My Second IDPA Match of 2018

This past weekend I was able to get away for a few hours and shoot my second IDPA match of the year (third match overall…I shot a carbine match and one prior IDPA match).  This was a fun, challenging match with nearly every stage having at least one moving target and a fair amount of […]

My First IDPA Match of 2018

Suddenly and unexpectedly being called upon to coach little league baseball this Spring, with games EVERY Saturday morning for a few months, forced me to delay my first foray into competitive pistol shooting this year.  Though it was fun to spend that time with my son and his teammates, I had really hoped to get […]

Theory vs. Practice

I have written before, in passing, about my long-time interest in football.  As much as I love a long pass completion or a big hit (those that are allowed these days), what I really love is the chess match.  Old high school and college notebooks of mine have the margins filled with offensive plays and […]

My First Match of 2018!

Notice the title doesn’t say “First IDPA Match of 2018”.  My first competitive match of the new year was something different for me:  a carbine match. I first learned about this match on a local firearms forum about a year ago.  Well, that is to say, I learned about the 2017 edition.  I marked it […]

2017: Looking Back

As I have done each year since the blog’s inception, I thought it worthwhile to revisit my goals for 2017 to see what I did, what goals were met, and how I (hopefully) improved. Formal Training I ended up taking 7 courses in 2017, six of which were one-day affairs (one was a two-day class).  […]

You Gotta Pay to Play: 2017 Edition

As I did last year, I thought it would be a good idea to look back at 2017 to see how many classes I took, how many matches I competed in, how much money I spent on those endeavors, and how many rounds I sent downrange in classes and matches. In 2017 I attended a […]

My Fifth IDPA Match of 2017

One of my goals this year was to shoot about twice as many matches as in 2016 (I shot four in 2016).  With the late start I got shooting in matches this year, there was no realistic way for me to achieve that goal.  However, if I can retroactively amend that goal to “shoot in […]