I get asked about working other matches all the time and I always encourage folks to get out of their local match comfort zone and go work bigger matches. If nothing else you will meet some new friends and see some new ranges. There really isn’t a downside other than cost.[Read more…] about Working it Forward
The Competition Rules, 2019 edition, rule 188.8.131.52 states, in part “… If a retaining strap is permanently attached to a holster or magazine pouch, it must be applied or closed prior to issuance of the “Standby” command.”[Read more…] about Tension about Retention
Let’s talk about a few match, err…staples (pardon the pun), that often go unconsidered but can have a positive, or negative, effect on your match.[Read more…] about Match Supplies – Penny Wise or Pound Foolish?
Well, yeah, sure…I suppose a USPSA match could make for a good date and if you both have a blast, then a wedding at the range can’t be far off? It has happened! But those types of dates aren’t what I want to discuss here. What I am talking about are the dates that we all have to keep in mind when considering the match calendar and scheduling major matches.[Read more…] about Dates & USPSA
Lots of things we do in life require ongoing training to stay up-to-date with the latest tools, techniques, laws, etc. Everyone from folks in the medical field to auto mechanics to pilots and on and on all have to undergo some form of on-going training to receive updates to remain current. Part of that on-going training means staying up-to-date on our own while, often, another part is more formally scheduled as a refresher.[Read more…] about It’s a Start…
It’s been a good match. The squads came and went smoothly, the weather was decent and the range food wasn’t terrible. Now it is Sunday afternoon and you just ran your last shooter on the last squad of the match. Now what? Why tear it down, pack it up and head home or to find a frosty beverage; that’s what! Whoa! Not so fast there![Read more…] about Last Shot…Now what?
Stand by! BEEP!
Whether it be the growl of the old speaker style timers or the modern piezo driven squeal, it all means the same thing; time for the fun to start! Or, for many of us, “Stage plan? What stage plan?” Regardless, it is the signal from the RO that it is your turn to draw/retrieve your firearm and get to shooting.[Read more…] about Beep!
Sometimes it is important in life to stop and remember our “Why”. Why are we doing something; be that being involved in a hobby, a sport, or even as drastic as our job. Some call it soul searching, others have other terms for it. Regardless, it is often a good idea to break the repetitious cycle and really spend time determining why we are doing something.[Read more…] about Remembering Your Why