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Close Quarters Weapon Retention

Close Quarters Weapon Retention Simulating a close quarters situation for practice can be difficult. There are many factors that aren’t present in traditional shooting when engaging a threat up close. Shooting accurately can be challenging enough on a range; when you introduce someone grabbing for your weapon, it becomes more dangerous and difficult. This is […]

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Seated Draw to Address a Threat

When is the last time you trained manipulating a light source with your firearm? We are not asking what’s your favorite brand name of light. Not asking if you have a pistol mounted light or prefer a handheld light. We are not even asking what low light techniques you prefer; the question is when have you actually trained low light in some manner this year?  If you have trained this important skill, great! However from our general (unscientific) surveys, we have found this is the one area of pistolcraft where shooters say its the most important skill and yet train it the least.

What better place to train lowlight than in your own home. Of course there is a lot of training material regarding low light, and different opinions whether to use a handheld light, light attach the pistol, etc., but some training is better than none. What better environment to train then your castle, at your convenience. As noted in the accompanying video, you know your own house and you can invest some time in training to know main entry points, where you can see reflections, the obstacles and use this information to your advantage.


Validate on the range:

live fire at night with brass in the air shooting Glock 19

Although we would love to train live fire at night, practically speaking, this is difficult. However, you can validate your grip on the range.

It’s very difficult to train low light live fire. Most ranges do not allow movement and shutting the lights off.  However, you can train pistol manipulation and in particular shooting strong hand only and ensuring that you don’t get malfunctions. If you do get a malfunction, you can learn how to work through the malfunction as well manipulating your light source. You may learn that a malfunction is impossible or unsafe to clear with one hand using a light source. You may learn you want a pistol mounted light so you can use both hands.  Either way the operative word is “learning,” you’re actually doing and learning more on this very important skillset.

 


Safety

Training has to be sustainable. And to be a stainable you have to have the highest safety protocols in place. Absolutely no ammunition when training in the house.  Definitely switch on the trigger take up sensor to make sure  you are not “trigger searching,” that is, feeling for the trigger with your trigger finger, when the lights are off.  If you own a traditional SIRT 110 (having functional feature of the Glock 17/22), the lower red laser on your SIRT is activated when the trigger is fully prepped, that is, the slack of out and the trigger taken up and the trigger is pressed approximately halfway.

Our new SIRT 107 (having functional features of a Smith&Wesson M&P) has a new addition of an adjustable take up sensor where the lower red laser of the SIRT can be activated with less trigger travel.  Either way, just make sure you keep your finger off the trigger until actually ready to shoot.  We have anecdotally found that people are more prone to put their finger on the trigger when the lights go out. We have interface with numerous law-enforcement firearm instructors who deal with officers where lights go out and students instinctively put their finger goes on the trigger before they’re ready to shoot.  So just be aware of this natural human tendency and mentally grind in, ALWAYS KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL READY TO SHOOT.

Michael Seeklander executing a low light live fire drill

Michael Seeklander executing a low light live fire drill

Where do I go from here?

Training.

Our good friend, Michael Seeklander, has a class on Low light at his American Warrior Society. If this important topic interests you, don’t hold back, jump into some training and dive deeper.

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3D Targets with Don Gulla

When is the last time you trained manipulating a light source with your firearm? We are not asking what’s your favorite brand name of light. Not asking if you have a pistol mounted light or prefer a handheld light. We are not even asking what low light techniques you prefer; the question is when have you actually trained low light in some manner this year?  If you have trained this important skill, great! However from our general (unscientific) surveys, we have found this is the one area of pistolcraft where shooters say its the most important skill and yet train it the least.

What better place to train lowlight than in your own home. Of course there is a lot of training material regarding low light, and different opinions whether to use a handheld light, light attach the pistol, etc., but some training is better than none. What better environment to train then your castle, at your convenience. As noted in the accompanying video, you know your own house and you can invest some time in training to know main entry points, where you can see reflections, the obstacles and use this information to your advantage.


Validate on the range:

live fire at night with brass in the air shooting Glock 19

Although we would love to train live fire at night, practically speaking, this is difficult. However, you can validate your grip on the range.

It’s very difficult to train low light live fire. Most ranges do not allow movement and shutting the lights off.  However, you can train pistol manipulation and in particular shooting strong hand only and ensuring that you don’t get malfunctions. If you do get a malfunction, you can learn how to work through the malfunction as well manipulating your light source. You may learn that a malfunction is impossible or unsafe to clear with one hand using a light source. You may learn you want a pistol mounted light so you can use both hands.  Either way the operative word is “learning,” you’re actually doing and learning more on this very important skillset.

 


Safety

Training has to be sustainable. And to be a stainable you have to have the highest safety protocols in place. Absolutely no ammunition when training in the house.  Definitely switch on the trigger take up sensor to make sure  you are not “trigger searching,” that is, feeling for the trigger with your trigger finger, when the lights are off.  If you own a traditional SIRT 110 (having functional feature of the Glock 17/22), the lower red laser on your SIRT is activated when the trigger is fully prepped, that is, the slack of out and the trigger taken up and the trigger is pressed approximately halfway.

Our new SIRT 107 (having functional features of a Smith&Wesson M&P) has a new addition of an adjustable take up sensor where the lower red laser of the SIRT can be activated with less trigger travel.  Either way, just make sure you keep your finger off the trigger until actually ready to shoot.  We have anecdotally found that people are more prone to put their finger on the trigger when the lights go out. We have interface with numerous law-enforcement firearm instructors who deal with officers where lights go out and students instinctively put their finger goes on the trigger before they’re ready to shoot.  So just be aware of this natural human tendency and mentally grind in, ALWAYS KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL READY TO SHOOT.

Michael Seeklander executing a low light live fire drill

Michael Seeklander executing a low light live fire drill

Where do I go from here?

Training.

Our good friend, Michael Seeklander, has a class on Low light at his American Warrior Society. If this important topic interests you, don’t hold back, jump into some training and dive deeper.

Let us know what you want to learn on this important subject?


Low Light Survey

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Compromised Shooting with Chris Collins

When is the last time you trained manipulating a light source with your firearm? We are not asking what’s your favorite brand name of light. Not asking if you have a pistol mounted light or prefer a handheld light. We are not even asking what low light techniques you prefer; the question is when have you actually trained low light in some manner this year?  If you have trained this important skill, great! However from our general (unscientific) surveys, we have found this is the one area of pistolcraft where shooters say its the most important skill and yet train it the least.

What better place to train lowlight than in your own home. Of course there is a lot of training material regarding low light, and different opinions whether to use a handheld light, light attach the pistol, etc., but some training is better than none. What better environment to train then your castle, at your convenience. As noted in the accompanying video, you know your own house and you can invest some time in training to know main entry points, where you can see reflections, the obstacles and use this information to your advantage.


Validate on the range:

live fire at night with brass in the air shooting Glock 19

Although we would love to train live fire at night, practically speaking, this is difficult. However, you can validate your grip on the range.

It’s very difficult to train low light live fire. Most ranges do not allow movement and shutting the lights off.  However, you can train pistol manipulation and in particular shooting strong hand only and ensuring that you don’t get malfunctions. If you do get a malfunction, you can learn how to work through the malfunction as well manipulating your light source. You may learn that a malfunction is impossible or unsafe to clear with one hand using a light source. You may learn you want a pistol mounted light so you can use both hands.  Either way the operative word is “learning,” you’re actually doing and learning more on this very important skillset.

 


Safety

Training has to be sustainable. And to be a stainable you have to have the highest safety protocols in place. Absolutely no ammunition when training in the house.  Definitely switch on the trigger take up sensor to make sure  you are not “trigger searching,” that is, feeling for the trigger with your trigger finger, when the lights are off.  If you own a traditional SIRT 110 (having functional feature of the Glock 17/22), the lower red laser on your SIRT is activated when the trigger is fully prepped, that is, the slack of out and the trigger taken up and the trigger is pressed approximately halfway.

Our new SIRT 107 (having functional features of a Smith&Wesson M&P) has a new addition of an adjustable take up sensor where the lower red laser of the SIRT can be activated with less trigger travel.  Either way, just make sure you keep your finger off the trigger until actually ready to shoot.  We have anecdotally found that people are more prone to put their finger on the trigger when the lights go out. We have interface with numerous law-enforcement firearm instructors who deal with officers where lights go out and students instinctively put their finger goes on the trigger before they’re ready to shoot.  So just be aware of this natural human tendency and mentally grind in, ALWAYS KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL READY TO SHOOT.

Michael Seeklander executing a low light live fire drill

Michael Seeklander executing a low light live fire drill

Where do I go from here?

Training.

Our good friend, Michael Seeklander, has a class on Low light at his American Warrior Society. If this important topic interests you, don’t hold back, jump into some training and dive deeper.

Let us know what you want to learn on this important subject?


Low Light Survey

  • Check all that apply. I am interested in….











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Travis Haley is a fluid shooter who combines biomechanic principes with shooting skills

Travis Haley on Working Out with Proper Biomechanics on Shooting

Travis Haley practices in his daily life getting in and out of positions, his general body mechanics as a lifestyle on and off the range. POSITION WORK: Haley discusses position work such as just taking a knee. Haley stresses instead of just stepping narrow, step out to try to have three points of contact, the […]

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Mitigating liability when shooting a lethal threat. Showing upward trajectory of bullet

Shooting Head Shots with Upward Angle to Mitigate Liability

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Gulla Single Hand Defensive Shooting

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Gulla Single Hand Defensive ShootingShooting upward to the head on an imminent lethal threat not only gets your head out of the line of fire and delivers a immediately incapacitating counter strike, but further, you can limit your liability in the event you miss. Of […]

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Some analysis on how to most effectively transition the gun from one location to a second location. The contraction of muscle depends on the amount of distance. A shorter transition demands quick upper thoracic vertebrae rotation. A wider transition requires more recruitment of the knees and hip thrust. Always drive the eyes aggressively to lead the body.

Breakdown of Narrow and Wide Target Transitions

The article provides analysis on how to most effectively transition a gun from one location to a second location. The contraction of muscle depends on the amount of distance between targets. A shorter transition demands quick upper thoracic vertebrae rotation. A wider transition requires more recruitment of the knees and hip thrust. Always drive the […]

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Don Gulla with SIRT Getting Head Offline with Single Hand Return Fire to Head

Getting Head Out of Kill Zone and Returning Fire to Head of Threat with Single Hand Shooting

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Gulla Single Hand Defensive Shooting

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Gulla Single Hand Defensive ShootingOne handed shooting can have an advantage when moving to your left (for right handed shooters). There are situations where you can get shots off quicker and get your head off line when addressing threats. Don Gulla shows drills to get […]

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Where to Use the SIRT

[supsystic-slider id=1 position=”center”] There are many areas of use with the SIRT Training Pistol and the SIRT AR-Bolt.  Instructors use the SIRT as a demonstration tool to illustrate the fundamentals and then they use SIRTs as a practice tool allowing students get repetitions in class. Then instructors use the SIRT on the range to diagnose any shooting deficiencies, commonly, trigger control and […]

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Drawing from Concealement

Chris Collins Concealed Carry Draw Part 5

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Collins Concealed Carry

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Collins Concealed CarryCONCEALED CARRY DRAW Knowing multiple ways to reload and when to use each is a critical skill for a concealed carry shooter. In this segment, Chris is going to go over the speed reload and the tactical reload. The primary difference of the […]

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Drawing from Concealement

Chris Collins Concealed Carry Draw Part 6

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Collins Concealed Carry

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Collins Concealed CarryCONCEALED CARRY DRAW   In last segment of our Chris Collins Concealed Carry series, we will go over one handed shooting with both the strong and weak hand. This is an essential skill to work on as it’s possible that one of your […]

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Chris Collins Concealed Carry Draw Series 2 Episode 1

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Collins Concealed Carry 2

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Collins Concealed Carry 2CONCEALED CARRY 2:1 In the first video of this second series by Chris Collins, you will learn the pros and cons of concealed carrying on the front half of your waistband. Chris utilizes a Kydex holster for this training but it will […]

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Drawing from Concealement

Chris Collins Concealed Carry Draw Part 4

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Collins Concealed Carry

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Collins Concealed CarryCONCEALED CARRY DRAW   In this segment of our Chris Collins Concealed Carry Series, we will go over close quarters combat. It is safest to train for extreme close quarters positions with your SIRT and not a live fire weapon due to the […]

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Drawing from Concealement

Chris Collins Concealed Carry Draw

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Collins Concealed Carry

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Collins Concealed Carry  CONCEALED CARRY DRAW Have you tried different draw strokes from a cover garment?  Cover garments can range  from a lot of things such as open jackets, Tshirts, button-down shirts, etc.   Chris talks about an open jacket position at about 22 seconds in […]

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