Having tracked four years of IDPA match results have shed some light on my pistol proficiency journey which has been filled with breakthroughs, stagnation, and everything in between. The journey isn’t done, but a retrospective is in order.
Trying things outside of our comfort zone can provide a different perspective which can deepen our understanding and appreciation. I think this applies to shooting as well and my recent competitive shooting shenanigans appear to confirm that.
Shooting an AR-15 with an LPVO at a match was a first for me recently. It was a fun new experience that shed some light on a few things I should have known and on a few things that I didn’t know. Also, I might be a LARPer and I’m okay with that.
Every match, regardless of a good or bad performance, has something to teach us as long as we maintain awareness during our performance. This after action report breaks down some recent snafus in an IDPA match and my plans to remedy them.
The custom holster market is filled with options ranging from terrible to fantastic. I’ve found Weber Tactical’s USPSA/IDPA holsters to be on the positive end of that spectrum even though I’ve run into a few issues with them.
Being able to place an accurate shot on a static target without any time pressure is the essential foundation on which fast practical marksmanship is built on. Here are a few things I’m doing to improve that foundation.