Category Archives: USPSA

United States Practical Shooting Association

M&P Extended Basepads for 2017

With several sports allowing 140mm magazines in their 9mm-friendly divisions, and USPSA’s recent rule change removing round limits for Carry Optics, many competitors are in search of a magazine extension to convert factory magazines to the largest size allowable. Several … Continue reading

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Competition Footwear: What Works for Me in 2014

An often-neglected consideration for practical shooting is the choice of footwear. Two key events have shaped my decisions in this area. First, in my early days of USPSA we had a practice during mud season that involved the need to … Continue reading

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SureFire Shot Timer: Excellent Free Training Tool

Prior to purchasing a dedicated shot timer I took a look around the Apple app store and found Surefire’s shot timer application, called simply “Shot Timer”. It was and is still free and is arguably more polished than many commercial … Continue reading

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2A: Shotgun Importation Ban and its impact on Practical Shooting

With the May 1st deadline looming, I decided to send in an email to the BATFE’s working group for the pending ban of certain shotguns. You can do likewise by sending your comment to shotgunstudy@atf.gov. Here’s what I wrote: Hello … Continue reading

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CED M2: Chronograph that does it all

For those of us that reload for competitive shooting, knowing a round’s velocity is critical. In USPSA the all-important Power Factor is determined by multiplying velocity and bullet weight then dividing by 1000. Example: 124gr bullets traveling at 1050 fps … Continue reading

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USPSA: 9mm bullets for Production – what weight?

Sparked by a question re: sub-sonic 9mm rounds, I discuss the relative merits of heavy, slow rounds for use in USPSA’s Production Class of competition as well as the philosophy of “practice” versus “match” ammo. Continue reading

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USPSA Pistol Shooting: Managing the Mag Release

Shooters with small hands may benefit from switching the mag release to the opposite side. Continue reading

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USPSA Pistol Shooting: How’s My Grip?

I have benefited greatly by watching Todd Jarret’s Youtube video on pistol shooting tips. I think his explanation of the placement of the pistol within the strong hand and the grip of the weak hand is outstanding. I have followed … Continue reading

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S&W M&P 9 – Part VII: Update

Well, it’s been a couple of months now with the M&P9. Let’s review where we are so far: Apex Tactical “Competition Action Enhancement Kit” Dawson sights (fiber 1.25 red front/ black serrated wide rear) Black Diamond grip tape stainless guide … Continue reading

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USPSA Training: Speed or Accuracy?

Pursuing speed before accuracy can lead to faster development for Practical Pistol competition. Continue reading

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