A month or so ago I was at the indoor shooting range, and there was a legit bullseye shooter in the lane next to me. I ran my target out next to his (25y), and tried to best his groups. The best I could muster were groups about double the size of his, and I was shooting with both hands, and he was only using one.
Ever since then I’ve been thinking that I could probably learn a thing or two from shooting a few Bullseye matches. The idea of being absolutely, crazily, laser accurate with a pistol is very interesting to me.
While looking into the more accuracy based competitions, I came across this old episode of the Power Factor Show with Caleb Giddings talking about Bianchi Cup. I’ve always kind of rolled my eyes at it as an “action” type shooter, but more and more I think it could be good for me to try something that’s more accuracy based.
If you’re an action type shooter that’s shot a few Bullseye matches, I’d be interested to hear if you had any takeaways from it.
Last week on the podcast I lamented about how I would grow the shooting sports if I were king of the shooting sports. As luck would have it, just a few days after that episode aired, I was asked to come speak at the Shooters Like Us Meetup.com group and do a Q&A with them about competitive shooting. It was awesome, and I think the big takeaway that I left with was that a lot of people don’t shoot competitively because they don’t even know that there are competitions going on near them.
Let’s face it, for someone that isn’t connected, finding matches at different ranges isn’t exactly easy. Hopefully some of the folks I talked to will come out and try their hand at a match soon. It was great to talk to everyone.
The North Marianias Islands had their handgun ban repealed just a week or so ago by a Federal judge, and now in response their House and Senate have passed a bill that will add a $1000 tax onto the price of any handgun sold there. What a joke, this is an obvious infringement.
The NC Department of Agriculture has released their report on the feasability of having a place to store guns at the gate of the NC State Fair. As expected, they said it was a bad idea.
- Here’s episode 103 of the podcast where Ben and I break down the whole situation as it was unfolding 2 years ago.
- Here’s the report that the NCDA released. It’s in plain text, and only about 8 pages, I’d recommend reading it.
Gear that Doesn’t Suck
I love my Spyderco Delica 4 with the Wave opener. It’s just a fantastic knife that I’ve been carrying for about 5 years now. There was a time when I got frustrated with getting the VG-10 steel good and sharp, but once I learned a good technique, it’s just been fantastic.
The Wave feature is what really sets the knife apart. It makes it one hand opening without having using any springs or anything like an assisted opening knife which can have dubious legality in some places.
Dryfire Drill of the Week:
A new shooter on the IDPA Facebook group asked about ow to practice shooting from cover after getting a lot of cover calls at his first IDPA match.
It’s pretty simple really, set up some type of barricade in your dryfire dojo, and then film yourself with your phone engaging the targets from behind the cover of the barricade. You can then review the video you make sure you’re keeping the appropriate amount of your body behind cover.