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Resource Vault

Explore the resource vault area, by scrolling below, to find valuable materials you can use to dramatically increase the effectiveness of your dry weapons training, and self defense training from the comfort of your own HOME.   


People frequently tell me that it is very difficult to get to the range due to their busy schedules and they ask me if there is anything they can do away from the range to help them shoot better. 

The importance of dry fire and other non-range training is understood, but it simply isn't interesting enough to WANT to do day in and day out. Fortunately, I have the solution to this problem BELOW

YOU MUST understand that how and what you train OFF the range is just as important as how you train ON the range. The good news is that your training really comes down to just a few essentials, which can be done in a very fun and engaging way (away from the range). 

The items below are things that I personally use right now (after 20+ years of experiments and trying all kinds of stuff) and what I recommend to anyone who wants to improve their shooting and self-defense. 


BONUS: Some of the tools are downright fun!

Don’t feel like you need to get each item right away, but I’m sure you’ll be adding more as you see the positive results!

Check out the extremely VALUABLE training tools and other personal protection items that can help you ensure your safety. Be sure to check out all categories (firearm training, vision training, legal protection, etc) below.

Check out the tools
  • SIRT training pistol
    Train more often, more effectively in a more practical environment, your home. The SIRT Training Pistol is designed for high-volume self-diagnostic training with no set up and safe sustainable training. Make better use of your live fire rounds when you’ve already got hundreds of reps in your house. This is an excellent tool that can produce amazing results with the proper training. EVERYONE serious about their shooting should have one. Click >HERE< to visit the Next Level Training website and use promo code CQC1 at checkout for 10% off!
  • Mantis X System
    MantisX easily attaches to the accessory rail of any live fire, dry fire, airsoft, or CO2 firearm, just like any other firearm accessory. MantisX tracks the movement of your handgun's barrel during the trigger pull, and shots are thengrouped according to movement pattern similarity. The app will then provide suggestions for improvement for individual shots or groups of shots. It's like having a coach in your pocket! Knowing what is happening before the trigger breaks is critical and the MantisX is the only device that can tell you things not even an instructor could see. Click >HERE< to learn more about Mantis X or purchase.
  • LASR Software
    Get instant and precise feedback for your dry-fire practice using the LASR feature rich and well-reviewed software. LASR works with any targets and any laser training device, and runs on any computer, tablet or phone. Using the LASR sofware is a very fun way to seriously increase your shooting skills quickly. Dry fire training will NEVER be boring again! Grab a SIRT pistol while your're at it and never worry about dry fire training boredom again. The training possibilities really are endless with the SIRT and LASR combinations. Check out LASR software >HERE<. Use discount code CQCPROMO10 to recieve a discount!
  • LaserLyte Trainer Target
    This laser targer system makes a great addition to the SIRT pistol. When you hit the target with a laser trainer like SIRT, it will tell you how accurate you shoot and how fast you shoot. The target records your shots and displays them in the order they were shot. The 62 LEDs will light up showing your exact group of shots. The shots are lit up in the order they were fired. Ready, Draw, Fire! The shot timer will give you a few seconds to get ready then it starts the timer. When the target is hit, the timer is stopped and the time is shown. The virtual target will not need to be replaced, you will only need to change the batteries after a few thousand shots. Train at home with the comfort of your favorite couch and air conditioning. Save time on trips to the range. Save money on ammo and gas. Click HERE to learn more or purchase.
  • Training dummy cartriges/rounds
    If you have trained with me then you know how valuable these "dummy rounds" can be. There is no better way to SAFELY practice loading and unloading your firearms. These are also valuable for more advanced training such as learning to clear malfunctions and learning to identify if you are anticipating recoil. Pick some >HERE<.
  • Dryfiremag Training Magaizines
    DRY FIRE TRAINING - Build proper trigger muscle memory using your own pistol for training and shooting practice. AUDIBLE & TACTILE SIMULATION - Provides simulation of firing pin release and trigger reset on any 9mm, .40 caliber, .357 caliber or .45 G.A.P. Glock* pistols that use a double stack magazine. SAVE ON AMMO - With the DryFireMag you don’t need to spend all your money on ammo, yet you still get to practice your shooting with a realistic experience. SAFE PRACTICE AT HOME - Because no ammo is used and no loud gunshots occur you can safely practice at home and save money on range fees. NO RACKING THE SLIDE - The DryFireMag resets the trigger without having to cycle or rack the slide so you can practice double taps and realistic multiple shots. Click >HERE< to pick one up!
  • SureFire X300U-A Pistol Mounted Light
    A weapon mounted light is an essential piece of gear for any armed citizen defender. Statistically, you are more likely to get into a shooting during a low light situation rather than a well lit daytime situation. Having a weapon mounted light can help you identify whether or not a person is a threat or not. This is the best weapon mounted light available. Pick one up HERE. Check out the details of the light below. This enhanced version of the best-selling SureFire X300 Ultra now delivers a stunning 1,000 lumens of LED-generated output Custom TIR lens creates smooth, far-reaching light with a larger center spot beam Integral ambidextrous momentary- and constant-on switching Attaches securely to both Universal and Picatinny accessory rails Includes 12 Extra Surfire CR123A Batteries and 3 Lightjunction Battery Cases
  • Tap Rack Training Aid 9MM/.40 caliber
    Tap Rack Training Aid The TRT was developed to provide a safer and more efficient way to practice certain dry fire drills. To safely practice dry fire reloading drills with the magazine in place, the slide needs to operate without being locked back by the follower. For immediate action drills (tap, rack, ready to fire) the operator needs to be able to reseat the magazine in the pistol, rack the action, and then accomplish the dry fire exercise. These practice drills normally require the use of “dummy” rounds. The TRT allows the operator to practice the drills without using dummy rounds and eliminates the possibility of accidentally loading a live round during the exercise. When loaded into an empty magazine, the TRT will position the follower so that it will not engage the slide stop. Its low profile allows the slide to pass over it without stripping it from the magazine. Simple to remove from your magazine. Click >HERE< to pick some up!
  • Vision Training String
    I work with a LOT of students who have a difficult time with aiming. Many people have a difficult time learning to aim with both eyes open or even worse can't seem to properly line up their sights to their dominant eye! The Vision Training String is the perfect tool for improving your ability to focus and concentrate properly on your front sight. If you or someone you know is having a difficult time with proper aiming put up a vision training string and see how quickly your aiming improves. Get a vision training stringHERE.
  • US Law Shield Membership - Legal protection for self-defense actions
    Family is everything and we would do anything to protect them, but who is going to protect US if/when we ever have to use deadly force against deadly threat? The US Law Shield is a membership organization that provides self-defense legal protection to YOU. Check them out at the link HERE, sign up, and have peace of mind if you legally carry a concealed weapon.
  • CAT Combat Application Tourniquet - GEN 7
    The patented C-A-T is a one-handed tourniquet. Tests proved that the C-A-T completely occluded blood flow of an extremity in the event of a traumatic wound with significant hemorrhage. The C-A-T utilizes a durable windlass system with a patented free-moving internal band providing true circumferential pressure to the extremity. Once adequately tightened, bleeding will cease and the windlass is locked into place. A hook and loop windlass retention strap is then applied, securing the windlass to maintain pressure during casualty evacuation. The C-A-T's unique dual securing system avoids the use of screws and clips which can become difficult to operate under survival stress or where fine motor skills are compromised. Click HERE to check them out or to purchase one.
  • Husky 22 in. Connect Rolling System Tool Box
    I have found the PERFECT range organization kit with this HUSKY connect rolling system tool box. This thing is amazing because I am able to organzie multiple handguns, ammo, cleaning supplies, ear protection, eye protection and tons of accessories. I love this thing! Check it out HERE.
  • Self-Defense Pepper (OC) Spray
    Everyone needs an intermediate option when using force to protect themselves. One such option is the use of pepper (OC) spray. SABRE OC spray is some of the BEST OC spray on the market. Pick some up HERE.
  • EDC Flashlight by OLIGHT
    This flashlight has a high lumen output which is what you want for an "every day carry" flashlight. The good news is that even thought this flashlight has a high lumen count (making it very bright) it is still small enoungh to put in a pocket, purse, etc. Be sure to pick up some additional CR123A batteries for this flashlight as well. Click HERE to check it out.
  • Benchmade SOCP Dagger
    A knife can be a valuable self-defense tool. Knives are easier to conceal than handguns and ANYONE can wear them on their body which is the preferred way of carryingh a self-defense weapon. This SOCP Da gger is a "fixed blade" meaning it does not require you to open it up as a folding knife would. You simply pull it directly from the sheath that it comes with. I HIGHLY recommend this knife. Click HERE to get one.
  • The Law of Self Defense Book
    This book should be at the top of every citizen defender's list. I have read it multiple time and so should you! If you don't know the law and how it actually operates you are setting yourself up for failure in the event you have to use deadly force. The world is a dangerous place. That's why you're prepared to protect yourself and your loved ones. Now arm yourself for the legal battle that happens after an attack. The first fight is for your life – the second for your liberty. Andrew F. Branca, the renowned expert in self-defense law, teaches you how to make quick, effective, legally appropriate decisions in life-and-death situations. His easy-to-understand analysis thoroughly covers the laws of all fifty states. Click >HERE< to pick up your copy.
  • Kore Essentials Gun Belt
    A proper concealed carry gun belt is an ESSENTIAL part of a concealed carry lifestyle. The Kore Essentials Gun Belt is the BEST made and functioning gun belt that I know of. I personally own two of them in different colors. Don't try to get by with any other type of belt because it will not adequately support the weight of your handgun and other gear that you may wish to carry. Pick yours up >HERE<.
  • Concealed Carry Purse
    I am not a huge proponet of concealed carry in a bag, a backpack, etc. I prefer carrying on body. However, there are times when it is your only option. Ladies if you want to carry in a bag or a purse it needs to be a bag or a purse that is designed specifically for concealed carry of a handgun. Check out the link HERE to see some options.
  • Tier 1 Concealed Holsters
    Tier One holsters are currently in my top two favorite holsters. I personally use the Tier 1 Axis Elite and Agis Elite holsters for several of my concealed carry handguns. Check them out HERE.
  • Tenicor Holsters
    Tenicor Holsters are in my top two favorite holster manufactors. I wholeheartedly recommend them. They are very concealable and have good retention so that the handgun does not come out when you don't want it to. I personally have three of these holsters. I have two of the Velo 4 models and one of the Certum 3 models. Check them out >HERE<.
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