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 […]
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?
For 2016, why not try something new in dryfire and live fire? From watching some of Robert Vogels stuff online, I’m convinced my weak hand needs to be higher on the gun. This will take some work. But I believe the benefits are huge. Search for a weak point in your technique or competition game. … More Pick one thing new to try
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
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
Around here at IDPA shoots, they love the tactical sequence and counting stuff. Whether you like it or not, it’s gonna be there. This means you must put one shot on each target first, before reengaging with a second. With 3 targets, everybody goes 1-1-2-1-1. So much time is wasted on this type of array. … More Tactical sequence
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?
So, assuming you’ve dryfired and practiced a while and can shoot safely, try this drill. Put up a target and step off 3 paces. Draw and rip off 6 shots as fast as you can. Look at the target, the sights, or shoot by feel, I don’t care. It doesn’t matter. Work towards putting the … More Rip It-lose the tension