Dry Practice Report #3: February 1 – 15

My first post of this year briefly discussed my goal of doing 3,650 minutes of dry practice in 2019. I know these posts probably won’t interest most of you; they are mostly for my own accountability. Here are my results to this point in the year: Continue reading “Dry Practice Report #3: February 1 – 15”

Dry Practice Report #2: January 12 – January 31

My first post of this year briefly discussed my goal of doing 3,650 minutes of dry practice in 2019. I know these posts probably won’t interest most of you; they are mostly for my own accountability and for tracking my progress. Here are my results to this point in the year: Continue reading “Dry Practice Report #2: January 12 – January 31”

Dry Practice Report #1: Jan 1 to Jan 11

My first post of this year briefly discussed my goal of doing 3,650 minutes of dry practice in 2019. I’ve just wrapped up my first (almost) two weeks of dry practice. I know these posts probably won’t interest most of you; they are mostly for my own accountability. Here are my results to this point in the year: Continue reading “Dry Practice Report #1: Jan 1 to Jan 11”

Revolver Dot Torture Practice Session

I did a ton of shooting in 2018. I admit that much of it wasn’t as structured as I like. Recently I’ve made it a priority to add some structure to my practice sessions. One drill that is accessible to just about anyone is the famed “Dot Torture” drill. I’m sure most of you are familiar with it but I’m going to talk about it anyway. Continue reading “Revolver Dot Torture Practice Session”

3,650 Minutes of Dry Practice

It seems fashionable to look down one’s nose at new year’s resolutions and to say “now I’m not one for making resolutions…” But I’m making one, and here goes: I’ve read with envy as Claude Werner writes about his 1,000 Days of Dry Practice. I’d love to commit to any number of consecutive days of dry practice by my travel schedule just doesn’t permit it. I know, for instance, I have 12 days of overseas travel next month and my “record” will get broken then. Continue reading “3,650 Minutes of Dry Practice”

Grant Cunningham on Revolver Trigger Reset

Grant dropped some awesome knowledge today on his podcast, the aptly titled, Grant Cunningham Podcast. Today’s episode is called “Revolver Knowledge: Resetting the Double Action Trigger.” If you are serious about mastering the double action revolver (or know someone who is) this is really solid information. Take six minutes and give it a listen, or read it on his blog.

AAR: Chuck Haggard Practical Revolvers Class

Early this year I wrote that my goal was to attend at least two professional training sessions by year’s end. After attending Competition Handgun back in May, I am happy to report that I recently completed my two-course goal with Chuck Haggard’s Practical Revolvers. Though this class was only a day long (and was cut short by rain) I was thoroughly impressed.  I also have a request for you guys, so please read all the way to the end.

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The Under-The-Extractor-Star Malfunction

I recently had one of the more obscure revolver malfunctions: the under-the-extractor-star malfunction. It didn’t happen anywhere bad. It wasn’t during a competition, it certainly wasn’t in a gunfight, and it didn’t even inconvenience one of my range sessions. It happened while I was cleaning the grit and gunk from the darling of my collection, my 686-3. Continue reading “The Under-The-Extractor-Star Malfunction”

How To Safely Unload a Double Action Revolver

One of the most celebrated qualities of the double action revolver is its simplicity. The mechanism is easy to understand and operate, and having everything “out there in the open” makes their operation pretty transparent, even for the greenest of newbies. Any instructor who has seen an unfamiliar student get confused by the collection of buttons and levers and switches on the side of a semiauto pistol can appreciate how the revolver’s minimalist nature simplifies teaching the manual of arms.

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