Exploring the Limitations of EDC Choices…

A few weeks ago, I managed to make two trips to the range… I shot the same drill each time with two different handguns that I commonly carry, and I thought I would discuss my experiences here in this post. The August Drill of the Month from Tom Givens’ Rangemaster Newsletter was his “Five-Second Standards.” The […]

The Efficacy of Training Videos

It has been quite some time since I did a “media review” for the blog.  Indeed, the only one I ever did was this one featuring Pat McNamara.  One could argue that my training journey began with the Magpul “Art of the _____” DVDs released back in the 2008-2009 time-frame.  While I had had friends […]

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 […]

Carbine Setup for Civilians – 2019 Edition…

Although not one of the most popular, one of the most consistently viewed posts on this blog is the carbine setup article that I wrote back in 2015. To my mind, this speaks to the undeniable popularity of the AR-15. Given the continued assault on our rights and renewed efforts to legislate a ban on […]

Rainy Day Range Reflections…

Some days on the range are better than others. Ironically, although yesterday was cold with a soaking rain, and despite the fact that I only fired 50 rounds, I had one of the best range sessions that I can remember in a long time. I’d like to think that I rediscovered and more fully realized […]

To Clip, or Not to Clip…

Recently, I’ve changed how I carry and conceal my EDC flashlight, and I thought I might explain how and why. When I first purchased my Streamlight ProTac 1L, I really liked that it was small enough that it virtually disappeared when clipped in my pocket and didn’t interfere with my overall EDC system. I carry […]

Back to Basics: “Get a Grip!”

One of my consistent goals of late has been to focus on my pistol fundamentals, and become as good as I can with the weapon that I’m most likely to have on hand in an armed encounter. To that end, I usually attempt to get to the range at least once a week, dry fire […]