Learning the art and science of shooting together

Year in Review: Graphs!

It’s been about a year since I set off on the project of learning to shoot better. It seems like a good time to stop and reflect on the approach I’ve taken and what results, if any, that I’ve seen. Let’s talk about approach first. I have tried...

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Draw and Shoot One and Dot Torture

Fresh off last week’s successes, I stopped by the range again. This time I was determined to shoot the Dot Torture I didn’t shoot last week. But first I started with some draw and shoot one. I did a number of draw and dry fire one, trying to remember my...

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Hudson H9 Pistol Announced

Well, SHOT Show 2017 is coming, and that means a raft of new product announcements. Today’s announcement is the Hudson H9 pistol. It’s being billed by some folks as a cross between a 1911 and a Glock, but I think that sells the pistol short. I would...

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Have Someone Teach You to Shoot Better

When I took my NRA Pistol Instructor certification course, the instructor recruited me into the shooting range’s “instructor candidate” program. It’s basically an unpaid internship where I get to help out with classes and in return I get free...

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MagSquad Beta Testing Continues: It Really Works!

[Ed. note: Picture uploads aren’t working for some reason. Just read it out loud in a soft monotone and pretend you’re listening to NPR.] MagSquad beta testing continues, even in the runup to Christmas. A couple of friends met me at the range last week for...

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MagSquad Goes to Beta Testing!

What’s that there on the shooting bench? Is that MagSquad? Why, yes it is. MagSquad is in beta test. Last Thursday a couple of friends-of-the-app and I stepped out to the shooting range to put the beta version of MagSquad through its paces. (For those of you...

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Make Gun Laws Great Again

Well, the 2016 presidential election is now in the rear-view mirror, and as I’m sure you’ve heard, the winner was one Donald J. Trump. This blog argued in an earlier post that a Trump victory would mark an additional repudiation of Democrat gun control...

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Drilling the Glock 20

I made a finer adjustment to my Glock 20 to try to dial in the last half-inch. If you recall from last time, the Glock somehow got 2″ off to the left at 30 feet. I adjusted them, and they wound up 1/2″ to the right at 30 feet. A few nights ago I pushed the...

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Why We Carry: Porfirio’s Pizza Edition

An unnamed customer at Porfirio’s II Pizza in Levittown, Pennsylvania thwarted a robbery by shooting the two perpetrators. According to Levittown Now, the perps entered the restaurant, produced handguns and told the customer and the two employees to get down on...

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Wringing Out the Nano

In my post on my misbehaving pistol, I stated that I wanted to put 200 trouble-free rounds through the Nano before I carried it again. I took a shooting trip with Mrs. ShootBetter a couple of weeks ago and ran about 100 rounds of that through. I finished out the rest...

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