Hello and welcome to Swift | Silent | Deadly, a blog by me, Justin Fields. I’m a former Marine Corps Special Operator, government contractor, professional trainer, and current paramedic. I’m on a mission to help others become more capable, competent human beings by sharing the lessons learned from a lifetime of adventure. Read more about me.Justin
This review marks the next in our series of NPE carry holsters. Over the past several months I have worked with several Non-Permissive Environment carry holsters. This article is our Kramer Leather Pocket Gun Holster review, possibly the best pocket holster I have had the privilege of using. Let’s dig in.
The FBI is the preeminent law enforcement agency in the United States. It is pretty reasonable that a lawful concealed carrier would want to meet the FBI standards for firearms handling and marksmanship. Ascertaining whether or not you do meet this standard is as simple as shooting the FBI pistol qual. In this video I shoot it with six guns, including a revolver and a mousegun. Check it out, and shoot the FBI pistol qual on your next range day.
One of my favorite phrases ever is “stay ready so you don’t have to get ready!” I find it is applicable to a lot of things in life. At the beginning of a new year – and an election year that promises to be more polarized than ever – I want to offer you some encouragement, and encourage myself, to stay ready.
The 5-Yard Roundup is another low-round-count drill that tests a lot of skills. It is easy to run, doesn’t require much in the way of range facilities, and can be completed in about 90 seconds. Best of all, it will tell you an awful lot about your abilities as a shooter.
When I first saw it, I realized that the Old Bakersfield PD Qual would become a staple in my shooting repertoire. Within ten rounds you can do a very good assessment of where you stand as a defensive pistol shooter. If I ever teach handgun classes, may very well be the opening drill of the class. Let’s take look at it.
I have written previously that an instructor should be able to give an introduction in no more than 90 seconds. This was in response to some (too) long instructor introductions that went into way too much detail. I have recently come to realize the opposite is true – it is possible to give way too little detail. This article is a guide to effective instructor introductions that give students everything they need and nothing they don’t.