The Case for 15 Round Production

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When Production Division was created in the year 2000, it was explicitly a division for mostly stock guns. Following the rise of concealed carry in the 1980s, IDPA had splintered off in 1996, driven both by a wish for a sport with fewer race guns, and more focused on concealment and tactics. Meanwhile, the discussion in the US and internationally had finally come to a head and the need for a “stock gun” division was undeniable. Of course, that was also 6 years into the 10 year term of the US’s national Assault Weapons Ban, which among other things prohibited … Read More

#28: Production 15

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This week on the podcast, I talk about the August 2018 Sir Walter match that I shot last weekend, what I thought of the stages and how I thought I did. I also give a recap of my time shooting 15-round Production (registering Limited minor) in USPSA to ramp up to IPSC Nationals.

#26: IPSC Nationals, Part 2

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This week on the podcast, I talk about US IPSC Nationals, why I am interested in shooting it, some interesting aspects of the IPSC stage breakdown, and give some thoughts on the similarity of Production and Standard under IPSC rules.

#25: IPSC Nationals 2018

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This week on the podcast, I talk about how shooting the 2018 IPSC US Nationals went, the lessons I learned, and coming out of it, how I’m approaching training for the rest of the season.

#21: Q&A

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This week on the podcast, I answer listener questions about Production 15, IPSC stage design, where to look when you’re moving, and how to deal with the pressure to do well at major matches.

#20: IPSC Nationals Prep

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This week on the podcast, I talk about switching my gear over to prepare for IPSC Nationals, shooting Production 15 in club matches, and what I’m focusing on training leading up to the match.

#2: IPSC Nationals

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Short Course Podcast-002-IPSC Nationals

On this episode of Short Course, I talk about shooting IPSC Nationals in 2017: why I wanted to go, some of the changes I had to make to prepare for it, and the experience of shooting. I talk about an interesting experience at the equipment check, and a shooter using video evidence to get a controversial call overturned, which IPSC allows. If you want to get future episodes automatically, subscribe to the podcast feed.

Thoughts on IPSC Nationals 2017

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2017 US IPSC Nationals - Universal Shooting Academy - Frostproof, FL - Berry Shooting

Two weeks ago, I shot the 2017 US IPSC Nationals the biggest (and only) match in the US under IPSC rules, the international version of USPSA. The rules of the two are mostly the same, but the small variations can make key differences. For example, the IPSC rules about walking the stages the day before you actually shoot the match are the same, but are enforced differently. Where the US defaults to allowing competitors to walk stages any time the range is open and there’s not a squad on the stage, IPSC goes the other way: competitors are not allowed … Read More