Practice


ALR Episode 11 – Easter and Sword Control

He is Risen! He is Risen, Indeed! Hallelujah! In this Easter week episode: another news story begs the question “what background check would have stopped this?” Colossians 4 and dealing with the anti-gun world. Another Ballistic Minute tip from Sergeant Bill Silvia. Tips for packing your range bag for a…


My 15-Minute Dry Fire Routine

Dry fire is boring. There’s not much that can be done about that. But I found a nightly routine that has enough variation to keep you interested and the best part is, it takes just 15 minutes, 3-5 times per week.


Why I Compete (And Why You Should Too)

“So, how’d you do?” Sitting across from the young man who would win 1st place Master class in the Enhanced Service Pistol division at the Badlands Regional and Oklahoma State IDPA Championship, I shrugged off the question. “I don’t want to know.” I really didn’t. I didn’t shoot well and I made a pile of mental mistakes. I had my scoresheets and some video to review. I don’t shoot for trophies. If they come, that’s nice, but that’s not why I compete.


Gas-Only Airsoft Reload Drill

If you're like me, reloading under pressure — slide lock or tactical reloads — is not as smooth as it could be. I tend to fumble with magazines and not seat them cleanly, especially when I'm out of practice. Here's a drill that will help tighten up your reloads and…


Guns, Christianity and the need for Practice

I took a friend from church to the range recently and, having never fired a pistol in his life, he had a hard time. The grip seemed unnatural to him, he flinched in anticipation of recoil, he struggled with trigger control and sight picture. By the end of the session…


Replace Dry-Fire Training with Airsoft

Dry fire is an important training tool, but the limitations are obvious.  You practice with an empty gun and, unless your chosen weapon has a double-action trigger, that means you’re limited to a single shot with a “cocked” trigger, with follow-up shots completed with a slack or dead trigger.  The…