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 […]

Shooting the FBI Handgun Qualification

I have not posted any “random visit to the range” articles in a while.  That is because one of the things I have been doing of late is shooting the FBI Pistol Qualification Course.  I wanted to shoot it on several different range visits with several different pistols to see how I might fair before […]

DA/SA: Not the Best Choice for Newer Shooters

 No doubt unbeknownst to most readers of this blog, my first four handguns were double-action/single-action (hereafter DA/SA) pistols.  These were classic Sig Sauer handguns:  the P229, P226, P220, and P6 (a.k.a., P225), purchased in that order.  I mention this because I want the reader to understand that I did not buy a Glock as my […]