About the Blog…

Welcome! The primary goal of this blog is to explore and identify the best training, tools and tactics available to protect ourselves, our families, and our communities. We hope to share that knowledge with like-minded individuals. We’re not experts, but we do have a lot of combined experience. We intend to keep this blog relatively free of […]

Shooting the IDPA Classifier: 2017 Edition

I got a late start shooting matches this year, not shooting my first until July.  I was somewhat eager to shoot another Classifier, but missed one in August due to some family obligations.  I was looking forward to shooting the Classifier to see if I could improve upon last year’s performance enough to earn an […]

Useful Shotgun Modifications

I am by no means an expert on the shotgun.  To date, I have sat in on part of Tom Givens’ shotgun seminar at The Rangemaster Tactical Conference and also completed a one-day shotgun class with OnSight Firearms Training.  Beyond that, my experience with the shotgun has been through the occasional trip to the range […]

More Range Trip Results

It has been a few months since I have posted any observations or experiences from my “random trips to the range”, so I thought I would post a few here.  In this particular article, I will be referencing some different drills that I tried during a few different trips to the range. Dot Torture Having […]

Las Vegas Commentary

When Robert and I began writing this blog, there seemed to be a spate of events that prompted me to write about how to approach and deal with the active shooter. I wrote less and less about them as I began to sound like a broken record. Unfortunately, not much has changed. Whether the threat […]

My Third IDPA Match of 2017

There was a bit of a gap between the second and now my third IDPA match this year, but it finally happened.  This was a two-day match that was billed as a “PCC-friendly” match and featured a total of 51 participants.  Of those 51, a total of eight chose to compete in the new-to-IDPA Pistol […]

In Praise of Cool Swag and Good Gear

First of all, let me say that this piece is mainly for fun. If you’re expecting a deep thought provoking article, this isn’t it! With that out of the way, I wanted to talk about swag. Namely, free promotional items included in orders from manufacturers and distributors. Almost every company includes stickers or some advertising […]

The Carry Rotation

Spend enough time on any of the gun forums, as I tend to do, and the question invariably comes up:  “What guns are in your carry rotation?”  On manufacturer-specific forums like GlockTalk, Sigforum, etc., the handguns that are featured in the members’ carry rotations tend to be “variations on a theme”, i.e. several pistols from […]