The Water Hole

In one of our most popular articles of all time, I wrote in one paragraph about how gas stations and convenience stores are the water holes of our time.  Even in the best neighborhoods, gas stations and their associated stores attract all manner of cretins. Of course, it all makes sense.  Where commerce is taking […]

2019: Training Goals

As I have done each of the last several years, I thought it would be a good idea to list for our readers some of my personal training (and other) goals for the new year.  I do this partially as a preview for our followers but also as a check on myself.  I believe that […]

2018: Looking Back

Separate from my “You Gotta Pay to Play” article for 2018, I thought I would again—as in past years—look back at some of my goals for 2018 and see how well I met them.  I also thought it would be good to share some other nuggets from 2018. Formal Training I surpassed any year in […]

You Gotta Pay to Play: 2018 Edition

Hello all and Happy New Year!  As I have done each of the last couple of years (see here and here), I thought it might be useful to list in one place all of the classes I took, the matches I participated in, the number of rounds I sent downrange in them, and the money […]

My Fourth IDPA Match of 2018

I really did not think I would be shooting another match this year, but a friend asked me if I would be shooting this particular match and, if so, if I’d like to carpool, so I said what the heck?  By Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend, I figured I could use a break from everyone at […]

AAR: Agile Training & Consulting (Chuck Haggard) “Civilian Pepper Spray and Flashlight Use” Course, Upland, PA 11/11/18

It has reached the point in the training industry where there is no shortage of “Combative Handgun” or “Carbine Operator” courses.  Indeed, I often have to make hard decisions between different such courses offered.  However, there are not many instructors out there, in my experience, who choose to offer different things that would probably prove […]