My Third IDPA Match of 2018

This past weekend I was able to once again get away for a few hours and shoot my third IDPA match of the year (fourth match overall…I shot a carbine match and two prior IDPA matches, here and here).  Much like the last match in which I participated, this was a fun, challenging match with […]

Beware of the Echo Chamber!

About two-and-a-half years ago I wrote an article for the blog entitled “The Dangers of Inbreeding”.  In it, I outlined the “dangers” inherent in training with only one instructor/company.  A few days ago I was surfing the web and came across some folks who clearly did not read that article (Why would they?   They are […]

Skydiving and Gunfighting Parallels?

Recently, as a birthday gift, I surprised my wife by taking her skydiving. We both did a tandem skydive and she joined the ranks of those who have jumped out of a perfectly good airplane for the fun of it. This was her first jump, and my second. In discussing our experience after the fact, […]

Shotgun Loading Fallacies

John and I have spent a lot of time this year studying the shotgun.  We have both written articles on patterning different loads out of our shotguns (see John’s articles here, here, here, and here), taken shotgun coursework (see here and here), read books and articles by well-regarded authors about the shotgun and, in general, […]

Equipment Review: Thyrm Switchback 2.0 Large (on Fenix PD-35)

I cannot recall where I first saw the Thyrm Switchback.  It may have been on a light utilized by Aaron Cowan of Sage Dynamics in a video, or perhaps adorning one of the lights used by the guys at Practically Tactical, who always seem to get all the “cool-guy” gear first.  I do recall that […]

Some Thoughts on Holstering a Pistol…

Recently, Robert was kind enough to send me a spare copy of John Farnam’s “The Farnam Method of Defensive Handgunning.” While skimming through it, I was surprised to see a photo with a caption describing holstering the pistol without looking at the holster. Apparently, at least in the book (2005), Farnam advises to keep one’s […]