My First IDPA Match of 2020

After only shooting in four matches in 2019, I was excited to have the opportunity to shoot in my first IDPA match of 2020 just a few days into the new year.  Hopefully, this is a harbinger of things to come. The Match The match was a little bit unusual in that it consisted of […]

2020 Training Goals

As I do each year, I like to get at least some general goals and objectives laid out for the year.  These aren’t resolutions per se; in many cases, funds have already been paid and this is just a way for me to give our readers a sneak-peak into what I plan to do this […]

2019: Looking Back

Once again this year, separate from my annual “Pay to Play” article, this is what has become another tradition:  looking back at my year.  What goals did I achieve or fail to achieve?  What surprises came up along the way? Formal Training As I predicted in my 2019 Training Goals article, I could not maintain […]

You Gotta Pay to Play: 2019 Edition

Happy Holidays to all of our readers! Each of the last few years (see here, here, and here) I have written an article along these lines.  Frankly, I mostly write these articles for myself, as I find it interesting (and somewhat depressing) to see how much I spent on classes and competitive matches over the […]

My Fourth IDPA Match of 2019

I had figured that my third match of 2019 would be my last, but as it happened all of the holiday “life events” my kids were involved in were stacked upon each other two weekends ago.  Thus, I was happy when a friend of mine asked me if I was free to shoot in an […]

My Third IDPA Match of 2019

As noted in the report from my last match, “life” events this year just haven’t had me shooting as many matches as I had hoped.  I did not expect to have time to compete in a match this weekend due to more stuff going on.  However, it was announced on Monday afternoon that my school […]

My Second IDPA Match of 2019

How sad is it that it took me all the way until the last weekend in September to shoot my second match of the year?  That’s how it goes sometimes.  (See description of my first match of the year here.)  Family illnesses, family vacations, scheduling conflicts with classes I took, etc., all conspired against me […]

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 […]