Shooting the IDPA Classifier: 2017 Edition

I got a late start shooting matches this year, not shooting my first until July.  I was somewhat eager to shoot another Classifier, but missed one in August due to some family obligations.  I was looking forward to shooting the Classifier to see if I could improve upon last year’s performance enough to earn an […]

Useful Shotgun Modifications

I am by no means an expert on the shotgun.  To date, I have sat in on part of Tom Givens’ shotgun seminar at The Rangemaster Tactical Conference and also completed a one-day shotgun class with OnSight Firearms Training.  Beyond that, my experience with the shotgun has been through the occasional trip to the range […]

More Range Trip Results

It has been a few months since I have posted any observations or experiences from my “random trips to the range”, so I thought I would post a few here.  In this particular article, I will be referencing some different drills that I tried during a few different trips to the range. Dot Torture Having […]

My Third IDPA Match of 2017

There was a bit of a gap between the second and now my third IDPA match this year, but it finally happened.  This was a two-day match that was billed as a “PCC-friendly” match and featured a total of 51 participants.  Of those 51, a total of eight chose to compete in the new-to-IDPA Pistol […]

The Carry Rotation

Spend enough time on any of the gun forums, as I tend to do, and the question invariably comes up:  “What guns are in your carry rotation?”  On manufacturer-specific forums like GlockTalk, Sigforum, etc., the handguns that are featured in the members’ carry rotations tend to be “variations on a theme”, i.e. several pistols from […]

Skinning the Cat

As a teacher, I often have to sit through various in-service trainings during which I get to hear fellow educators with less experience than me discuss “research-based best practices.”  It has gotten to be such an eye-roll moment for me that whenever I use the instructional techniques they advocate in my classroom, I preface them […]