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, […]

Shotgun Patterning Part 4: Robert’s Experience

My blog partner John has mentioned more than once in his articles on shotgun patterning (see here, here, and here) how I too have been working on an article addressing this same need. John and I largely ignored the shotgun—in terms of training classes and articles—during our first couple of years writing for the blog.  […]

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).  […]

Target Barn and Upcoming Ammo Evaluations

Earlier this year, a representative from Target Barn reached out to us here at the blog asking if we would be interested in doing an ammunition evaluation. As our communication progressed, I learned that Target Barn had recently started carrying ammunition for sale in addition to their long standing business of supplying targets and shooting […]

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 […]

Shooting the NRA “Basics of Pistol Course”

In keeping with my post last week outlining a trip to the range, this week I thought I would post the results of my latest range session.  As readers of this blog are probably by now aware, I am a huge fan of the writings of Claude Werner, “The Tactical Professor”.  I find all of his […]

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 […]