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 […]

Vindication

John and I have taken at least a little flak over the years for not putting our full names, photos, videos, etc., out there.  I have personally taken some flak (including in some comments right here on this site) for admitting that I do not “always” carry a gun.  One recent event shared by a […]

The Quest for the Sub-Second Draw

I am not sure when the quest for the sub-second draw became a thing, but clearly it did.  I am happy to not be on Facebook anymore, but whether it’s on Reddit, YouTube, or on the gun forums, it seems like this is the Holy Grail for many handgun owners. What is the sub-second draw?  […]

My Bag of Tricks

It is great to sit down and FINALLY write this article that has been over a year in the making.  Having said that, this article will serve as a bit of a monument to my thinking at this time, and no doubt the items described as well as the possible uses for this bag will […]

AAR: 360 Performance Shooting (Ashton Ray & Tim Chandler) “Shotgun 360”, New Castle, PA 8/01-02/20

The Scattergun.  The Shotty.  The Boomstick.  The Shotgat.  The Street Howitzer.  The Gauge.  I suppose it makes sense that a firearm that is so ubiquitous and carries so many nicknames would be, as Tom Givens says, “the least understood…..weapon system.” After my first one-day shotgun class I was confident I would never take another.  I […]

My Fourth IDPA Match of 2020

Or was it?…… This week I was back to my “old” club, the one at which I have been shooting IDPA matches for the last four years.  Regular readers may recall how weather (rain) issues have sometimes caused the match director to change out a “regular” IDPA match for some sort of modified steel challenge […]

My Third IDPA Match of 2020

Things are starting to open up a bit more around here.  In addition to the club where I shot a match last month, the club where I shot matches in years past is starting to host matches again as well.  So I’ll end up shooting two matches in July:  this was the first of those. […]

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 […]