My Second IDPA Match of the Year

Well, folks, my progress continues in IDPA world.  Two weeks ago I posted the results of my first match of 2017, which was my best to date.  This time, shooting in a challenging match in which a lot of fellow shooters struggled–and in punishing heat and humidity–I reached a new personal best. Equipment My equipment […]

Target Tuesday: Aiming for Zero

In this new series on the blog, I intend to occasionally highlight the targets and associated drills that I have been using at the range. Since my normal range day is Tuesday and since alliteration is catchy, I’m going to call these occasional posts “Target Tuesday” and will always publish them on a Tuesday! For […]

My First IDPA Match of 2017

Kind of amazing that it took me until July to shoot my first match this year, but that’s the way it works sometimes.  My schedule of classes, awful late spring weather, family obligations, and some construction at the club where I typically shoot matches really limited me to this point.  So it goes. Readers who […]

2017: Training Goals

Last year, I took the time to get some training/practice goals posted so then I could at least roughly evaluate my progress by year’s end.  Frankly, as a teacher, I should do a better job of setting goals that are measurable and achievable within a year.  For this post, however, I am going be more general […]

You Gotta Pay to Play: 2016 Edition

With the year coming to a close, I thought it might be a useful exercise to tabulate for our readers how much I spent this year on training.  The after-action reviews (AARs) that John and I write tend to be among our most read articles, and I have received many “atta boys” for the information […]

My Fourth IDPA Match

I hope it is not getting tedious for our followers to read of my IDPA matches.  I am including brief write-ups here on the blog for a number of reasons: To describe what shooting in such a match is like, especially for newer shooters who may be interested, but hesitant; To disclose more about my […]

Shooting the IDPA Classifier

Regular readers of the blog should be familiar with my recent adoption of IDPA as an alternative form of self-defense practice.  Having joined IDPA and taken my local club’s safety course as well as shooting in two club level matches (see here and here), I was eager to shoot the IDPA Classifier to see where I “rank”. […]