Blade Tech Signature Holster- Classic vs Signature

Blade Tech Signature vs. Classic Holsters Personally, I think that the Blade Tech Signature holster is a way for Blade Tech to lower their prices and sell more holsters. The Classic holster runs about  $69.95, a steep price even for the best Kydex handgun holster. I bought 3 at this price point because I wanted the best. I knew I was going to subject my holsters to some very hard use, and the last thing I want is to worry…

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Why Use Snap Caps and Dummy Rounds?

I prefer using dummy rounds, or “snap caps” to perform my many hours of dry firing training and gun manipulation drills. I have been asked why use snap caps or dummy rounds when practicing these drills? There are many reasons to use them and I will go into them in this article as well as detail how they can be used for various malfunction and reloading drills. What is Dry Firing? Dry firing is simply operating a gun or pistol…

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Defensive Handgun Shooting Techniques: The Emergency Reload

Defensive Handgun Shooting Techniques: Emergency Reload This will be one of the most important defensive handgun shooting techniques to learn. An emergency reload is exactly what it sounds like. It is an emergency. You are in a gunfight and your gun runs out of ammo. Hopefully you have a spare magazine, but if not it is now time to run, hide and pray! What is an Emergency Reload? This is a combat pistol shooting technique used to quickly “reload” when…

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Tactical Reload- Defensive Handgun Tactics

The tactical reload is important skill to master and is a relatively easy one to learn.  This is one of the defensive handgun tactics you will learn at any defensive firearms training class. There are several types of reload: Administrative reload Emergency reload Tactical reload Administrative reload is simply loading or reloading the gun at the range during practice or at home before taking it with you for the day. Emergency reload is reloading the gun during a gunfight when the…

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Instructor Training at Front Sight

Front Sight Firearms Training Institute Review- 4 Day Defensive Handgun Course Las Vegas

Front Sight Firearms Training Institute Review If you are planning a trip to Front Sight in Las Vegas Nevada or have heard of them and are not sure what they are all about, please read this review and I will give you some personal insight from my 9 firearms training courses I have taken. I will tell you right now that I recommend Front Sight, as you will see from my many return trips there. What is Front Sight? Front Sight…

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Handgun Malfunction Drills: Type 3 Malfunction

What is a Type 3 Handgun Malfunction? The third firearm malfunction we will discuss is the “dreaded” type 3 malfunction, also known as a double feed, or “brass low”. You can see the Type 1 Malfunction and Type 2 Malfunction here. Further definitions of firearms malfunctions can be found on Wikipedia. The Type 3 occurs when the firearm attempts to load a new cartridge into the chamber when it already has another cartridge, or more likely, spent brass in it.…

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Frontsight Firearms Training Institute: Planning your trip

A trip to Front Sight Firearm Training Institute in Pahrump, Nevada is a very fun and rewarding experience. If you are new to handguns or a seasoned shooter, you will learn to be comfortable and proficient with your weapon. This course is loaded with information and skills training. You will definitely get your money’s worth! This article will cover some planning details that I have learned from my 6 trips that will help you know what to expect. Also be…

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Type 2 handgun malfunction

Defensive Handgun Shooting Techniques: The Type 2 Handgun Malfunction

What is a Type 2 Malfunction? The Type 2 malfunction, also referred to as a “stovepipe”, is a common handgun malfunction. Fortunately, it is quick and easy to clear, and with practice, can be cleared in less than 1 second! See Type 1 and Type 3 malfunctions. Learning to clear this type of malfunction is a critical defensive handgun technique. The definition of a Type 2 malfunction is a “failure to eject”. This means that after a round is fired, the…

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Handgun Malfunction Drills – Type 1 Malfunction Drill

What is a Type 1 Malfunction? The Type 1 handgun malfunction is by far the most common malfunction of a semi-automatic pistol. Fortunately, it is also the easiest to clear, and with practice, can be cleared in less than 1 second! See my articles on Tactical Reload Drill , Type 2 malfunctions and Type 3 Malfunctions. The definition of a Type 1 malfunction is a “failure to fire”. This simply means that when the trigger is pressed, the hammer falls (or the striker…

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Front Sight Firearms Training Institute Preparation: Gear- What Should you Bring?

Four Day Defensive Handgun Training: What you will need If you are planning a trip to Front Sight Firearms Training Nevada, let me say congratulations! If you are just a beginner or are looking for tactical handgun training schools, Front Sight Nevada is the place for you. This article will help you prepare and know what to bring to class. See my Front Sight Firearms Training Institute Review. You can start with the 4-Day Defensive handgun course and work your…

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