – because everybody’s tough when they’ve got an AK pointed at an innocent man’s head.)

When Bob rolled up to that apartment complex in East Charlotte, Nemiah and his buddy Toybyus Banks, 18, joined a  15-y.o. and a 16-y.o. in threatening Bob’s life.

But Bob wasn’t a victim.

He was a trained CCW holder, and he was determined not to go out without a fight.

Instead of giving up his cash and waiting to be killed, he went for his gun – and –


Bob put bullets in 3 out of 4 of the robbers, as they ran off screaming, crying, and bleeding.

Two were later found with gunshot wounds.

A third – that would be Toybyus Banks – turned up in a local hospital, which is why his mugshot isn’t available.

(He has to get out before they can take his photo.)

That meant that Bob went home at the end of his shift, alive and unharmed, while the gang that ambushed him will pay the price for trying to rob him (with a gun, it turned out later, that was only a replica).

Now, how do I know Bob was trained to use his gun?

I admit I’m guessing – but I figure he’s either trained or the luckiest gun owner in the whole wide world.

That’s because, even though the robbers weren’t actually in a position to shoot back, Bob never would have hit 3 of 4 moving targets if he was the kind of guy who plinks cans once a summer, or shoots paper at the range twice a year.

Only realistic gun training for extreme close-quarters gunfights can prepare you for this type of ambush attack.

Your ambushers will be acting (by, say, putting an assault rile to your head)…

…and you will be reacting to someone who ALREADY has the drop on you.

Too many armed citizens are practicing for tight shot groups at long distances on paper targets, and that’s NOT what saved Bob’s life!

You’ve GOT to be prepared to shoot fast and accurately at close quarters while under threat, possibly with innocent lives on the line!

If you don’t train for that, you’re setting yourself up for a potentially traumatic wake-up call… that could cost you your life!

The good news is, if you want to perform like Bob did under stress, you can.

You just need to get realistic training – training that’s actually easy to find.

In fact, you can do it right at home – the same way that I do!

If you want to dig deeper into how I train for real attacks, you might want to check out our 7-step “gunfighting” system here.

Just be warned…

I don’t follow popular opinion when it comes to firearms training, so some of what you read may actually be the OPPOSITE of what you’ve been taught in the past.

All I ask is that you keep an open mind… and be willing to try something completely new in how you prepare for the reality of a gunfight.

That way, if some group of scumbags ambushes you and puts a gun to YOUR head, you’ll be able to something other than wait to die.

Don’t wait.

Prepare for REALISTIC gunfights now with this at-home training.

What Weapon Do YOU Carry For Ambush Attacks?

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MCS 280 – 5 “Visual” Gunfight Training Mistakes

CQC Tactical Gun Training - 5 "Visual" Gunfight Training Mistakes
CQC Tactical Gun Training - 5 "Visual" Gunfight Training Mistakes
CQC Tactical Gun Training – 5 “Visual” Gunfight Training Mistakes

A real gunfight is life or death.

It happens faster than most of us can imagine.

You may have only fractions of a second to act…

…and if you make a mistake, YOU’RE DEAD.

This makes firearms training one of the most important things you’ll ever do.

But there’s a problem.

A lot of shooters, including experienced instructors, are making 5 very specific VISUAL mistakes.

Worse, they don’t REALIZE these mistakes make training scars.

(And during a gunfight is no time to find out about them!)

In this week’s podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival’s Jeff Anderson looks at each of these 5 visual gunfight training mistakes so that you can make your own gun training more realistic and effective.

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

  • The mistake almost EVERYONE makes when using the sights.
  • The one place you NEVER want to look during a stoppage drill.
  • The reloading mistake that even experts make!
  • The well-meaning bad habit that could cause you to miss a real threat after a shooting.
  • A common error to avoid after the threat is down and neutralized (you think).

Don’t ingrain bad habits by training incorrectly.

Learn the right way to train with a gun… and be better prepared to protect yourself and your family with that weapon.

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Point Shooting? 3 Times When You Absolutely MUST Master Aimed Fire To Survive An Attack!

Jeff Anderson
Jeff Anderson, Editor

I admit it. I talk a lot of trash about “aimed fire”.

Of course this gets me a lot of hate mail from the crusty, old, so-called “experts” out there who get their tighty-whiteys in a wad any time someone tries to slap some reality into how to train for real gunfights.

But actually, I have lot of respect for aimed fire…

…in the right circumstances!

I mean, the reality is, if you’re ambushed in a parking lot by some thug hiding behind a parked car, you’ll be lucky to even get to your gun, let alone ever use your front sight to get an “aim” on your target.

In these attacks, “point shooting” is all you’re gonna to be able to use.

But there are other very specific instances when your front sight is your best friend, and…

Here Are 3 Times When You Absolutely MUST Master “Aimed Fire” To Survive

Tactical Firearms Training: Aimed Fire Vs Point Shooting

Basically, the best time to use aimed fire instead of point shooting is when you’re not the person directly under threat.

Or… you have the time and distance to react to a threat before it’s on top of you!

Let me give you three potential scenarios where aimed fire is your best chance at survival…

1. Active Indiscriminate Shooter

You’re in a crowded area: a shopping mall, a schoolyard, a busy street.

You hear gunfire and screams, see people diving out of the way or dropping like flies.

You’re not in the immediate line of fire, and you have time to assess the threat and take the shooter out.

This is the time for aimed fire all the way.

It’s the only way to get that accurate distance shot you NEED to get the job done.

2. Mentally Ill/Homeless Threat

Right now, a vast array of homeless people are “off their meds.”

This means you could easily find yourself in a situation where a disturbed, armed “street person” is threatening you from a distance.

You should feel confident in drawing, giving strong commands to “Back off!” and use your aimed fire skills for all they’re worth if your life is ACTUALLY threatened.

(That’s not to say you should be roaming the streets looking for trouble from people who are down on their luck.)

It’s a fact, though, that these threats might require you to respond to a credible threat to your life.

When they do, you need to be accurate with your shots.

Especially when you’re out in public, you need to remember that you are responsible for EVERY round you fire.

3. Home Invasion Hostage

Your loved one has a gun to their head or a knife to their throat.

The attacker is threatening to kill them – and you believe they mean it.

This is probably THE situation all aimed-fire proponents train for.

Your wife or child’s life hangs in the balance of scumbag’s sadistic whim, and you have to take the shot.

Those are solid examples of true “aimed fire” scenarios – and I’m sure that there are more you can come up with.

But the real question isn’t whether this list is all-inclusive.

The real question is . . .

Are You Ready to Meet These Threats?

The reason I ask is because, while you can certainly get “marksmanship” training down at your local range, trying to get your 1” shot group inside that tiny circle on your paper target…

…These scenarios require REALISTIC training simulations where you’re facing either a live person or a 3-D target.

This is something I learned while conducting our stopping power analysis of over 6,000 real-world gunfights – and this is information YOU need so that you understand when aimed fire vs point shooting is appropriate.

That’s the only way you will survive a REAL gunfight.

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