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Team TPC is a dedicated group of talented instructors not only great at shooting, but at teaching shooting, and working with people.

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Most people stand to practice their draw. So why not learn a technique that you can practice in that easy and comfortable position, but that works in a car, sitting in a cafe booth, or sitting in front of your computer.  Plus… it’s fast, we regularly get .7 draws to 4×9 inch targets at 7 to 10 yards when standing. The video was taken at our most recent bootcamp. This is a classic example, btw, of the interaction at bootcamps.Read More
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Posted On February 16, 2015By Team TPCIn Featured, Tips, Video

Minimizing Momentum Speeds Accurate Shooting

Throwing the gun at the target during the draw, or when shooting multiple targets, may seem a fast approach to shooting, but it isn’t. The draw completes the stance. You want to be setup for future shots at the end of it. Throwing the gun out hard, resulting in a less effective stance, hurts you on later shots whether on the same target or multiple ones.  The gun bobbing around at the end of the push, also makes your first shot less accurate, because “seeing what you need to see”, the sights aligned on the target, becomes harder andRead More
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Here is a taste of Day 2 at Handgun Bootcamp.  To help with fast, accurate, first shots, we work through a series of exercises designed to have the gun rise to the targets with the sights aligned. This lets you shoot earlier and more accurately than other techniques.  Having the muzzle bounce around at the end of a “punch” presentation, wastes time if you wait for the sights to settle, or leads to errant shots if you don’t wait.   Presenting with sights aligned naturally and automatically leads to earlier,Read More
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Posted On January 18, 2015By Team TPCIn Posters

Practice without Training

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When instructing look to the students athletic history to help them build a natural athletic stance. In this case, Tracy had been a competitive softball player, playing catch was a natural way to help her build a stance she was comfortable and confident with.  Read More
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Posted On January 9, 2015By Team TPCIn Featured, Tips, Video

Leverage your stance with your head and a 2×6

Can a minor shift in head position make or break a stance? Ron uses a piece of scrap 2×6 to show that it can! It’s pretty amazing, and it works without a 2×6  too.Read More
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Posted On January 9, 2015By Team TPCIn Drills, Featured, Targets, Tips, Video

The versatile Trigger Bar Target

You don’t need fancy targets to get your fundamentals solid. Print this target on an 81/2×11 printer paper, put it up, and get busy. Here Ron Avery, our Director of Training, explains the infinite variety and utility you can get from 3 simple bars on a page.  Read More
WristTension

Posted On January 8, 2015By Team TPCIn Featured, Tips, Video

It’s all in the wrists!

Well, not all, but a lot.  When shooting a  handgun, you have a recoil force going directly backwards. We use stance to manage that force. The next force to recon with is muzzle flip, caused by the slide flying back at high speed above the hands. The “secret” to controlling it is in the wrist, both angle and tension.Read More