Don’t Be Afraid To Modify Your Gear, Part VI: Painting Your Front Sight

One of the biggest complaints about smaller handguns is that they often lack good, usable sights.  Often advertised as “pocket guns”, tall, high-visibility sights work against their concealability and hinder their draw from a pocket.  Accordingly, their sights tend to sit low on top of the handgun and be well-sloped to avoid snagging, often amounting […]

More Range Trip Results

It has been a few months since I have posted any observations or experiences from my “random trips to the range”, so I thought I would post a few here.  In this particular article, I will be referencing some different drills that I tried during a few different trips to the range. Dot Torture Having […]

My Third IDPA Match of 2017

There was a bit of a gap between the second and now my third IDPA match this year, but it finally happened.  This was a two-day match that was billed as a “PCC-friendly” match and featured a total of 51 participants.  Of those 51, a total of eight chose to compete in the new-to-IDPA Pistol […]

Skinning the Cat

As a teacher, I often have to sit through various in-service trainings during which I get to hear fellow educators with less experience than me discuss “research-based best practices.”  It has gotten to be such an eye-roll moment for me that whenever I use the instructional techniques they advocate in my classroom, I preface them […]

Why Train and Take Classes?

Recently, I had a conversation with a gun owning friend that I think of as being a “typical” gun owner. He has no specific training, but goes to the range on occasion and is safety conscious. However, he doesn’t carry, and in fact does not yet even own a holster. I mentioned (again) the need […]

Handgun Ready Positions

I must admit that, as time has passed and John and I have written so many articles, sometimes I lose track of topics we have covered.  Rather than embarrass myself by asking John if either of us had written a full article on ready positions, I took the time to scroll through all the articles […]

Dressed for Success

. In prior articles (see here, here, and here) I have provided some tricks and tips for concealment that have worked for me over years.  However, I must admit that I am lucky in that I am able to dress in a very casual way at work.  While some old-timers might bemoan the fact that […]