Archive for the ‘Competition’ Category


Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Congratulations to Sergeant Ward Smith of the Kansas City Police Department for earning F.A.S.T. Challenge Coin #13 during a gathering of some alumni under the watchful eye of SLG who was given permission by Ernest Langdon to put Sgt. Smith through the test. Sgt. Smith shot the test using his ...

The Q-PT and 30 Drills

Friday, August 21st, 2015

The Q-PT target sold by National Target Company was obviously designed with Aim Fast Hit Fast and Aim Fast Hit Small classes in mind. My goal was to have a single target that could accommodate all the different drills that would be used in class. The target has a number of different ...

TTI Glock Base Pads

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Who wouldn't want more bullets? I've been using the Taran Tactical Innovations extra capacity basepads on my Glock for most of my practice for the past few months. My goal wasn't to avoid reload practice, though. I was wringing them out to see if I could trust them for everyday concealed carry ...

Ernest Langdon Awards F.A.S.T. Coin #12

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

John M. of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Bureau earned F.A.S.T. Coin number 12 during a law enforcement class held by Ernest Langdon of Langdon Tactical, Inc. John was using a Beretta 92A1 and shot from his duty tactical gear including a Safariland retention holster. The drill was shot cold (without ...

Modifications & Safety

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

There has been quite a bit of discussion about the Gadget over the past few days, both pro and con. What strikes me is that safety improvements are held to a different standard that other modifications. People will change their sights, triggers, even permanently modify the grip of a gun all in the name ...

USPSA and IDPA to Merge

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

After more than a decade of rancorous and sometimes hostile co-existence, today the U.S. Practical Shooting Association and the International Defensive Pistol Association are announcing a joint restructuring that will merge the two organizations by the end of Summer 2015. The combined organization will be named the American Run & Gun Handgun Sport. The sport will utilize an ...

Latest F.A.S.T. Wall Inductee

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

Congratulations to Ballistic Radio host J.M. Johnston for earning his place on the F.A.S.T. Wall of Fame this weekend with a 6.73 run! Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

When You See It

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

F.A.S.T. Coins & Langdon Tactical

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Langdon Tactical, Inc. ( and are excited to announce a new alliance to preserve the F.A.S.T. Coin test into 2015 and beyond. F.A.S.T. Coins have been a staple of classes and events since 2007, awarded to only the most highly skilled shooters who have been able to prove their on-demand shooting ability by successfully ...

All or Nothing: The Press-Out

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

As anyone who has followed me here or on has to know, I'm a big fan of a technique called the press-out. So following up on last week's "All or Nothing: Unsighted Fire" I thought turnabout is fair play and so I'll examine the pros and cons of this ...