You Gotta Pay to Play: 2020 Edition

Here we are again.  Each of the last few years (see here, here, here, and here) I have written an article along these lines.  These are meant mostly as an audit for myself, as I find it interesting (and somewhat depressing) to see how much I spent on classes and competitive matches over the course […]

My Seventh IDPA Match of 2020

Uncharted territory!  The largest number of IDPA matches I ever shot in a year (prior to 2020) was five.  And the largest number of matches overall in a year was six.  I have now beaten both of those personal records, shooting in my seventh IDPA match of this year.  As the readers will see, this […]

My Sixth IDPA Match of 2020

These continue to be some of our least-read articles, but as I said last time, I will continue to write up at least something from each match just for my own personal reference.  And if I am going to bother to write something up, I may as well post it for all to see, right? […]

My First IDPA Match of 2019

One of my goals this year was to shoot in at least seven matches.  However, with a pair of graduate classes during late winter/early spring along with all the usual familial obligations, I was not able to get to a match until this past weekend.  We shall see if my goal is jeopardized down the […]

Equipment Review: MagPul PMAG 10 GL9-G19 Magazines

Earlier this year in January, I was excited to see MagPul bring a restricted capacity Glock magazine to market for those of us that live behind enemy lines. I immediately ordered three of the MagPul PMAG 10 GL9-G19 magazines. Over the past six months, I have put well over a case worth’s of ammunition from […]

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 […]

Old School for the New Year

With the constant goal of shooting better in mind, I decided to go somewhat old school for the new year. To start with, I’m breaking a couple of oldies but goodies out of the safe. First, as I type this, my original Glock, a Gen3 G19, is en route to Boresight Solutions for a grip […]

Equipment Review: The Glock 43

I’m on record here on the blog as being against the early-adopter philosophy, particularly when it comes to mechanical devices.  Thus, when the Glock 43 was released in mid-2015, I did not run out and purchase one.  Fresh in my mind were some of the issues with the Generation 4 Glocks—especially in 9mm (how many […]