TXDPSA Weekend

I can’t remember the last time I was up at 5:00 AM on a Saturday morning before last Saturday. I ended up driving all over but I went to the Texas XD Pistol Shooter’s Association match. The match was originally suppose to be outdoors at the Impact Zone. And I arrived their the requisite early time, but because of weather we ended up moving to an indoor range back in Houston. So I spent probably 2 hours on the road just trying to get there.

The event is a monthly one focused on shooting the Springfield Armory XD under the USPSA rules. I didn’t ever really understand how the scoring worked, but appearantly my FrontSight training paid off because I did pretty well. According to the results of the February match I finished fourth.

I didn’t think I’d done all that well. I was eliminated in the shoot off one-on-one competition among the new shooters in the first round. And some of those guys were so fast and accurate.

I do have to point out that the one course of fire I shot badly there were special circumstances. I shot most everything with my wife’s XD subcompact, but I went because I wanted to try an XD 45 and see if I was just as accurate with it. So I switched on of the COFs with another shooter. The problem was my magazine holder wouldn’t hold the 45 magazines. So I had to put one of the magazines in a back pocket. When I switched magazines, I couldn’t find the other one for a second or two. Other than that I couldn’t tell a difference shooting the full sized 45.

Still I’m proud of myself for doing so well.

What Happens After the Gun Fight

I’ve blogged about how to shoot welland what mental preparations you need for a gun fight. Now we need to think about what happens after the fight. There are three main parts I’ll discuss: what happens in your head, what happens when the cops get there, and what happens in the courts.

This discussion is based on a lecture given at the Front Sight during the 4 Day Defensive Handgun course. It comes from my notes and their hand outs filtered through my memory. Their handout gives credit to Massad Ayoob for contributing.

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Moral and Ethical Decisions on the Use of Deadly Force

You have to decide ahead of time when you are going to react with deadly force. There are legal constraints the dictate when you should use your weapon, but it is the moral and ethical decisions that will actually determine when you do.

These are my reflections on the lecture I heard at Front Sight. If you carry a firearm, this article describes the things you must think about today.
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Valentine’s Day Text Message

My wife sent me this funny text message yesterday and I thought I’d share it. My wife isn’t the e1it3 speaker, but she knows how to shorten those messages.

I wanted 2 send u something amazing, sexy, and fine for Valentines Day, but the mailman told me 2 get my ass out of the mailbox.