Archive for June, 2012

Some People Have Too Much Class

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Last week, 167 of Master Class Chronicles wrote a very interesting post called When does practice become more important than training?  As someone who makes a significant amount of my income as a firearms instructor, this might sound weird but I agree 100%. There are some people who take too many classes while ...

Gun Snob

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

I'm a gun snob... mea culpa. I found this hilarious: via Caleb at Gun Nuts

SOM

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Caleb recently blogged about shooting on the move in a competition context and one of the things he said really resonated with my overall philosophy about SOM in general: "In a match, shooting on the move isn’t a 'can I' question, but a 'should I' question." Over the past year or ...

Online 1911 Resources

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

As I get ready for the arrival of the Springfield test guns, I've been reading up on the mechanical & maintenance side of the 1911 since it's something I've never had to deal with before. Heck, even when I was at Quantico shooting FBI HRT guns I never had to ...

DotW 33: 3×5 Cold

Monday, June 25th, 2012

The pistol-forum.com Drill of the Week (which has recently been more like the Drill of Some Weeks) gets renewed life with the help of DocGKR who posted Week 33: a 3x5 cold drill. Check it out and give it a try. Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

1H Shooting

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Falling squarely into the "lies, damn lies, and statistics" category, the most recent NYPD firearms discharge report (hat tip to Mitchell) informs us that NYPD officers in 2010 were equally as likely to shoot 1-handed as they were 2-handed when confronted by a human adversary (p9, slide 37). This is consistent ...

What Is RELIABLE?

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

When someone says his pistol is reliable, what does that mean? I've met people who defined "reliable" based on the amount of ammo they carry every day. Someone who carries a Glock 19 with a spare mag wants 31 rounds straight without a stoppage and he's happy. Of course, that's a ...

“Small” F.A.S.T. Wall Additions

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Bob Martin (6.70), Eric Daniels (6.29), and Donovan Teel (6.21) all earned places on the F.A.S.T. Wall of Fame this weekend during the Aim Fast, Hit Small class in Wilmington, OH. Fritz Borke, who was already listed on the Wall, also shot an Advanced score (6.56) during the class. And congratulations to CCT125US ...

Gaming the Test: Rogers #9

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Last month, I began this series of guides on shooting the Rogers Shooting School test stages. This is the ninth and final installment: the Freestyle Blast Drill. Stage 9: two-handed, from the holster, 21 seconds Maximum points: 21 Seven targets appear, short pause for reload, seven targets appear, long pause for reload, seven targets appear The Freestyle Blast ...

Police Quals

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Police firearms qualification standards tend to be easy. It may not seem that way to many of the officers, but to anyone serious enough about shooting that they read this site there are very few challenges in police quals. That is very much by design. While shooters might condemn the practice, ...