Practicing the Drawstroke….

This past week, I spent some time working on my concealed draw at the range. As I mentioned in a recent AAR, lately I’ve been practicing the draw as taught by Mike Seeklander. He teaches a one handed draw that can basically be described as drawing a large circle around the gun. The strong hand […]

A Gunfighter’s Gun

One of the side benefits of taking classes is the opportunity that sometimes presents itself to sample someone else’s  gear.  Students show up to classes with all sort of gear—some good, some not so good—and I have found members of the community in such venues to be very open and accommodating when it comes to […]

Follow-Through: The Forgotten Fundamental

An online dictionary I consulted defined “athletics” as sports, games, and exercises that require strength and skill.  Make no mistake, shooting is an athletic endeavor.  Though blessed with a diminutive body and limited athletic abilities, I am my father’s son.  Thus, I grew up in a family that encouraged participation in sports and, perhaps even […]

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 […]

AAR: John “Shrek” McPhee’s Gunfighter U Online Training

If you’ve read Robert’s most recent AAR, you already know a little about John “Shrek” McPhee. I have long been an avid consumer of the media put out by McPhee, appreciative of his no nonsense down to earth persona and dissemination of hard earned knowledge. Needless to say, I was jealous of Robert’s opportunity to […]