Everyone has their own ideas about this, and most of them work just fine. I’ll begin by breaking this into two groups: pistols you carry for protection, and competition guns. For a Glock that you mainly just carry, the recommendation in the owners manual is about perfect. You don’t need much lube when a gun […]
I was originally going to jump on the subject of straight-away targets and why we miss them, because the topics go together. But that subject is huge, and needs a ten article series. Instead I’ll just start with gun speed in general. If you’ve shot much trap, you already know that there is not much … More Trap Basics: Gun speed
Let’s take practical pistol for example. On average, how many repetitions do you perform for each drill? I’m referring to competitors, not people that shoot twice a year. I must give all credit of this tip to champion Ben Stoeger. He wrote a short piece online that explained it perfectly. Our bodies and brains learn … More How do you practice?
If you’ve been here much you know how important dryfire is to increasing your skill level. But there are other things to do that are so easy, many shooters don’t even think about them. Here’s the thing: try to have your pistol in your hand a few minutes daily. You don’t have to pull the … More Getting to know your pistol
I’ve been having some rambling thoughts about competition shooting, and thought I’d share them. First, do you know how many Grandmasters there are in USPSA? It’s a small number. And making GM doesn’t mean you’ll win a major shoot. Look at the results. The same 5 to 10 names are always on top. Occasionally a … More The Rest Of Us
Carry permit classes help a lot of people get started. But don’t stop there. Take a class from a good instructor. http://www.gunsandammo.com/personal-defense/beyond-ccw-next-level-training/
I’m sure many of us have friends and neighbors that don’t really shoot. They hear everything negative about guns on TV. A great deal of the public thinks that gun club members are like Dale Gribble on ‘ King of the Hill’. But guns clubs usually go out of their way to support the community … More Be nice to your neighbors
Many people purchase handguns for protection, but never plan to compete. But what if you’re thinking about it? You don’t want to end up with a monkey gun that hurts you in competition. And let me assure you, most of the near stock competition pistols are the best carry guns. Competitors will not tolerate junk. … More One pistol for everything
Have you noticed that some shooters that have been in the game a while don’t practice as much? Well, most top shooters I know had what you call a ” big year” at some point. That’s a year where you practice, dryfire, and enter every match you can afford. Whether its trap or pistol competition, … More Your big year
Everyone has their own ideas about this, and most of them work just fine. I’ll begin by breaking this into two groups: pistols you carry for protection, and competition guns. For a Glock that you mainly just carry, the recommendation in the owners manual is about perfect. You don’t need much lube when a gun … More When should I clean my Glock?