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 […]

Shooting the “New” (2019 version) FBI Pistol Qualification

Ten months ago I wrote an article entitled Shooting the FBI Handgun Qualification.  In that article, I outlined some reasons for shooting law enforcement—in particular the FBI—qualifications.  I also described the course of fire, which consisted of 60 rounds fired over 15 stages shot from 3 yards out to 25 yards.  The course incorporated one […]

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 […]

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 […]