My Second IDPA Match of 2020

One of the many casualties of the pandemic, at least for me, has been competitive shooting.  State rules against gatherings of more than ten people put a hold on most matches in these parts.  A shame too, as I had shot my first match in January, setting me up to potentially shoot more matches this […]

My First IDPA Match of 2020

After only shooting in four matches in 2019, I was excited to have the opportunity to shoot in my first IDPA match of 2020 just a few days into the new year.  Hopefully, this is a harbinger of things to come. The Match The match was a little bit unusual in that it consisted of […]

My Third IDPA Match of 2019

As noted in the report from my last match, “life” events this year just haven’t had me shooting as many matches as I had hoped.  I did not expect to have time to compete in a match this weekend due to more stuff going on.  However, it was announced on Monday afternoon that my school […]

The Efficacy of Training Videos

It has been quite some time since I did a “media review” for the blog.  Indeed, the only one I ever did was this one featuring Pat McNamara.  One could argue that my training journey began with the Magpul “Art of the _____” DVDs released back in the 2008-2009 time-frame.  While I had had friends […]

Shooting the “New” (2019 version) FBI Pistol Qualification

Ten months ago I wrote an article entitled Shooting the FBI Handgun Qualification.  In that article, I outlined some reasons for shooting law enforcement—in particular the FBI—qualifications.  I also described the course of fire, which consisted of 60 rounds fired over 15 stages shot from 3 yards out to 25 yards.  The course incorporated one […]

A Gunfighter’s Gun

One of the side benefits of taking classes is the opportunity that sometimes presents itself to sample someone else’s  gear.  Students show up to classes with all sort of gear—some good, some not so good—and I have found members of the community in such venues to be very open and accommodating when it comes to […]