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USPSA Members: Look for your ballot this week!

Today I received my ballot in the mail for the USPSA Presidential election. If you’re a USPSA member, look for it, and PLEASE do a little research before you just pick a random name and send it back. Back in episode 139 of the podcast, Ben and I discussed this, and he tried to convince me that this race really matters. Today, I realized how much it matters. Check this out: Wouldn’t it be cool …

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Slow is Slow, and Smooth is Smooth

Herky jerky is slow, and slow is slow, but fast is smooth. Several weeks back the old Tactical Compact Sedan decided that she had rolled her last mile, and blew up in my driveway (dropped a valve on cylinder #3) and the next day I replaced it with a new car which happens to have a manual transmission. I hadn’t driven a manual transmission in about 15 years, so over the past several weeks I’ve …

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That’s One Way to Keep People from Crowding Cover…

Crusing Instagram this afternoon I came across this video from @MHC_LEO of a stage from his first IDPA match: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Myles Cook (@mhc_leo) Look how shot up those barrels are! Here’s what @MHC_LEO said when I asked him about it “@triangletactical they are like razor blades. My arms and knuckles literally looked like I fought a wildcat.” I’m suddenly a lot more thankful for the match directors …

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Things New Shooters Say At Their First Match:

“How were my hits? Good? If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a hundred times. On the surface it sounds like a perfectly logical thing to ask, but really if a shooter is watching his sights and  paying attention to what he is doing, he should know where his hits were. I had a new shooter say something a while back at one of the Wake County Action Pistol matches about the lighting being …

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A Note for Practiscore Users

Going through some of my notes from the last SWGC USPSA match, and I was reminded of a situation that occurred at the match. On one stage Ben was running the Practiscore tablet (A kindle running the scoring software for the match) and Chris Tilley was shooting a stage from behind a barricade with his open gun. When Chris transitioned to the side of the barricade that Ben and I were standing on, each of his …

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Some Folks Paint Their Guns to Look Worn…

I’ve just been practicing a lot. That’s kydex from the inside of my holster embedded in my slide. I’ll take this over a fancy paint job any day. Been getting probably 200 dry fire draws every day and this is starting to happen after a couple weeks of being on a solid dry fire routine.

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What Motivates You?

On the drive home today I was listening to the latest That Shooting Show with Steve Anderson. The jist of this episode was that Steve isn’t motivated by winning, but rather shooting a match at the best of his ability. When I got home I started to practice dry fire and I turned on my favorite Black Sabbath Pandora station. After a bit of practice and listening I heard an alternative view of winning: On …

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USPSA/Competitive Shooting Primer

I found this video today, thought it did a really good job illustrating some of the basics of competition. If you want a more in-depth primer, check out my series on getting into competitive shooting here.

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