Month: July 2017

Why I Compete

For about the last 10 months, I’ve been competing in one to two pistol matches per month. If it’s a good month, I can get three in. I have wanted to shoot competitively for nearly 10 years. I first learned about IDPA in 2005 having moved back to my homeland of Western New York. I remember spending time on their…

If Guns Were The Problem…

I have to wonder about the motives of people that blame inanimate objects for a problem. We hear it all the time. Take Shannon Watts for example. Every time some sociopath uses a gun to shoot some people, she’s all over the news telling us that there are too may guns. “America is awash in guns—and it’s a huge problem!”…

Medium-Range Shooting Adventures

Recently, I’ve taken up mid-range shooting. Some would call it long-range, but when I did that, I was promptly corrected by the owner of the range where I shoot. He said, “500-600 yards isn’t long range. That’s medium range. Long-range starts at 1,000 yards…” So there you go. Anyhoo, for someone who has previously only shot out to about 125…