Tag Archives: USPSA

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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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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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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CED 7000: Shot Timer Supreme

Practical shooting is judged on accuracy, power and speed so correctly capturing the speed of a shooter is critical. There are many manufacturers of timing devices for our sport but one company stands out: Competitive Edge Dynamics. Their CED7000 timer … Continue reading

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S&W M&P 9 – Part VI: bottom line (sort-of)

The rubber meets the road with the M&P9 at practice and in competition. Continue reading

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S&W M&P 9 – Part V: Light at the end of the…barrel

With the trigger squared away it was time to install the new sights. My Dawson Precision sights arrived and I quickly got to work. I put the slide in a vise with some 3/4 pine blocks as buffers and got … Continue reading

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