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Theory LoopAs a firearms instructor, theories get tested on an almost daily basis.  One particular theory that was tested at my place of work was the effects of sight alignment on effective target engagement.  Those of us involved, tested shooting a firearm at different angles, with a conventional grip, and even upside down.  We concluded that regardless how you manipulate the weapon, as long as you maintain that quality sight alignment you are going to hit the target relatively close to where you were aiming.

Sight AlignmentThe type of research method we used was correlational research to gain the answers to the questions we were seeking. We looked at the what information we were tying to gather and added things such as different grips, different positions, differing types of trigger manipulation all while keeping the one constant, sight alignment.  Being able to add or take away different factors while keeping the constant, allowed us to test the theory.  The way we went about getting the answers to our questions are very similar to how a psychologist goes about getting their answers.  If someone is doing research about a specific thought or idea, one of the best ways to get an answer is to add outside or different stimuli to the research subject or topic and see the effect it has on the subject matter.  Seeing the change or lack there of, in the subject, will help you to fully understand your theory.

Sight PictureUnder the circumstances, I think the way we went about testing our theory was a success.  The one thing that I would consider adding to the research is a wider research study base.  We used shooters of similar backgrounds and abilities.  I would expand that out to a larger scale of the shooting community.  I would get more data from novice to expert shooters for a better representation of the bigger picture as a whole.

 

 

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USPSAI had the pleasure of shooting in the 2013 USPSA Iowa Sectionals.  The crew ran an awesome match!  It was an honor to shoot there and I am already looking forward to 2014!  Here is a break down of the 8 stage match.  I had my flaws, but I ran well.  I finished 9th overall in the production division (out of 33 competitors).  Not a bad run!

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USPSA

 

Here is a little bit of what I try to do on my spare time (when I can find it).  This is a local league I shoot in, at Minnetonka Game and Fish!  Here in Minnesota you have to get your time in when you can… Our season is a short one!

 

 

 

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BillsREGFor those of you that are familiar with the shooter show that Bills Gun Shop and Range puts on every year, you know that due to the state of the industry, they had to scale back a bit this year.  BUT fear NOT!  They are having a Grand Opening Gala in their new Hudson, WI location.  Check out their website and the info HERE

Bills Grand Opening

Bills Grand Opening

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N.U.G.U.N. - New User of GUNs Blog

John McClane’s mythical plastic gun has finally arrived. Defense Distributed has test a 99% plastic firearm. The firing pin being the exception; and for that they utilized a nail from a hardware store.

Please note, before you get up in arms, today’s X-ray machines and scanners will detect a plastic gun. That is because such scanners detect hardness, and plastic is still fairly hard/dense.  While a detector which only detects metal may not succeed in detection of such a firearm.

One does have to love how the media describes the founder of Defense Distribute: “Wilson, a law student at the University of Texas and a radical libertarian and anarchist”.

Mr. Wilson chose to name this first generation Wiki Weapon the “Liberator”, a tip of the hat to a cheap WWII one-shot firearm that was made by the Allies and dropped in enemy territory to aid insurgents.

Right now, the design is…

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Training

I would like to reach out to my readers. 2013 is almost half over, and would like to know what training you have taken, or what you are planning on taking. Pistol? Rifle? Shotgun? All of the above?

What are your plans for training?

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