You are a Better Shooter Than You Think- Here is Why

improvementDo you ever feel like you are never getting any better? You work and train and maybe have a set back or two but still feel like you are right where you were a day, week, month or even year ago? Well, I am here to tell you that your wrong. I know we might not have met and you may think I’m daft, but you are wrong. Your shooting is improving and I will tell you why.

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Gladiator Holster Review

Gladiator ReviewOne of the perks of my job as Sales and Marketing Manager for Comp-Tac is that I get to test out and wear all the holsters. It is helpful to know what are the pluses and minuses of holsters when speaking with customers and looking at what new products we can design. The Gladiator Holster is an Hybrid OWB holster that offers a lot of great features, but with most things you don’t get something great without giving something up. I give it 4 stars- find out why.

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5 Reloading Tips for the Off Season

Now that the off season is here we are all taking a little break from the travel to spend time with family and catch up on old projects. But, as is the case with most shooters the off season brings its own set of training and prep. For me it is loading ammo. I try to get a head start in next year. Here are 5 things I do to make it a little easier.
 1) Always leave the loading machine fully stocked and ready. There is nothing as frustrating as sneaking away to load a few to find no clean brass, no bullets and not a single primer tube loaded. If you leave it set up and ready you’ll be happier and more productive.

2) One Shot Brass Lubricant. Call me a sissy if you want but everyone I have had try this doesn’t look back.

3) Weight the primer follower. I have found that for me the primer stick needs a little extra weight, but this is a personal suggestion, please follow the directions of your loading machine.

4) Use a mirror to see the powder. I am short enough I can’t see down into the case. A mirror helps me to see if there is powder in the case.

5) Use an Ice Scoop to get more brass and bullets. It makes it a lot easier to grab and pour into the hopper.
 Have a great off season and enjoy all those projects!

Match Notes in My Shooting Book

 I love airplanes! It is one o the few places in my life where I am forced to sit quietly with no interruptions and I can work on anything I want without feeling guilty I should be doing something else.
 When flying back from matches I have the opportunity to sit down and make notes in my shooting book.
 My shooting book is nothing special. It is an old day planner that zips closed and will fit easily in my carry on and shooting bag. My book is where I try to keep all the information on shooting. I keep a record of my round count, when I maintenance gun parts, my chrono log and even my ammunition load data.
 I also keep my mental game straight in my book. This is the place where I write down when I practice and what I work on. I make reminders on what skills I can improve upon and what I am doing well. This is where I can pep talk and improve my self image.
 Now that the Production Nationals are over here are a few notes I have for myself:
 1- Great job shooting strong on the first stage of the first day.
 2- PASA Park has new steel, make sure to practice hard cover steel shots when traveling to PASA again.
 3- The KT tape worked great, trust yourself when running through long field courses.
 4- When practicing at home: work on low targets through a port. Is it better to stick arms all the way through or go one handed?
 5- The cheese and fruit snacks worked well at keeping you full and energized.
 These notes are great to have when I start looking at what to work on for e next match.
 Consider keeping a shooting book either by with an book or on your phone. It can help you remember all those important lessons we learn! Stay safe and shoot straight!