Tactical Pistol Three

I guess it was only a matter of time before I decided to finish up the “Tactical Pistol” series offered by Tactical Firearms Academy (TFA). To be honest, I was purposely putting off taking this last class because all I heard was that the qualifiers were brutal. Yes, there are two qualifiers. If you’ve taken […]

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Are Double Action Triggers Obsolete?

Back in the days when I was growing up, watching Miami Vice and reruns of Starsky and Hutch, SWAT, Hawaii Five-O and other classic TV police shows, I was always amazed as to how the cops would win the majority of their gun fights. Of course, they were the good guys and if you’re the […]

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Competition vs Tactical

As a continuation from the previous article, I tried to keep this article short, but it was a bit difficult to do without specifically addressing certain areas. The overall point that I’m trying to illustrate are the tactics, techniques, and procedures and how one set of TTPs will impact the other. In all fairness, you […]

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The Volkspistole

When Heckler and Koch announced that they were releasing a striker fire pistol back in 2014, I was like “it’s about time!“. After all, the only pistols that I currently have been using were all hammer fired double-action/single-action system. And unlike my former ownership of the XD-S, I was never quite bothered about rushing out […]

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2014 Reloaded

Highlights from year two of my continued education. Lots of painful lessons as well as lots of personal achievements. I can only hope this year will be even better! Happy New Year! Hope to see you folks at a training class or on the range. By the way this is a 14 min video, so […]

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A Dirty Little…

Ever since I got my first HK, I had no idea what a good trigger meant. Since then, I’ve been training exclusively with my 45 thinking that the trigger is pretty good and this is what a normal trigger should feel like. However, when I got my XD-S 45, I really never thought that this […]

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The Legendary MP5

This year has been so far a great experience for my shooting career. I was fortunate enough to spent the last 5 months trying to learn how to manipulate the Heckler and Koch MP5, courtesy of Tactical Firearms Academy. While in reality, I only get the chance to run it once a month during the […]

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The Basics of Fundamentals

It’s funny to sit here and look back on the many classes that I’ve taken since I started learning how to shoot. No matter if it’s with a local instructor or someone recently like with Chris Costa; it seems that every (good) instructor will key in on the fundamentals of marksmanship. Although they all might […]

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Handgun Employment Theory One

I’ve been looking forward to this class for quite some time now and that moment has arrived. It’s like waiting for that U2 concert that is almost a year away, only wishing for that day to get here sooner. As the date was getting close, I remember spending the entire week prepping for Costa Ludus […]

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Hot Shots Multi-Gun

Last night was the first time I decided to venture out to a local Multi-Gun match that was put on by the guys over at Tactical Firearms Academy. Their event was called “HOT SHOTS” – a new multi-gun club. I will admit, I’ve been hesitant on attending when they had originally started the event back […]

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