Changing Gears (How Fast to Shoot)

Adrian Alan Performance on Demand Shooting One of frequent problems I see with inexperienced shooters is they always shoot at the same speed. Usually, it’s really fast. They shoot as fast at the 25 yard line as they do at the 7, despite the fact that they can’t hit their target at that speed. When I use the word “inexperienced” I don’t necessarily mean “new.” I see this problem with some of the police officers I train – many of whom have carried a gun five, ten or even 15 years. It’s especially prevalent on department qualifications. An officer will only use a fraction of their allotted time on a string of… Read More

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Mindset: What’s Important Now?

Adrian Alan Performance on Demand Shooting I’m sitting here watching video from the Ft. Lauderdale attack. I’m watching people by the baggage claim, shuffling around in shock or waiting for their luggage (newsflash – it’s not coming). In one video, there is a victim being attended to who appears to have a non-survivable head wound lying on the floor as passengers mill around. Aside from a few who are tending to the injured, the people I see have been completely overwhelmed by the situation and lost all ability to make a decision or act. They are in “condition black.” They are not safe where they are – there is always… Read More

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