Up the Ante

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When it comes to performing, do you get that quivering sensation in your knees, butterflies in your stomach, or even worse yet, the urge to throw up? Have you ever had to shoot a stage first—worse yet, unprepared and without a solid plan? In order to feel more comfortable in situations where you need to perform—in sport or even at …

Intestinal Fortitude

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Sometimes, it’s tough to wake up on a lazy day.  How much more on a 4 day Easter long weekend? You gotta love it when you wake up just a few moments before your alarm goes off.  It is at this point where you either get up, or you curl up into a little ball and anticipate the buzzer or …

6 New Family Members

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It wasn’t the most beautiful of weekends, but I can say it was a beautiful sight—and noise—to teach and watch the transformation of each of my students to become IPSC Black Badge qualified shooters. It is that moment of light and sparkle that I see in my students’ eyes; and, the proud smile of “I can do it!” as they …

10,000 Hours

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You’ve heard the expression, “practice makes perfect.” Albeit, this is pretty much true, if we take the statement one step further and realize practice makes permanent, we’re one step closer to identifying the need for perfect practice. Like most fine motor skills, if you don’t do it—or use it—you’ll lose it! So, how do we ensure we don’t lose it? …

Yes, dry fire practice actually helps!

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For the non-believers, just give it a try! 😉 In Edmonton—and surrounding areas—the weather is kinda Delta–Mike 4 to 5 months out of the year…so, we either decide to take up other hobbies during the winter, or we shoot indoors. Shooting indoors is good; however, there is the risks of lead poisoning—through clothing, hand to mouth, and inhalation.  Please take …

Cleaning and Prepping

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It’s that time of the year!  In fact, some would say that I’m way behind!  I’ve just picked up my projectiles, stocked up on primers and powder and the tumbler is in full gear cleaning some brass. Before I hit the range, I’ll be going through all my equipment to make sure it’s in tip-top shape.  I’m cleaning my pistol—down …