Archive for October, 2012

Coast to Coast Success in Oklahoma City

Monday, October 29th, 2012

The last class of 2012, a combined 3-day Appendix Carry Workshop and Aim Fast Hit Fast, was held this past weekend in Oklahoma City. Students from all over the country attended, including a gentleman from Maine who cut short his vacation in California! And the mix worked out just right, ...

New Shooters: A Quick How-To Guide

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Julie Golob (nee Goloski) posted a great set of DO's and DON'Ts on her website today for anyone thinking about bringing a first time shooter to the range. It is absolutely worth checking out. All too often, shooters think enthusiasm will serve as well as knowledge and responsibility when it comes ...

Caracal Recall

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Caracal has issued a recall for pistols with serial numbers beginning with: B, C, F, L, and M. Some pistols have the potential to discharge if dropped. You can find more information including instructions on how to return your pistol by visiting the Caracal website, by calling their Customer Service ...


Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Coming soon... Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

The Issued Gun

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

While I've never been a cop, the topic of government issued handguns has certainly been an important part of my job for more than a decade. Eight years was spent at Beretta & SIG dealing primarily with big federal agencies and military entities. From 2009 to 2010 I acted as ...

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #11

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

18,651 rounds 9 stoppages 0 malfunctions 1 parts breakages Last week began with an unusual turn of luck. Jason Burton of Heirloom Precision happened to be in the Dallas/Fort Worth area at the same time as me. He generously offered to look over the test gun and declared it very well done. Sincere thanks to Jason for ...

Personal Best vs. On Demand

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Shooting a personal best on a drill is a great feeling. It's evidence that all your effort is paying off. Many shooters can rattle off their personal bests on any number of standards and drills. Often one of the first things a student tells me about himself in class -- ...

Gun Nuts Hi-Point Test: The End

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Tim (aka TCinVA aka JohnWayne777) has finally completed his 2,000+ round test of the Hi-Point 9mm pistol over at Gun Nuts. It stayed in one piece for the whole test... something many of us secretly hoped against not only because it would be funny to see the gun catastrophically disassemble ...

Four More F.A.S.T.

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Congratulations to Paul Willenbrock (6.90), Allen Zant (6.15), Daryn Briggs (5.72) and class champion Tom Scott (5.52) for adding their names to the F.A.S.T. Wall of Fame during the 3-day LE Pistol class in Northern Texas this week. In addition, golf clap for "Pops" (not his real name) who repeated ...

Excellence & Humility

Monday, October 8th, 2012

There aren't a lot of top competitors who would let themselves be videotaped missing a target during a demo on national television. Even fewer would laugh about it. Julie Golob, author, Smith & Wesson pro shooter and umpteen-time USPSA, IDPA, Steel Challenge, and Bianchi champion is the last person to shy away ...