Handgun Training


Training is an essential part of firearms ownership, and once you purchase a firearm, it is imperative you learn how to handle, maintain, and use your firearm safely. Professional firearms training enables you to familiarize yourself with your firearm, develop and improve your skills, and learn the techniques required for properly and legally defending yourself or your family.


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Upcoming Training: Warrior Club At Training Grounds. Upcoming Training: Warrior Club At Training Grounds.

This will be a bit different for me. In the past, I’ve written about how quasi-military training is NOT what we armed citizens really need to learn, primarily because we don’t have to do the same things that the military does. The job of the military is to use overwhelming firepower to beat an enemy into submission in order to take over their territory. That, thankfully, is not my job as an armed civilian. My job as an armed citizen is to avoid contact with the criminal element as much... [Read the rest of this article]

Context Is King Context Is King

Throughout the hundreds and hundreds of hours of firearms training classes I’ve had, there’s been exactly ONE class that has attempted to apply the skills of marksmanship and speed to my everyday life: The Armed Parent/Guardian class from Citizens Defense Research. I find that a little ridiculous. Yes, marksmanship is a skill and yes, you can learn it in a class, but there are reasons WHY people come to a class, and one of the biggest reasons out there right now is personal protection. Yes,... [Read the rest of this article]

Welcome, NRA, To The TeamGunBlogger Lifestyle Welcome, NRA, To The TeamGunBlogger Lifestyle

We started TeamGunBlogger because we weren’t seeing the gun industry talk to today’s gun owners. There are thousands (if not millions) of gun owners who didn’t buy a gun to go hunting, they bought a gun for personal protection and/or competition. While not in the gun-manufacturing business themselves, the NRA is finally catching on to this fact, and has rolled out NRA Freestyle TV. While they’ve got their own page and video player, but to me, it’s their YouTube channel... [Read the rest of this article]

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Welcome, NSSF, To The Teamgunblogger Lifestyle. Welcome, NSSF, To The Teamgunblogger Lifestyle.

This website, seven years ago: We are committed to getting the millions of new gun owners out to the range and encouraging their safe use of guns in competition,... 

A Beginner’s Guide to USPSA Stage Strategy. A Beginner’s Guide to USPSA Stage Strategy.

I get frustrated sometimes with the lousy advice given to beginners in practical shooting who want to learn how to optimize their movement during a stage.... 

Upcoming Training: Warrior Club At Training Grounds. Upcoming Training: Warrior Club At Training Grounds.

This will be a bit different for me. In the past, I’ve written about how quasi-military training is NOT what we armed citizens really need to learn,... 

Content Dump. Content Dump.

I’m quite proud of this piece I did for NRA Family on making shooting resolutions for the New Year. You’re already resolving to lose weight... 

Context Is King Context Is King

Throughout the hundreds and hundreds of hours of firearms training classes I’ve had, there’s been exactly ONE class that has attempted to apply the... 

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Top Ten Reasons To Shoot Practical Pistol Top Ten Reasons To Shoot Practical Pistol

It’s fun. Really, really REALLY fun It helps familiarize yourself with your pistol of choice It improves your accuracy under stressful conditions You meet... 

Improving your score on the IDPA Classifier Improving your score on the IDPA Classifier

We’ve talked about what the IDPA Classifier is, now let’s talk about how to shoot it well.  This is my scoresheet from the last Classifier I shot.... 

Shooting the IDPA Classifier Shooting the IDPA Classifier

IDPA is a fast-growing shooting sport that is more focused on “defensive” situations than other shooting sports such as USPSA. People competing in IDPA... 

Gearing up for an IDPA competition Gearing up for an IDPA competition

We’re big fans of competition as a means of testing yourself and your gear in something that’s more stressful than just punching holes in paper on a... 

How To Improve Your Shooting Without Firing A Shot How To Improve Your Shooting Without Firing A Shot

It’s the difference between winning trophies and finishing at the bottom of the match results.  It’s also a critical part of being able to successfully... 

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