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Time vs Timing

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How fast is your draw?  Industry standard tells us to procure the weapon system and have it online and lead delivered on target from concealment in 1.5 seconds. This time reduction drill is generally setup with an eight-inch circle plate elevated at 5 feet at a distance of 5 yards. ...

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Get off me Blades & The “Grab and Stab” concept

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Today we revisit the off-hand deployable blade and what makes the grab and stab concept so simple and convincing. Primarily used in close quarter deadly force situations and arguably the best option for firearms retention, the off-hand blade is to be simple, secure and easily brought into the...

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Where are you focusing when you holster your weapon? Downrange is the wrong answer.

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I see it time and time again and occasionally find myself wanting to holster without looking depending on what holster or setup I am currently wearing or training with.  Couple of issues here: Why train in any gear besides the gear you wear daily and on duty? Why are we not looking...

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The hidden weapon

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  (Pictured above: Cold Steel Nightshade Series) A look below the surface level… Come Jan 1, 2016 we watched as the open carry law went into effect and witnessed firsthand how Texas quite tactfully excepted the new lift of restriction that you no longer needed to conceal your...

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Proactive Background Clearing Techniques

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Proactive Background Clearing Techniques By: William Chadwick 12/8/2017 Striking interesting topics one at a time can be fun and enlightening.  So how about proactive background clearing?  We operate in the mindset of the hunter, never the hunted. Operate like a predator and not...

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Quest for Caliber

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The Age-Old question…  9 or .45?  The others follow suit of course with a small array of defensive rounds in the line-up all with the intention of completing one single task. Stopping the enemy in his tracks, dropping the enemy in his tracks, and doing so more efficiently and...

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KNIVE ARE FOR STABBING GUN ARE FOR SHOOTING

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This week we visit a proximity response issue… The question is, when in a hand to hand struggle with the enemy should we attempt to push the pistol into the opponent in order to find a target and achieve damage by getting a hit. The answer is NO, Do not stab with a pistol.  Here is...

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Reloading the Fighting Handgun

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Here is a short video showing the dynamics of “Reloading the Fighting Handgun” and how we teach it at the Christian Security Institute.  This particular video is a “Reactive Reload Drill” done in the classroom with dry fire.  It is shown in real time and then...

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The Fighting Handgun

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That’s some serious talk, them there are fighting words.  Let us dive right in about selecting a handgun to shoot people with.  You might call it a duty gun or a defensive handgun either way there is one certain thing these are implying quietly and that is they are specifically...

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Hiding in Plain Sight

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As GATEKEEPERs, we primarily operate in plain clothes.  This allows us to blend with our surroundings.  The occasional need to be seen arises.   Command presence can be elevated by adjusting posture, attention, and changing location.  The easiest way to be seen and...

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