Shotgun Loading Fallacies

John and I have spent a lot of time this year studying the shotgun.  We have both written articles on patterning different loads out of our shotguns (see John’s articles here, here, here, and here), taken shotgun coursework (see here and here), read books and articles by well-regarded authors about the shotgun and, in general, […]

Equipment Review: Thyrm Switchback 2.0 Large (on Fenix PD-35)

I cannot recall where I first saw the Thyrm Switchback.  It may have been on a light utilized by Aaron Cowan of Sage Dynamics in a video, or perhaps adorning one of the lights used by the guys at Practically Tactical, who always seem to get all the “cool-guy” gear first.  I do recall that […]

Don’t Make Assumptions About Your Gear

Regular readers of this blog, especially those who might focus on my AARs and my range visit posts, might have been surprised over the last couple of years at the number of malfunctions my OD Generation 3 Glock 19 has experienced (Glock perfection?).  My black Glock 19 has suffered three or four malfunctions over its […]

Theory vs. Practice

I have written before, in passing, about my long-time interest in football.  As much as I love a long pass completion or a big hit (those that are allowed these days), what I really love is the chess match.  Old high school and college notebooks of mine have the margins filled with offensive plays and […]

Shooting Drills…..Why?

In the last year or so, John and I have been posting more often about drills we have shot.  We have outlined what is entailed with the drills themselves and then described our own performance on these drills (sometimes our performances have been worth sharing, and other times less so!).  We share the drills because […]

My First Match of 2018!

Notice the title doesn’t say “First IDPA Match of 2018”.  My first competitive match of the new year was something different for me:  a carbine match. I first learned about this match on a local firearms forum about a year ago.  Well, that is to say, I learned about the 2017 edition.  I marked it […]