If you're a gun owner who has been carrying concealed for some time, you probably know that the appendix carry position is a popular way to conceal your firearm. Many concealed carry permit holders today prefer appendix carry because it allows them to get to their firearm the fastest. Despite the benefits, appendix carry also has its fair share of disadvantages that we will … [Read more...] about Appendix Carry: The Pros and Cons
It's one thing to own a weapon and know how to fire it. It's a completely different ability to know what you're doing when you are firing it to survive a real life combat situation. That's where tactical training comes into play.
Our tactical fire training drills and courses found in these articles will better prepare you for the moments that count. Whether you want to learn more tactical training or firing drills to help you at the range or for real-life scenarios, our training drills can help get you ready!
A squib load, also known as squib rounds or just a squib, is when there is insufficient force behind a bullet to exit a barrel. This type of malfunction can happen for many reasons such as fouling in the barrel, loading with too light of a charge, i.e. low powder load, or an improperly seated projectile. The most common causes are due to improper primer ignition or lack of … [Read more...] about Squib Loads: What Are They?
While shopping around for guns, you've probably encountered the term "bull barrel." Perhaps you don't know what a bull barrel is (or does), which might explain why you're here, but you recognize the phrase as an 'upgraded' barrel due to the higher price compared to traditional barrels. By the end of this post, you'll: Understand what a bull barrel is;Know why some … [Read more...] about What Is A Bull Barrel?
Today, I want to share a little 'brain hack' or perhaps a 'paradigm shift' that should help you.The other day I was at the range when I heard someone tell an experienced shooter, "just go slow."For anyone learning something new, I agree, they should approach learning new skill sets, slowly.However, when someone can already safely and confidently manipulate a firearm and … [Read more...] about Want to Shoot Fast? Then Stop Going Slow!
Don't get me wrong. Training is critical, and we continually encourage people to seek quality firearms training courses. We even hold our own classes, and here I am, telling you to stop taking training courses like they're going out of style. Why? I want you to invest your time, money, and effort wisely. You see, I'm beginning to notice a trend. Many people … [Read more...] about Training vs. Practice: Stop Taking So Many Shooting Classes
One of the reasons I started Tactical Hyve was because I became frustrated. In one class, a reputable instructor might say that one technique was the best way to do something. But in another class, a different instructor would completely disagree and say that technique would get someone killed. This happened often and still does. Debates About Shooting … [Read more...] about Shooting Techniques vs. Principles: Trivial Debates About What Technique is Best
[toc] When it comes to guns and the fundamentals of marksmanship, some people will argue that grip is the most important. However, the vast majority of top-level shooters believe that knowing how to safely and skillfully manipulate a firearms' trigger is of greater importance--I agree. Maintaining proper trigger discipline is crucial to ensuring your safety and the safety … [Read more...] about Ultimate Guide to Trigger Discipline and Trigger Control
What is Force on Force Training? Force on force training is scenario-based training that induces the fear and stress of a life-threatening situation using role players and real firearms that fire non-lethal ammunition. Range Time Alone is Not Enough For most citizens firearms training consists of target shooting on a flat range. While range time is critical to learn … [Read more...] about Force On Force Training: As Real As It Gets