Learning the art and science of shooting together

Common-Sense Gun Laws We Can All Agree on: No Gun No Vote

Every time someone suggests that the body politic might benefit from a bit more rigor around determining who should and shouldn’t vote in the US, Democrats and the media–but I repeat myself–tell us that this would be nothing less than a return to Jim...

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Announcing Mag Squad: The Range is Hot

When I started this blog, the intention was for me to teach myself to shoot better and help you all teach yourselves to shoot better. I think the best way to pursue this right now is to build a mobile app that connects shooters to one another. I’ve been working...

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Six Inch Circles

It’s Friday. It’s time to hit the range. I’m taking a class next month to become an NRA pistol instructor. Before the class starts, students are required to show that they can safely load and unload a variety of pistols. Easy cheesy. They are also...

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First Impressions: Ruger LCR 9mm

Ruger released their LCR (Lightweight Compact Revolver) in 2009. They’ve been adding caliber options over the years, and in 2014 they released it in 9mm. Wait. 9mm? Isn’t that a semi-auto cartridge? Yup. But every once in a while a company gets a wild hair...

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A Handful of Drills

It’s time for another range report. Today’s trip was filled with flying lead and a bit of mystery. I left for the range intending to shoot Gila Hayes‘ 5×5 drill and try for a 6″ group at 10 yards. The idea behind the 5×5 drill is...

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Drill: Bill Drill Plus Some Instinctive Shooting

It’s been about two months since I last shot the Bill Drill, so I decided to give it another run. It’s a great way to test how well you balance speed against accuracy. The basic idea behind the Bill Drill is that you shoot 6 rounds at the torso of a...

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My EDC Setup

Lots of you have asked me about my everyday carry (EDC) rig. OK, that’s not true, only one person has asked me about my EDC rig. But I’ll tell you about it anyhow, because it’s my blog. My EDC rig starts with a foundation of my Walmart Tactical Pants. Then I add a...

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Drill: Dot Torture Again

Now seems like a good time to shoot the Dot Torture drill again, doesn’t it? I stopped by the range to blast a box on the way to a meeting to see if my marksmanship has gotten any better since the last time I shot Dot Torture back in April. The idea behind Dot...

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Drill: 3×5 Card Drill Again

I have had a couple of meetings over the last two weeks with a software development team that I’m looking at to develop my app. It turns out that some of the guys there are shooters also, so I went shooting with one of them, whose nom de blog is...

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