Thoughts on the MAG-40 Accidental Discharge

Quite a few people have asked me about Ayoob’s accidental discharge at a recent MAG40 class. Short story: Ayoob wanted to demonstrate a trigger press to his students, so he borrowed a student’s pistol, by his own admission failed to clear it properly, and unintentionally f
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Weapon Policies and Workplace Liability

Random thoughts on workplace carry policies and civil liability.   Fears of “liability” are usually invoked in defense of gun-free zones, but do these policies really protect the business from liability? SCENARIO ONE: Your workplace allows people with permits to carry. A d
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Exciting Training Opportunity from QSI and One Defense

QSI and One Defense have teamed up to host John and Vicki Farnam This coming July 7-8, 2018, One Defense and QSI Training will host legendary trainers John and Vicki Farnam in Morristown, Minnesota. We have partnered for two courses that will cater to the needs expressed by our studen
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Multi-Class Discounts are LIVE!

We’ve added our popular Multi-Class Discounts again! You can save up to $50 on three classes with our Three-Pack. Our best value is our Five-Pack, which saves up to $150.  That’s like getting a free class! Any discounts paid for in 2017 may be used until the end of 2018. T
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Ahh, Technology!

We’re experiencing some issues with class registrations.  Our web guy is working on it (we did an upgrade and are still working a few things out). If you want to sign up for a class, please use the Contact Form at the top of the page and we’ll get you set up.  You can also
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Malfunction Drills got a little too exciting

I’ve been setting up complex malfunction drills this way for over 20 years and nothing like this has happened before. I’m sharing our experience so others can benefit from it. Last weekend we were on the range doing some instructor development training, part of which was c
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“Tape Loops” and the Verbal Challenge

A couple of years ago, I was at a training class out of state.  The final exercise of the class was for two people to fight, one as an aggressor and one defending.  Both participants were outfitted with protective gear for a full contact fight. During one of the evolutions, when the t
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Surefire XC1 and how to spot the Fake

As I’m sure a lot of you know, Surefire recently released their XC1 weapon light. What you might NOT be aware of it that there is also at least one Chinese knock off or “clone” as I will refer to them going forward. With the real thing having an MSRP of $300 and a re
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Taurus convertible hammer

This was by far the best thing I saw in the Taurus booth, and I find it to be a clever idea. According to the rep I spoke to, this hammer will soon be standard on all Taurus revolvers, but is currently available on only a few models. The hammer spur is removable, turning it into spur-
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Taurus TCP with wings

Because apparently Taurus thinks that women need “wings” not only on their feminine hygiene products, but on their pistols too. As the Taurus rep I talked to told me “this gun is for women”. It is a standard Taurus TCP with the addition of folding “wings&
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