Feb
21

Open. Flatter?

This is the fifth post in the “flat” series. You might find it useful to check out the previous articles before you dig into this one!

Open division guns add one more rather obvious factor into this whole “flat” equation – the ability to redirect gas from the combustion of the gunpowder to help the gun stay flatter during recoil.

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Feb
20

Flatlining Your Gun

This is the fourth article in a series of posts talking about “flat”. If you haven’t read the others, you might want to do that first. Where we left off last time, we learned what properties about the sighting systems on the gun can affect your ability to call shots, and what we can’t do about it – speed up how fast our eyes actually see. If we can’t speed up our eyes, perhaps can we slow down the gun? Or, more properly – slow down the movement of the sights? Ah… now we’re on to something.

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Feb
19

“Flat” and Calling Shots

In the last article in the series, I told you about how the eye picks up images and sees. We’ve been talking about what “flat” really means in terms of shooting – how we perceive “flat” when we shoot a handgun, what we’re actually seeing, and what shooting a gun that we perceive as “flat” really does for us. So far, we’ve defined flat, and we’ve talked about how the eyes see. If you haven’t read those articles, you might want to start there before getting into the stuff in this one. So, then, one of sthe important questions we’ve been driving at: can we accurately see the sights lift from exactly the point where the gun went off? That is, can we really call shots accurately?

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Feb
13

How the Eyes See

Any discussion of “flat” is incomplete and uninformed without an understanding of how the eyes actually see. I’m not talking about “we see at 30 frames per second” or anything quite as simple as that. I’m talking about understanding how shot calling really works, and how that affects not only what we perceive as “flat” (both from behind the gun, and while observing someone shoot) as well as understanding how best to leverage those effects in our gun setup choices.

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Feb
05

In case you were wondering, CrossFit works….

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Feb
05

The M&P Project: Dawson Charger Sights

Most factory pistols come with the cheapest, most horrible sights you could possible imagine. The M&P is better, in this regard, including a set of steel, 3-dot style sights. But, we can do better than that!

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Jan
31

Toolbox – Plano 3740

Just exactly how to carry small tools and parts in my shooting bag has challenged me for quite a while – especially since I started using a general purpose backpack, rather than a shooting specific bag. When my original solution broke, I had to dig up a new one. Here’s what I ended up with…

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Jan
30

Dynamic First Aid – Lone Star Medics

It’s been a looooooong time since I’ve had any formal training in first aid. Probably 25 years? Think: Boy Scout First Aid merit badge. Knowing that a lot has changed in the medical community, and in my personal needs, I knew that it was time for some skill updates. When KR Training scheduled Lone Star Medic’s Dynamic First Aid course, I jumped on it!

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Jan
27

Don’t Be “That Guy”!

Here’s a good one from KR Training’s Karl Rehn on tuning up your gun handling… I’ll bet you’ve seen a lot of these – maybe been guilty of a few… Hopefully, not any more!

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Jan
26

The World is Flat

Ok, maybe not. But in competition circles, we talk a lot about guns shooting “flat”. What do we mean by that?

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