Follow-Through: The Forgotten Fundamental

An online dictionary I consulted defined “athletics” as sports, games, and exercises that require strength and skill.  Make no mistake, shooting is an athletic endeavor.  Though blessed with a diminutive body and limited athletic abilities, I am my father’s son.  Thus, I grew up in a family that encouraged participation in sports and, perhaps even […]

My First Match of 2018!

Notice the title doesn’t say “First IDPA Match of 2018”.  My first competitive match of the new year was something different for me:  a carbine match. I first learned about this match on a local firearms forum about a year ago.  Well, that is to say, I learned about the 2017 edition.  I marked it […]

Spend Your Money on YOU, Not on Guns!

As I write this article, it is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  As a teacher, I have the day off from work.  In between various “how do I entertain the kids enough to tire them out so they’ll leave me alone” events, I remembered that today marks an anniversary of sorts.  It has been exactly […]

2018 Training Goals

As I have done the last few years (see here and here), I thought it worthwhile to post some of my formal training and more informal goals for the year.  These are not all necessarily meant to be of the “by the end of the year, I will shoot a sub-six second F.A.S.T. drill”, but […]

2017 Blog Report

In this, what should be the last of the “this is what happened in 2017” posts, I thought I would take just a few minutes and outline for our readers a summary of how we faired in 2017. Overall I took this photo off the computer screen: Though I’m hesitant to put up the raw […]

2017: Looking Back

As I have done each year since the blog’s inception, I thought it worthwhile to revisit my goals for 2017 to see what I did, what goals were met, and how I (hopefully) improved. Formal Training I ended up taking 7 courses in 2017, six of which were one-day affairs (one was a two-day class).  […]