Becoming Chad Wick? Shooting Goals for Regular Guys

Once, back when this blog was just an idea in my head, a firearms instructor told me about a series he was putting together. His idea was to teach firearms as if it was a martial art. Regular classes that would build on fundamentals week, by week, month by month. It would include force on force […]

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Shooting Down Gun License Myths for the Black Gun Owner

I talk to a lot of Black people about guns. They ask me what I do, and I mention the fact that I have a blog that discusses gun ownership in the Black community. The next thing you know, we trying to figure out when we can get to the range.  I’m a liberal progressive […]

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Shoot Like Bass Reeves: Mastering the Press Out

  I learned the draw stroke in four totally distinct parts. Four. Totally. Separate. Components. Which, when practiced enough, turn into something seamless and effective. There will be video about the science of the draw stroke below, for those who want to see what I’m talking about. In fact, when I’m done watching this, I’ll […]

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Shoot like Bass Reeves: The Dot Torture test

To build great accuracy fundamentals, focus on the process. Not the results. Results are ego driven, mastering the process builds character. Ego is the enemy of success. Samuel Hayes, Caliber Training Group This is a test. It covers the basics of draw and fire, moving from one target to another and shooting with the strong or […]

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Who or What is El Presidente

Run through enough drills with your firearm and you’re going to run into this guy. It’s happened to me more than once. I’m going through my handgun homework and run into reference the El Prez. And then I skip it. I’m cool with drills that require me to move and shoot. I guess it reminds […]

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I Have a Problem. And it’s Not with my Shooting

My name is Chad. I have a bad habit. I’m talking about holstering my gun without looking. I learned very early that it was no bueno. Sam told me during our first session that you draw quick and holster S-L-O-W. There is zero benefit to holstering your weapon quickly. The threat is gone (why else […]

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That Time I went out Back To School Shopping and found a Gun Range

The Flinch. I have been dry firing for months. In that time I’ve been to the range around four times. I’ve gotten good instruction. My grip has been changed, I’ve learned how to use the sights and I’ve practiced. I have owned a gun since 1998. And I’ve learned more since I started this blog […]

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Get a Gun. Learn How to Use it.

My wife has a friend who used to enjoy walking alone around Stone Mountain Park, back in her single days. She would take her little dog out and walk for hours, simply because she didn’t like being home alone. “What if something happened?” “I wasn’t worried about it,” she said. “There was a phone box.” […]

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Dry Firing 001: The Shot Timer

I’ve talked a lot about dry firing. In the earlier days of Daddys-Gun.com I even wrote a few posts about it. They were bone simple, and if you are baffled about how to fit practice into your daily routine, it is possible. I did it. I’ve been exposed to a handful of drills since I […]

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