How Fast Should You Shoot In Self Defense?

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When talking about using a gun in self-defense, sometimes the following question comes up; “how fast should I shoot if someone attacks me?” It’s a thoughtful question. I guess the simple answer is “as fast as necessary.” While that is true, it doesn’t really give us any metric or standard or concept of what it…

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What You Don’t See Can Kill You

Shooting through clothing

** We originally published this post August 29, 2017 ** I have wanted to address this topic for quite some time. I hope the accompanying video is a visual of the ever-present danger law enforcement officers (LEOs) face during every contact. But not just LEOs, but anyone targeted by an armed criminal. What happens in…

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S4E23: How to See and What to Look For

Riley Bowman and Matthew Maruster discuss vision and the importance of purposeful vision and its relevance to top performance under stress. Should we be incorporating vision-related concepts into our training? Why is it important?

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S4E22: 4 Reasons People Don’t Carry Medical Gear

Riley Bowman and Jacob Paulsen talk about why people don’t carry medical or trauma gear. You’ve heard us talk before about how much likely you are to need medical-related gear than a gun to save a life. So you better tune in and hear all the reasons why we think this is and how to overcome this if this describes you!

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S4E21: Tips for Shooting While Moving

Riley Bowman and Matthew Maruster discuss shooting while moving. How to do it, how to practice it, etc. This concept was recently featured on the latest Shooter Ready Challenge. Check it out at and tune into today’s episode!

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Don’t Go In: Arriving Home to Forced Entry

I hope it never happens to anyone, but reality says someone reading this post will arrive home to find signs that someone bre into their house. I know I’ll get some hate for this post, but that’s fine; it wouldn’t be the first time. I get it; you work hard for your stuff and…

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