The Quest for the Sub-Second Draw: Part Deux

I must confess that I was pleasantly surprised by the reception we received from my first article on this topic.  Having top-tier instructors like Cecil Burch and Spencer Keepers comment right here on the blog, and also having the article shared by other top instructors like Karl Rehn and Greg Ellifritz, meant a lot to […]

Vindication Part II

I am not sure if this will become a regular series on this blog, but this article will connect with at least a couple of others already on the blog.  While my last vindication article was all about why I choose not to carry a firearm at work (or some other places), this article will […]

More Scenario-Based Training, Please

Nearly three-fourths of the way through the calendar year, things have been going okay for me.  I have taken 3 classes (see here, here, and here), shot in five matches (I have not written them up…..they are some of our least-read articles), continued to shoot as a member of the training group I joined back […]

Vindication

John and I have taken at least a little flak over the years for not putting our full names, photos, videos, etc., out there.  I have personally taken some flak (including in some comments right here on this site) for admitting that I do not “always” carry a gun.  One recent event shared by a […]

The Quest for the Sub-Second Draw

I am not sure when the quest for the sub-second draw became a thing, but clearly it did.  I am happy to not be on Facebook anymore, but whether it’s on Reddit, YouTube, or on the gun forums, it seems like this is the Holy Grail for many handgun owners. What is the sub-second draw?  […]

Training Options During an Ammunition Shortage

No, sorry, this is not an article about dry practice.  You should already be doing dry practice (a.k.a. “dry fire”) anyway.  While the current ammunition shortage might have you doing more dry practice in order to preserve the ammunition supplies you have on hand, this article is more about training options you might want to […]

2020: 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 (see previous installments here, here, here, and here).  What goals did I achieve or fail to achieve?  What surprises came up along the way?  2020 was certainly a challenging year on […]

You Gotta Pay to Play: 2020 Edition

Here we are again.  Each of the last few years (see here, here, here, and here) I have written an article along these lines.  These are meant mostly as an audit for myself, as I find it interesting (and somewhat depressing) to see how much I spent on classes and competitive matches over the course […]

My Seventh IDPA Match of 2020

Uncharted territory!  The largest number of IDPA matches I ever shot in a year (prior to 2020) was five.  And the largest number of matches overall in a year was six.  I have now beaten both of those personal records, shooting in my seventh IDPA match of this year.  As the readers will see, this […]