Archive for the ‘Competition’ Category

USPSA and IDPA to Merge

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

After more than a decade of rancorous and sometimes hostile co-existence, today the U.S. Practical Shooting Association and the International Defensive Pistol Association are announcing a joint restructuring that will merge the two organizations by the end of Summer 2015. The combined organization will be named the American Run & Gun Handgun Sport. The sport will utilize an ...

Latest F.A.S.T. Wall Inductee

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

Congratulations to Ballistic Radio host J.M. Johnston for earning his place on the F.A.S.T. Wall of Fame this weekend with a 6.73 run! Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

When You See It

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

F.A.S.T. Coins & Langdon Tactical

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Langdon Tactical, Inc. ( and are excited to announce a new alliance to preserve the F.A.S.T. Coin test into 2015 and beyond. F.A.S.T. Coins have been a staple of classes and events since 2007, awarded to only the most highly skilled shooters who have been able to prove their on-demand shooting ability by successfully ...

All or Nothing: The Press-Out

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

As anyone who has followed me here or on 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 last week and it has been added to the 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 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 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 ...