Archive for November, 2012

When the Going Gets Tough…

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

... the tough, so the saying goes, go cyclic. At last night's KSTG match at the NRA, we saw this happen frequently on two stages: 3 and 4. Stage 3 was unusual in that we utilized the NRA Range's outstanding programmable target system. You had a regular KSTG target (IDPA target with a ...

P30 Love

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

My love for the H&K P30 pistol is no secret. I still consider it the single best handgun on the market today and even though I'm enjoying the heck out of the 1911, there is no comparison in terms of reliability or ease of maintenance (not to mention that my ...

Catching Up

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Having spent the better part of the past two weeks in internet limbo on vacation, I'm just now getting caught back up. Rather than toss together some random words for a post, I thought I'd point out some things from my favorite blogs over the past couple weeks: The New Taurus ...

VCD Grips Holiday Sale

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

I continue to be incredibly impressed with the VCD Grips I'm using on the SACS/Warren test gun. Yesterday I managed to sneak in a quick range session with some friends on the West By-God Virginia border, including F.A.S.T. Coin recipients Ernest Langdon and Joe S. Everyone spent a mag or three ...

It’s 10PM, Do You Know Where Your Bullets Are?

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

I'll frequently use a single Q-PT target for one or two hundred rounds of practice. But every time I fire my pistol, I know whether I hit my intended target or not. After each drill, I use target pasters to cover up my misses. In class, we run the targets the same ...

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #12

Monday, November 12th, 2012

22,046 rounds 10 stoppages 0 malfunctions 1 parts breakages As hoped, last week allowed for three separate practice sessions and more than 1,800 rounds through the SACS/Warren gun. Happily, there is nothing to report in terms of function. The gun went bang over and over. It's been more than 2,000 rounds since the gun has been cleaned, ...

Thank You Veterans

Sunday, November 11th, 2012



Caracal Fam-Fire

Friday, November 9th, 2012

My friend Chris Rhines from The Way of the Multigun was at the NRA Range Wednesday night with his new Caracal F pistols. You can read his impressions on his blog. Chris graciously offered me a chance to put a few rounds through the gun. Trigger: phenomenal... at least, if you like ...

Optics-Ready M&Ps Announced

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Smith & Wesson announced yesterday the introduction of its upcoming C.O.R.E. ("Competition Optics Ready Equipment") series. These guns will feature an optics mounting system that reportedly allows the use of six different popular mini red dot sights including: Trijicon RMR C-More STS Leupold DeltaPoint Docter Insight MRDSTM JPoint Initially, 9mm and .40 S&W guns will be available in both ...

Firearms Practice “Fast Food”

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

pistol-training.com got a ping back yesterday from a blog post entitled Firearms Practice "Fast Food" from Mom With a Gun.  It's a fantastic article that will resonate with anyone who regularly visits PTC or pistol-forum.com. "But every training day like this is a wasted opportunity to challenge yourself, to push the envelope, to ...