Archive for the ‘Learning’ Category

Rangemaster Newsletter May 2015

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Check out this month's Rangemaster Firearms Training Services newsletter for a reprint of the pistol-training.com post All or Nothing: Red Dots as well as some excellent articles by Tom Givens, Chuck Haggard, and Craig "Southnarc" Douglas. Tom's "S.M.A.R.T." approach to establishing training goals (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, timely) should be particularly ...

Glock Trigger Pull Experiments

Monday, April 27th, 2015

I'm currently breaking in two Glock gen4 19s. One will eventually become my everyday carry pistol. The other will serve as my primary training gun. Because of the issues with my arm/grip/finger strength, I am making a lot of compromises regarding trigger pull weight that I wouldn't have in the past. ...

To Infinity, and Beyond!

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Some recent ... let's call them discussions over on my Facebook page have once again reminded me that some people don't understand what training issue really means. All too often it is used as a catch-all to blame anything and everything on the shooter. Had an accident with a gun with a two ...

All or Nothing: Red Dots

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

A never-ending topic of discussion these days is the pistol mounted MRDS (mini red dot sight) that is becoming more popular among shooters. As with so many things, it's yet another "All or Nothing," with too many people believing they're best or worst under all circumstances for all shooters. And ...

Target Accountability

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

The photo on the left is something we've all seen countless times at the range: one target that has absorbed dozens, sometimes hundreds of rounds without any accountability. While it's fine if you're just out for a day of making noise and empty brass, from a training standpoint it's not ...

Performance Priorities

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

If you're more concerned with your previous best than what you can deliver right now cold on demand, you're doing it wrong. This evening I spent five hours having "dinner" with a very good friend and dedicated active duty military officer who is directly involved in the training of special operations ...

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

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Langdon Tactical, Inc. (langdontactical.com) and pistol-training.com 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 pistol-training.com 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 ...

Damsel in Distress

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

About a month ago on pistol-forum.com I described a scenario I've run in Force on Force scenarios many times: I used to run a pretty straightforward FOF scenario in which the student was standing around minding his own business when a couple walked around the corner. First the guy started calling ...

Minor Progress

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Finally, after multiple repeated failures, I managed to squeak out an Advanced score on the F.A.S.T. yesterday at the NRA Headquarters Range. I shot three runs at the end of a short practice sessions: 7.32 (clean / 2.39, .60 / 3.29 / .36, .37, .31) 7.01 (clean / 2.28, .63 / 2.87 / .42, .35, .36) 6.62 (clean ...

Ballistic Radio Tonight!

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

I'll be on Ballistic Radio tonight at 7pm. The topic of discussion will be what it's like losing your shooting ability and what it's like trying to get it back. Should be a barrel of laughs! Listen in or check out the podcast once it's up on the 'net. Train hard & ...