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JUNK SCIENCE: Turn And Draw

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 39:09 — 26.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreThe turn and draw is a pretty standard start position for competitive shooting matches. Generally in a turn and draw, you’ll start facing up range, wrists above shoulders, and then on the buzzer you’ll turn then draw your pistol once it’s inside the 180*, and start engaging targets. The conventional wisdom about the turn and …

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Competitive Shooting is Making Me Better at Just About Everything

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 28:35 — 26.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreWay back when I used to ride mountain bikes in junior high school I just pushed my mountain bike down the trail, and never really learned how to do things better. I rode a lot, put a lot of miles on my bike, but I didn’t practice. Listen to the Podcast: I did the same …

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New Years Resolutions:

Last year I made one new years resolution, and I borked it right out of the gate. (I resolved to see 199 on the scale at some point during 2014, but as I’m writing this on December 26th, I still weigh the same 233 pounds as I did when I made the resolution.) Anyways, I want 2015 to be the year that I buckle down and focus on my shooting. 2014 was a rough year …

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Skills vs. Tools

I’ve been dwelling on a Robert Heinlein quote for a few days, and I think that he says something really important here that most probably don’t realize: “A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new …

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