Archive for the ‘Competition’ Category

All or Nothing: The Press-Out

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

As anyone who has followed me here or on pistol-forum.com has to know, I'm a big fan of a technique called the press-out. So following up on last week's "All or Nothing: Unsighted Fire" I thought turnabout is fair play and so I'll examine the pros and cons of this ...

Bill Wilson’s 5×5 Test

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Bill Wilson of Wilson Combat posted another great skill test (the 5x5 Test) at pistol-forum.com last week and it has been added to the pistol-training.com Drills page with his permission. Check it out, give it a try, and post your results! Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

Quote of the Day, Smooth & Fast Edition

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

From my friend Jack "Failure2Stop" Leuba in another slow is smooth, smooth is fast discussion on pistol-forum.com: My problem is with the phrase itself with regard to being "fast" in a competitive field. ... I do want to point out that interpersonal conflict with kinetic weapons is a competitive event (before anyone gets ...

“Looking Back” Series

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

I recently reposted these on my Facebook page. They're the five greatest influences on me as a shooter and instructor over the years: Chuck Davis Ken Hackathorn Ernest Langdon Rich Verdi SLG If you weren't reading pistol-training.com back in 2011, I hope you'll find them interesting. And if you've been with me since back then, perhaps reading these ...

Bill Drill 2

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

What do you do when Bill Wilson tells you he's updated his legendary Bill Drill? Tell everyone else, obviously: The Bill Drill 2. (But Bill, it's 2014... you really should call it Bill Drill 2.0 8-) ) Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

More on “Every Shot Counts”

Friday, March 7th, 2014

It's always interesting to see how people with different focuses and backgrounds look at things in similar fashion. Here's a recent Facebook post by USPSA Production Grandmaster Donovan Montross (reprinted here with permission) that sounds quite similar to the Fire for Effect PTC post a couple weeks back. I do think that there ...

Excellent New Cardboard Target

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

The folks who developed the NRA's new National Defense Match (NDM) program may have been all about rifles, but the target they came up with is outstanding for pistol training of any kind: the NDM-1. The target has a shorter body than the traditional IPSC/IDPA cardboard, bottoming out at what would ...

Be Like Max?

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Max Wins, eleventy-time national pistol champion, closes his eyes when he draws and turns his pistol upside down to reload. Should you? Maybe, maybe not. When thinking about changing or adopting a technique, it's not good enough simply to say Max Wins does it and he wins! or Sheepdog247 does it and he's hard core! The ...

No One Is Innocent

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Thanks to Caleb of Gun Nuts Media for posting this video of himself shooting a pretty strange stage at this year's IDPA Nationals: [youtube]http://youtu.be/tkn5W8NWNh8[/youtube] Normally in IDPA there are two kinds of humanoid targets: threats and non-threats. You are supposed to shoot the threats (penalty for bad hits or missing) and you're ...

2013 IDPA Nationals Results

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

The 2013 IDPA Nationals were held this past weekend and the results have been posted: Top score and High Stock Service Pistol went to Bob Vogel with an overall time of 212.42 seconds. Other division winners included: ESP -- Brandon Wright at 225.69 CDP -- Glenn Shelby at 244.59 ESR -- Jerry Miculek at 294.66 SSR ...