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Springfield Armory Blog by Steve Tarani - 4M ago

As a professional instructor and keynote speaker throughout the public and private sectors, my courses range from awareness-based training (preventative measures) to empty hand defense, to non-ballistic weapons defense (edged, impact, flexible), to defensive firearms.

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In Part II of Dry Fire Practice With Lasers, I focused on the following:

  • Acceptable Sight Picture Drills

Let's move forward now to some more-advanced laser drills.

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In Part I of Dry Fire Practice With Lasers, I outlined the following:

  • Creating the dry fire targets, specifically Laser Target 1 and Laser Target 2
  • Attaching and zeroing the laser
  • Holding / Aiming Dry Practice Laser Drills

Let's move forward now to some intermediate laser drills.

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Going to the range and shooting at targets the same old way, time and time again can get dull. You might even feel your skill development has plateaued. Start pushing yourself by incorporating a few new rifle drills into your regimen.

Try these 3 simple drills that can sharpen your rifle skills.

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When I began my life of daily carry almost 30 years ago, I carried what was approved and available. My respect of the .45 ACP round goes this far back, as that is when I chose to purchase a single stack .45 ACP as the handgun which would reside in my holster. I actually opted out of the .357 revolver that was department issued at the time.

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My first memories that took me down the path of firearms and shooting came in the 1970s. I remember looking at old gun magazines, specifically Guns and Ammo, all of the time. Most of those magazines were dated from the late 60s through the mid to late 70s.  #CollectorItems

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Springfield Armory Blog by Steve Tarani - 7M ago

As a sworn deputy and later a federal employee, it was incumbent upon those of us carrying firearms to qualify with those weapons, meeting the minimum standard as set by that agency or department.

Technically speaking, you could squeak by your in-service qualification with a barely-passing score. However, to the rest of the team you’d be considered a second-rate schmuck if you didn’t hit close to that perfect score. The boys might let you slide if you were down one or two points, but any more than that was considered pedestrian, and you’d pay the price of choking on a giant mouthful of humble pie.

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There are certainly more-qualified people than I to write about the merits of red dots and suppressors for tactical, self -defense and competition applications. I’m really just not all that tactical or competitive. What I can do is chime in on how much of a blast suppressors can be for anyone who enjoys shooting at any level. #RegularShooter 

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A few decades ago, law enforcement "specialized units" began the transition from the 9mm subgun to the more-effective .223 / 5.56 weapon systems. My first select-fire 5.56 system was a 16-inch barreled rifle, which transitioned over the years to a few different, shorter 10-to-11.5-inch barreled AR systems.

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Springfield Armory Blog by Steve Tarani - 8M ago

Finding yourself right smack in the middle of harm’s way can give pause even to the hardest of the hard. However, chance favors the prepared

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