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Home Defense Shotgun Set Up
Home Defense Shotgun Set Up

shotgun magic... Remember, the shotgun is a 20 yard tool with buck shot and a 50 yard tool with slugs.... read more

What Should I be Doing at the Range?
What Should I be Doing at the Range?

Proper practice prevents poor performance.
Students often ask, "What Should I be Doing at the Range?" and we here take a phased approach based on your skill level. For beginners to advanced, we highly recommend starting each session with...... read more

Fighting From The Ground
Fighting From The Ground

Can you fire your gun from your back?
It is important to hone your skills in all settings and positions. Practicing different positions and techniques is not only fun, but has tactical advantages for example ground engagement can offer...... read more

Take Charge of Recoil, don’t let it control you…
Take Charge of Recoil, don’t let it control you…

Be a boss, you are in charge of your gun.
Shooting a gun is not a natural human action. Even experienced shooters will often flinch trying a new gun or caliber. Recoil anticipation is the number one shooting error! To add insult to injury...... read more

Think Before You Speak
Think Before You Speak

Think Before You Speak. Ensure your body language matches your verbal language. If feigning submission keep your chin tucked in, your hands up at the level of the assailant’s gun...... read more

Grab a Partner
Grab a Partner

Grab a Partner... the take away needs to be understood about the opportunity to have a like minded individual become your self-defense partner. Being with a person that is trained increases your odds of survival immensely.... read more

The Risks of Being Nice…

No good deed goes unpunished. If you feel compelled to give someone a few bucks on the street, keep in mind there are many “bad” people in this world that will kill you for what is in your pockets.... read more

Lead With Your Eyes (not your muzzle)
Lead With Your Eyes (not your muzzle)

Lead With Your Eyes (not your muzzle). The speed in which you look and scan should always far outdistance the speed that you move your gun. When a threat is identified, your gun will drive out to the target...... read more

Train as You Carry… Leave the competition and tactical gear behind
Train as You Carry… Leave the competition and tactical gear behind

Do you really wear all that cool guy gear every day? We encourage our intermediate and advanced students to come class with their real life carry gun and wear street clothes. Drawing from concealment and wearing jeans is much more realistic than sporting a drop leg, tight fitting shirt, and “shoot-me-first” pants.... read more

KNIFE VS GUN - A quick scenario to ponder
KNIFE VS GUN - A quick scenario to ponder

KNIFE VS GUN - Will you really be faster? Time is the most critical factor. You do not want to stand frozen in place toe-to-toe with the assailant. You must control time and space.... read more

Frankengun vs Factory
Frankengun vs Factory

Just when you think you’ve seen it all… you haven’t! One of the items that bugs the heck out of us is home built AR carbines and pistols, whether built by the owner, a buddy, or some one-off “shop” assembler...... read more

Memory - Program Yourself
Memory - Program Yourself

Get your reps in to help program your reaction time... As cliche as it may sound, smooth is fast. Smooth is how you change mags. Smooth is what can save your life...... read more

Training for Injury
Training for Injury

Will you keep fighting if injured? When you are hit, your resolve must grow stronger, not weaker. Your focus must shift to launching a counter attack so fierce that your opponent will be looking for a way out.... read more

Lights and Lasers and YouTube Ninjas
Lights and Lasers and YouTube Ninjas

Beware of the YouTube Ninjas! The armed citizen has an obligation to prevent bad guys from victimizing them. Yes, there is a strong chance that a life or death encounter may occur at night. However, there is rarely an encounter that will happen in total pitch-black darkness.... read more

Our Stance on Your Stance
Our Stance on Your Stance

Get athletic with Cajun Arms. Think Linebacker. A solid stance promotes more accurate hits at a faster speed. It allows you to move if needed and minimizes felt recoil from your gun.... read more

Training for More Than One Attacker…
Training for More Than One Attacker…

Fight, assess, scan, top-off.... If you’ve taken our classes, even if just a level one class, we start to have you scan after running a drill. If your focus is just on the guy that’s coming with a knife, you will not see his buddy waiting in the shadows ready to launch.... read more

Keep Your Head On - Consistency
Keep Your Head On - Consistency

Learn how to use your sights with Cajun Arms. We know through training that our front sight needs to be in view for accurate shots. What tends to be forgotten is the rear sight must also appear, even if ever so briefly.... read more

Defensive Shotgun Accessory Do’s and Don’ts
Defensive Shotgun Accessory Do’s and Don’ts

Defensive Shotgun Accessory Do’s and Don’ts... Ideally you are using the shotgun defensively with both eyes open and using a form of instinctual shooting.... read more

Charlottesville - lies and hypocrites

Charlottesville - lies and hypocrites. It seems fairly easy to have predicted something undesirable would happen in Charlottesville.... read more

Keep Your Finger Off the Trigger…
Keep Your Finger Off the Trigger…

Keep Your Finger Off the Trigger… Lately, we encountered a few more beginning students than usual that just cannot seem to get that rule down and actually practice it EVERY time.... read more

…and Re-holster
…and Re-holster

…and Re-holster. There is no reason to hurry your gun back in the holster. This goes for training and in real life.... read more

Unauthorized persons…

Secure your firearms? The quick answer is: don’t raise ignorant spoiled brats. When your child is old enough to understand that matches burn and cars can run you over, they are old enough to learn that they are not to handle or touch guns without adult supervision.... read more

Focus on What will Save Your Life
Focus on What will Save Your Life

Do you play the "what if game"? Target identification and discrimination is not just about identifying a threat, it is about identifying what vitals are available to you and ensuring items such as body armor are not in you way.... read more

Train for Success with your Firearms
Train for Success with your Firearms

Don't be lazy. When you pack up to go to the range do you have a plan? Or do you just go and punch holes in paper?... read more

Every Day is a Good Day to Be Ready

Do you have blinders on? We can no longer ignore an abandoned backpack or briefcase in a public place. We can longer presume that the character acting strangely does not have a knife and would never use it.... read more

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