There are no defensive shooting experts.

 
If, by “expert”, you mean someone with a significant amount of first-hand experience in the activity (i.e., shooting people who attacked them) .
Here’s the dirty little secret no one in this business will admit to: none of us have enough — in most cases any — shooting experience defending ourselves against a criminal attacker, sufficient to derive lessons worth teaching. 
No one you’ll find — not on Facebook, not on YouTube, not on Instagram, not writing books …

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Your Hump Day Reading List for June 5, 2019

 
Welcome to the Hump Day Reading List! Here are what I believe to be the three most important articles you can read this week to enhance your personal and family safety:
This week in Defense and Training:
Stop parroting home defense fallacies
The defensive shooting world has worked overtime for the last few decades to teach people how to draw  faster, shoot faster, and hit smaller targets at greater distances. Very rarely, however, has it addressed when to …

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This guy got lucky. You might not.

One of my big peeves in this business is the number of bad lessons that are presented in the context of “he had it coming!”
In these stories there’s usually a petty criminal (these are almost always minor property crimes) who is caught “red handed” by a virtuous (and obviously very manly) gun owner. The gun owner either heroically holds the suspect for police, chases him off at gun point, or fires a warning shot to scare the thief …

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Your Hump Day Reading List for May 29, 2019

 
Welcome to the Hump Day Reading List! Here are what I believe to be the three most important articles you can read this week to enhance your personal and family safety:
This week in Defense and Training:
Where is your line in the sand?
This article from Greg Ellifritz is one of the most important I’ve read. Most people never think about where their boundaries are — the point beyond which they won’t comply. It’s something you should …

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Texas gets safe storage right

We've seen efforts at getting folks to be responsible with their guns done in a variety of ways- a number of them being highly problematic and doing nothing to actually get the message out that locking your stuff up is a good idea, but rather criminalizing folks with...

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Your Hump Day Reading List for May 22, 2019

 
Welcome to the Hump Day Reading List! Here are what I believe to be the three most important articles you can read this week to enhance your personal and family safety:
This week in Defense and Training:
Timing is everything
In the defensive training world, everything is always about “faster”. We train to draw faster, shoot faster, move faster. Our drills are always about shooting, rarely about thinking. 
The result is that students very often go to the …

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The Liberal Gun Club Amicus Brief: New York City’s Transport Ban Fails All Heightened Scrutiny

Contact: Lara Smith                                                          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Phone: 510-919-3214 Email: Larasmith@theliberalgunclub.com https://theliberalgunclub.com   New York City’s Transport Ban Fails All Heightened Scrutiny The Liberal...

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Your Hump Day Reading List for May 15, 2019

Welcome to the Hump Day Reading List! Here are what I believe to be the three most important articles you can read this week to enhance your personal and family safety:
This week in Defense and Training:
Just because it looks cool doesn’t mean it will work
When we speak of defensive shooting with a handgun, there are two likely ranges: within arm’s reach (yours plus your attacker’s), and everything else. 
Most handgun training focuses on the “everything else” …

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CMP Resumes International Distinguished Badge Presentations

By Gary Anderson, DCM Emeritus Gold Distinguished Marksman Badges are the highest and most prestigious marksmanship awards authorized by the U.S. Government. The Distinguished International Shooters Badge is arguably the most difficult of the Distinguished Badges to earn because International Distinguished shooters must not only qualify for a U. S. National Team but must then produce medal winning performances in Continue Reading

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