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Mastering Your Trigger

Do you have issues? I’m talking about with your “trigger issues” and many shooters feel this way about their abilities! I’d venture to guess we all have issues in one way or another and the sooner we admit them, the faster we can fix them is my notion!  Anyway, moving on!

So, do you have issues with your trigger finger not doing what you think you are trying to tell it to do with your trigger? It can be difficult can’t it? Well, I’ve felt the same way as a young shooter trying to be surgical.

However, Firearms and triggers, like people are all very different!  Some are louder than others and more difficult to operate and others are “Easy Like Sunday Morning“.  Let’s not forget everyone learns in other ways and at different paces.

What I’ve Found!

I am writing on this subject and put this video together after helping so many students from across the globe and from all levels of ability deal with, in my opinion, one of the most difficult elements of the seven shooting fundamentals.. TRIGGER CONTROL!

Well, I’m going to give you my unconventional approach with some key concepts that YOU can put into practice to help you “Evolve your Skills” with whatever gun you put in your hand!
Master your Trigger and you can shoot flies and bad guys as well as shoot more accurately at much greater distances is the goal!

Photo By Patriot Outdoors, Inc. Teaching women’s group in Arizona.

Your Trigger is a Fulcrum

Let me explain! Your trigger is a mechanical rigid device that only knows two things: going back and forth! It has no ability to go left or right (and it shouldn’t) it can’t bend or go out of it’s range of motion. If that’s the case, then we (the gun handler), must be doing something inappropriately while we use it. Maybe, just maybe we are causing the firearm to be misaligned or interrupting the sights as we finalize our trigger press?

Photo By Patriot Outdoors, Inc. Teaching US Air Force Troops.

Did you Know?

Your trigger and your handgun or any firearm for that matter doesn’t care if your left or right handed! It doesn’t care if your left or right eye dominant? if you hold it with your feet or your hands or and this is a big one: Doesn’t care how much dang f

inger is in the trigger well! Not to mention, doesn’t care if it’s pressed

fast or slow!

All it cares about it, {if it could feel or care} is that the trigger gets depressed completely to the rear and in order to make a proper impact on target requires th

e sights staying on that target.

MicroManage Your Trigger..

One of my many phrases on the line is “MicroManage that Trigger“.

You may know that we all learn by walk, crawl, run. Mastering your trigger is no different. The quality of the repetitions of you exercising a trigger press is more im

portant than you just spraying and praying lead down range.  Even if you are home with an UNLOADED firearm learning your trigger in “dry fire” practice is extremely vital to mastering your trigger.

Pressure Placement!

Remember, when it come to trigger control, it’s more important for you to pay attention to the balance of pressure that is delivered to the trigger as opposed to how much finger is in the trigger well.. Balanced Pressure with your finger to the trigger is the key.

Do Whatever it Takes to Accomplish the Task

Everyone’s hands are different with a wide range of abilities and disabilities. Likewise, as there are just as many types of guns and triggers out there to choose. Your

objective is to do whatever it takes to accomplish the task of pressing that trigger without interruption of your sights on target and repeating that for sustainable success on the range and on the streets… There’s so much more, you’re going to have to watch the video! Enjoy Watching.

For those of you in the Phoenix Valley, Go See Ted’s Shooting Range in Queen Creek. Great place to shoot and train and friendly staff! www.tedsshootingrange.com

If you have any subjects you would like for me to discuss or have questions please feel free to contact me. Please like, comment, SHARE & Subscribe to my channel on YouTube.

That’s all I got for you today, go be awesome today, you can do more than you think and stronger than you realize! God Bless & Godspeed.

 

For Liberty,

Stephen D. Powell

The GunLife Coach

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Stephen D. Powell is an Air Force veteran with more than 18 years of combined federal, military & civilian law enforcement experience. Powell has been teaching professionally for over 25+years as a firearms Instructor for numerous organizations and agencies rated with the NRA, NM & TX DPS and a Sig Sauer Academy Master Instructor. His company, Patriot Outdoors, Inc, has been operational in the defensive training industry since 2004, starting a thousand acre training facility located in Eastern New Mexico. Patriot has provided crucial and relevant firearms training to DOD and SOCOM, state and local law enforcement and armed citizen students. Over the past several years, Powell has appeared on several Fox News, Sirius XM radio, various regional newspaper, radio and tv shows, promoting military veteran entrepreneurship and patriotism as well as educating the shooting industry on range development, media relations and key second amendment issues. Patriot Outdoors is currently operating out of the Phoenix Valley, Arizona and with a new channel of The GunLife Coach to inspire and motivate other in life and on the range!



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Multitasking Renders You Less Productive

Multitasking sends a message to your subconscious that this is how you must proceed to stay competitive and succeed

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Dividing your attention to complete multiple activities at once can make you less effective at everything you’re doing.

From CEOs to newbie hires, everyone has numerous tasks to manage throughout the course of a day, week, month, and year. The multitude of responsibilities on your plate requires the capacity for self-management, time management, and the effective allocation of your resources. However, don’t confuse legitimate workplace skills with the contemporary, ill-advised phenomenon called multitasking.

A False Promise

Multitasking might appear to be a reliable way to tackle many issues that compete for your time and attention. It seems intuitive that if you can juggle both A and B concurrently, you’re achieving a productivity gain and saving significant time. But the fallacy in that argument is surmising that the human brain can double-up or triple-up on tasks with no loss of attention, focus, or effectiveness.

A plethora of psychological studies have shown that the human brain can only give “sharp attention” in one direction at a time. Seeking to give this level of attention in multiple directions yields a reverberating type of attention allotted to each activity and predictably results in a loss of mental acuity and productivity.

A clear example of multitasking is when you’re driving along the highway and speaking on a smartphone. Even if you switch to the hands-free speaker phone feature, both activities compete for your brain’s vital sharp attention. So you execute neither activity as effectively as you could by undertaking one activity at a time. It’s also prudent to point out that driving while talking on the phone-hands-free or not-contributes to distracted driving and an elevated rate of vehicular accidents.

Multitasking Coexists Best With Routine

Certainly, it’s okay to multitask while completing some repetitive and familiar work activities. You can run a print job while you work with a file on your screen, for example. As long as the printer has adequate toner and the paper feeds through as designed, there is no deficit in multitasking in this manner.

Nevertheless, for whatever task you are attempting to handle, the fact that you are running a print job at the same time is likely to diminish your overall effectiveness.

The loss in mental acuity will be relatively minor, and you might not even be aware of it. The real risk of workplace multitasking, however, is that you never quite retreat to that mental space where you can offer concerted concentration and, hence, your best work. But if you trace your actions over time, you’ll likely see that for the larger tasks you executed effectively, you stopped multitasking and focused on the task at hand.

Sending the Wrong Message

Multitasking sends a message to your subconscious that this is the way you have to proceed to stay competitive and succeed. When multitasking becomes ingrained in your psyche, you’re telling yourself deep down that you can’t make it in real estate any other way. You end up missing the benefits derived from practicing the art of “doing one thing at a time.”

Multitaskers have trouble “seeing the forest for the trees” and often fail to focus on the most critical components of their day-to-day operations, abandoning less palatable tasks because they require creativity, concentration, and analysis.

As an everyday practice, repeated often, multitasking separates those who continually scramble to keep pace from those who rise to the top.

Avoid the Bind

Since we all face multiple priorities on the job, it’s easy to equate managing multiple priorities with multitasking. The larger and more vital the task, the more essential to focus on it intently. Practice doing one thing at a time. When you’ve finished a project or have taken it as far as you can, only then should you switch focus to your second most important task, and so on.

As your day and work unfold, mastering the art of doing one thing at a time is the best way to proceed. You may, however, multitask on issues that represent the routine or familiar and that carry few consequences for lost time on the trail. In general, though, your best strategy for high productivity is to forsake multitasking and its false promise as you handle the multiple priorities that you face.

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Culture Jamming, by Kalle Lasn

America has been subverted by corporate agendas and its elected officials bow before corporate power as a condition of their survival in office

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Here are excerpts from the culture-shaking book, Culture Jamming by Kalle Lasn, published by  William Morrow in 1999, which rings truer now than ever!

A Multitrillion-dollar Brand

America is no longer a country. It’s a multitrillion-dollar brand…. essentially no different from McDonald’s, Marlboro or General Motors. It’s an image “sold” not only to the citizens of the U.S., but to consumers worldwide. The American brand is associated with catch-words such as “democracy;’ “opportunity” and “freedom.” But like cigarettes that are sold as symbols of vitality and youthful rebellion, the American reality is very different from its brand image.

America has been subverted by corporate agendas. Its elected officials bow before corporate power as a condition of their survival in office. A collective sense of powerlessness and disillusionment has set in. A deeply felt sense of betrayal is brewing.

By The People?

American culture is no longer created by the people. Our stories, once passed from one generation to the next by parents, neighbors and teachers, are now told by corporations with “something to sell as well as to tell.” Brands, products, fashions, celebrities, entertainments, the very spectacles that surround the production of culture, are now our culture.

Our role is mostly to listen and watch-and then, based on what we have heard and seen, to buy.

A free, authentic life is not possible in America today. We are being manipulated in the most insidious way. Our emotions, personalities and core values are under siege from media and cultural forces too complex to decode. A continuous product message has woven itself into the very fabric of our existence.

Most North Americans now live designer lives: sleep, eat, sit in car, work, shop, watch TV, sleep again. I doubt there’s more than a handful of free, spontaneous minutes anywhere in that cycle.

Smile Button Culture

The human spirit of prideful contrariness and fierce independence has been oddly tamed. We have evolved into a smile-button culture. We wear the trendiest fashions, drive the best cars industry can produce and project an image of incredible aff1uence-cool people living life to the hilt.

Behind that happy mask is a face so ugly it invariably shocks the hell out of my friends from developing countries who come to visit, expecting the giddy Americana depicted on TV and finding instead a horror show of disconnection and anomie.

Our mass media dispense a kind of Huxleyan “soma.” The most powerful narcotic in the world is the promise of belonging. And belonging is best achieved by conforming to the prescriptions of America™. In this way a perverted sense of cool takes hold of the imaginations of our children. And thus a heavily manipulative corporate ethos drives our culture.

The Facade of Cool

Cool is indispensable, and readily, endlessly dispensed. You can get it on every corner (for the right price), though it’s highly addictive and its effects are short-lived. If you’re here for cool today, you’ll almost certainly be back for more tomorrow.

American cool is a global pandemic. Communities, traditions, cultural heritages, sovereignty, whole histories are being replaced by a barren American monoculture.

Living in Japan during its period of sharpest transition to a western way of life, I was astonished by the speed and force with which the American brand took hold. I saw a culture with thousands of years of tradition behind it vanquished in two generations. Suddenly, high school girls were selling themselves after class for $150 a trick so they’d have cash to buy American jeans and handbags.

The Earth cannot support the lifestyle of the cool hunting American-style consumer. We have sought, bought, spewed and devoured too much, too fast, too brazenly, and now we’re about to pay.

Killing the Planet

Economic “progress” is killing the planet. This did not fully hit home for me until nightmarish environmental stories suddenly appeared on the news: acid rain, dying seals in the North Sea, medical waste washing up on New York beaches, garbage barges turned away from port after port, and the discovery that the milk in American mothers’ breasts had four times the amount of DDT permitted in cow’s milk.

To people like me, for whom time had always seemed like a constant, eternally moving train which people got on and, seventy years later, got off, it was the end of innocence. The premonition of ecocide — planetary death — became real and it terrified me. It still does.

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