Archive for May, 2013

Is Your Ammunition Dangerous

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Outstanding video by SAAMI detailing just how little risk there is from ammunition subjected to impact or even being in a fire: [youtube][/youtube] Train hard & stay safe! ToddG (hat tip to cclaxton for posting about the video at!)

KSTG Match Stages 28-May-13

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Here are the stages from last night's KSTG Match at the NRA Range. These are videos of me on my second run through the match as I forgot to video my first. My combined score on the second attempt was almost four seconds faster. First two stages were the Triple Nickel, ...

Caleb at Bianchi

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Caleb shares his personal insight from this year's Bianchi Cup with the world over at Gun Nuts. You're not going to read that he won, or that he would have won if only he hadn't done this one little tiny list of seventy-three things wrong, or that he was top shooter ...

Memorial Day

Monday, May 27th, 2013

To all who have given their lives for this country... To the families who have lost their loved ones in service to our country... Your duty and sacrifice are not forgotten, and on behalf of everyone at, we thank you and honor your memory. ToddG

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #21

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

37,177 rounds 11 stoppages 0 malfunctions 3 parts breakages The SACS/Warren pistol saw a good number of rounds over the past week between the class with  Robert Vogel (pictured left) and regular practice. I was only able to attend the first day of the Vogel class due to unforeseen circumstances but it was a worthwhile day of ...

Muzzle Direction, a Big Deal

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Tim explains it well over at Gun Nuts. Tim and I were in a class together recently where we ran into a similar issue. Another instructor teaching on the bay next to ours thought it was perfectly safe to have his carbine students climb up a hill behind us and shoot... ...

Robert Vogel Earns F.A.S.T. Coin #11

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

As mentioned briefly last week, umpteen-time USPSA and IDPA national champion Robert Vogel earned F.A.S.T. Challenge Coin #11 on Saturday. Robert was the first person to get a coin shooting on the updated Q-PT target. Much more impressive, though, Robert was the first shooter to earn a F.A.S.T. coin on his ...

Robert Vogel: F.A.S.T. Coin #11

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Details to follow...

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #20

Friday, May 17th, 2013

35,257 rounds 11 stoppages 0 malfunctions 3 parts breakages Thirty five thousand rounds in the can ... who ever would have guessed? As you can see, I got to practice quite a bit this week. But in addition to the big round count I also spent some serious time dry firing this week: three and a half ...

Finger: Safe When?

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

A couple of recent discussions over at pistol-forum have touched on the question of when is it ok to touch the trigger during the draw stroke? Essentially it boils down to two schools of thought. Some folks think it is ok to begin prepping the trigger as long as the gun is ...