Range Trip – The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Standards

In a blog post earlier this week, Robert discussed shooting the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting standards as suggested by Claude Werner, the “Tactical Professor,” on his excellent eponymous blog. In short, Claude suggested that not being able to shoot to a certain standard would be cause to seek out some competent instruction. If you […]

Back to Basics: Dry Fire

Although I have written about dry fire here and here on the blog before, I wanted to revisit the topic and share what I’ve been doing lately, and explain how it’s helped me. Several weeks ago, I watched a YouTube video from Dave Spaulding (Handgun Combatives) in which he explained his own dry fire routine. In […]

The Great American Outdoor Show: 2017 Edition

Yesterday, in what is rapidly becoming an annual tradition, I was again able to visit the Great American Outdoor Show held at the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. For a general overview of how and why to visit the show, please check out my blog post from last year. What I’m going to […]

AAR: Active Response Training (Greg Ellifritz) “Extreme Close Quarters Gunfighting”, Culpeper, VA 10/29/16 – Part II

This past weekend, along with Robert, I had the opportunity to attend Greg Ellifritz’s Active Response Training one day Extreme Close Quarters Gunfighting class. As noted in Robert’s AAR, the class was hosted by John Murphy of FPF Training in Culpeper, VA. Like Robert, my only affiliation with the above organizations is as a paying […]

Are You a Gunfighter?

As readers of the blog know, I regularly listen to Ballistic Radio. The latest episode featured an interview with John “Chappy” Chapman. While the entire interview is good, the last 3-4 minutes are pure podcast gold. A few of Chapman’s comments in particular really resonated with me and validated all the time and money I’ve […]