2022 Training Goals

As I like to do each year, I thought it would be a good time to set some general training goals for the year.  I like to do this as I am a “To-Do List” kind of guy.  I also tend to find it interesting how I veer off course each year.  As a teacher, […]

2021: Looking Back

As I have done each of the previous six years (see previous installments here, here, here, here, here, and here), and separate from my annual Pay to Play article, I thought it would be a good idea to review my year.  What classes did I take?  What goals did I achieve?  Any surprises along the […]

You Gotta Pay to Play: 2021 Edition

Well, 2021 was a bit different than past years.  I went into the year with less of a plan than usual in terms of which classes I might take.  On the flip side, I had a definite theme to most of the classes I did take. So, for the sixth year running (see my previous […]

My 2021 Competitive Shooting Year in Review

Since I started shooting competitively in 2016, the articles I have written outlining each match have been some of our least read articles.  I get it.  READING about a match is not as interesting as participating or even watching one.  So I thought this year I would just do a “wrap-up” article on my performance […]

The Quest for the Sub-Second Draw: Part Deux

I must confess that I was pleasantly surprised by the reception we received from my first article on this topic.  Having top-tier instructors like Cecil Burch and Spencer Keepers comment right here on the blog, and also having the article shared by other top instructors like Karl Rehn and Greg Ellifritz, meant a lot to […]

Vindication Part II

I am not sure if this will become a regular series on this blog, but this article will connect with at least a couple of others already on the blog.  While my last vindication article was all about why I choose not to carry a firearm at work (or some other places), this article will […]

More Scenario-Based Training, Please

Nearly three-fourths of the way through the calendar year, things have been going okay for me.  I have taken 3 classes (see here, here, and here), shot in five matches (I have not written them up…..they are some of our least-read articles), continued to shoot as a member of the training group I joined back […]