#114: (Re)introduction

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, I give a brief overview of my time in competitive shooting since shooting my first match in 2009, and shooting my first USPSA match in 2013. To subscribe to the podcast, search “Short Course” in your podcast app, or add https://berryshooting.com/short-course.xml by URL.

#83: Why Practical Shooting Matters

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, I talk about five different ways that practical shooting can, does, and should play a larger role in society, and why it’s important to not lose sight of that as we talk about the nitty gritty of changing the organization.

#71: Saying Nice Things About IDPA

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, I say nice things about IDPA and discuss some things that I think they get right: things like simpler rules, more social culture, better range commands, and banning memory stages.

#36: Single Stack

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, I talk about my strange, sporadic schedule of shooting Single Stack over the course of three years, what I learned from it, and why I eventually gave it up.

#35: Changing Guns

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, on the two year anniversary of switching to shoot a Tanfoglio, I look back on the different Production guns I’ve shot over my career and talk about what I learned from each one, and what I like about what I have now.

#13: Origin Story

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on the podcast, I talk about shooting my first match, and my early shooting career in IDPA, including my initial novice classification. I talk about how I made the jump to USPSA (initial classification C), and the class I took that connected all the dots and put me on the path to today.

#8: The Value of Outlaw Matches

Ben BerryPodcast

This week on Short Course, I give some thoughts about pistol matches using rules other than USPSA, and why that’s a good thing. I talk about why it’s good for the hobby of practical shooting and good as a competitor to have a variety of matches that aren’t all exactly the same.

Changing Direction

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Ben Stoeger Practical Shooting Fundamentals Class - Oxford, NC

One of the things that I’ve been thinking about since making GM is the past, or particularly, my past. I shot my first match 8 years ago, an indoor IDPA match with a borrowed 1911. I originally classified as SSP Novice. I joined USPSA four years ago, and initially classified as Production C. What’s interesting is that none of those really matter. How bad I was to start doesn’t really matter. That I started in IDPA doesn’t really matter. My past only matters insofar as it gives me knowledge and experience to help me make decisions today. But I don’t … Read More