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 […]

2020 Training Goals

As I do each year, I like to get at least some general goals and objectives laid out for the year.  These aren’t resolutions per se; in many cases, funds have already been paid and this is just a way for me to give our readers a sneak-peak into what I plan to do this […]

2019: Looking Back

Once again this year, separate from my annual “Pay to Play” article, this is what has become another tradition:  looking back at my year.  What goals did I achieve or fail to achieve?  What surprises came up along the way? Formal Training As I predicted in my 2019 Training Goals article, I could not maintain […]

You Gotta Pay to Play: 2019 Edition

Happy Holidays to all of our readers! Each of the last few years (see here, here, and here) I have written an article along these lines.  Frankly, I mostly write these articles for myself, as I find it interesting (and somewhat depressing) to see how much I spent on classes and competitive matches over the […]

My Fourth IDPA Match of 2019

I had figured that my third match of 2019 would be my last, but as it happened all of the holiday “life events” my kids were involved in were stacked upon each other two weekends ago.  Thus, I was happy when a friend of mine asked me if I was free to shoot in an […]

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 […]