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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

My 2018 Year in Review and a Look Ahead

Last year was incredibly busy for me, and my primary avocation (firearms and this blog) somewhat suffered as a result. Nonetheless, I had a good year with some great training opportunities and acquired a few new pieces of hardware as well. As always, early in the year, the annual Rangemaster Tactical Conference provided some great […]