Archive for the ‘Learning’ Category

LE UOF & TV vs FOF

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

My family consists of pretty well educated, intelligent, and fair-minded people. Nonetheless, recent events regarding law enforcement use of force (UOF) -- Ferguson, NYC, etc. -- have thrown into stark relief just how much their ideas of right & wrong, reasonable & unreasonable are based on fictional television events rather ...

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 ...

Harder Than I Expected

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Having received my SIG .22 kit, I was planning to go to the range for the first time this past Friday. Before heading out, I decided to do some dry firing. Result? I could not pull the double action trigger simply because my hand and forearm muscles had atrophied so much. ...

Best Gun Mat Ever

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Seen yesterday at my local gunshop. I want some royalties, darn it! (though I guess about $30,000 in ammo wasn't a bad trade) Train hard & stay safe! ToddG  

Class Warfare

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

If I may, I'd like to riff off something written by my friend Baxter at Gun Nuts not too long ago. There are classes that are termed "tactical," there are classes that are termed "competition," and so on. To an extent, these classes usually do have differences. You'd expect certain rules to ...

Starting From Scratch … Again

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

As many of you know, eight weeks ago I had my right elbow completely replaced. The titanium elbow is a fairly new and uncommon procedure, with the mechanism itself costing about $20,000 (thank you, insurance company!). The surgery required a lot of moving and stretching of the nerves in my ...

Teaching to Your Audience

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

If you teach basic CCW, do you teach those first time students about sight alignment and trigger control and breathing and the other fundamentals of marksmanship? If you answered yes, are you properly addressing your audience? Odds are, probably not. This might come as a shock to anyone who's been reading this website for ...

“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 ...