John Correia of Active Self Protection: Preaching the Gospel of Armed Self-Defense
Faith / Firearms / Training

John Correia of Active Self Protection: Preaching the Gospel of Armed Self-Defense

Although I was disappointed that I wasn’t able to observe Mike Seeklander’s instructor development course in New Mexico in November, a silver lining was that I got to spend a few days in Phoenix visiting with some of the amazing gun culture people/businesses there, like Wilderness Tactical Products, Haley Strategic Partners, and Cecil Burch of … Continue reading

Reactive Shooting and Movement in Gabe Suarez’s New Modern Technique
Personal Defense / Training

Reactive Shooting and Movement in Gabe Suarez’s New Modern Technique

In previous posts, I have suggested that Gabe Suarez’s Pistol Gunfighting School draws on and updates Col. Jeff Cooper’s Modern Technique of the Pistol. Suarez’s New Modern Technique (my term, not his) is indebted to Cooper’s Combat Triad (mindset, gunhandling, marksmanship) and the combat mindset part of the triad (mental conditioning for combat) in particular. … Continue reading

Branding in the Firearms Training Industry
Training

Branding in the Firearms Training Industry

Having discussed the rise of civilian firearms training industry, as well as various means of ensuring quality in training services offered, including professionalization, licensing, certification, and apprenticeship, this post will consider one final approach to quality assurance in the gun training industry: BRANDING. “Brands” originally were physical marks put on animals (and slaves, human beings … Continue reading