Your first gun is the most exciting gun you will ever buy. Mine was a Norinco HP9 pump shotgun I still have to this day (tricked out a bit). https://youtu.be/yEGoy-dPTWs “I want one” is a good enough of a reason to buy any gun, but a more informed rationale can lead to a better buying … Continue reading Gun Buying Tips for New Shooters
Some days you're on, some days you're off. This past Monday, July 2, felt like an off day. After my daughter had a catastrophic allergic flare up, I bailed on the Canada Day Monday Action Shooting League 3-Gun event. My wife wanted me home in the afternoon to cook and care for the kids. We … Continue reading Drills: Reloads, Coupled Mags and PMAG 17 GL9 Mags
At our 2018 Victoria Day 3-Gun Shoot, I directed a squad with a simple stage for new 3-Gun Shooters. This stage was simply composed of 5 firing positions, marked by square shooting boxes, arranged in a trapezoid shape, shot in 2 strings in reverse order. Those positions were as such: P1: Pistol shooting at 3 … Continue reading Lessons from the 2018 Victoria Day 3-Gun Shoot
Most of my time over the past 17 years with a rifle, I've held what I coined last week as a "pedestal" style grip. The kind of grip where your support hand rests on the bottom of the handguard, usually at somewhere between the midpoint of the handguard and the magwell (or on the magwell … Continue reading Canadian Forces vs C-Clamp: Battle of the Rifle Grips
When I released from the reserves in 2008, I made a commitment to myself I would, at a minimum, maintain proficiency at arms to a comparable standard as that when I was in the military. In hindsight, that was a remarkably low standard to set. I was a Signals Operator (a Sig), and my radio … Continue reading Rifle Pedestal vs C-Clamp Grip (Plus Training Scars From the Army)
For the past 3 months, I've been working into a routine using Hit Factor calculations to measure my Pistol and Rifle performance. This routine consists of treating range time as if it were a match, collecting data to perform a IPSC/USPSA Hit Factor calculation. Previously, I would rely on subjective "feelings" to gauge my performance … Continue reading Using Hit Factor To Practice
I have a Generation 1 Norinco T97 with a T97.CA Lower Handguard with a carry handle mounted Bushnell TRS-25 (everything else is stock). For the 2015-2016 seasons, I ran two other the T97's but stopped in 2017, owing to reliability issues I have since attributed to magazines. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYbaE0EHaBo In the Spring of 2017, I put … Continue reading Can the T97 Work For 3-Gun?