Canadian Forces vs C-Clamp: Battle of the Rifle Grips

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

Rifle Pedestal vs C-Clamp Grip (Plus Training Scars From the Army)

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)

Using Hit Factor To Practice

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