How I built a VTAC shooting barricade

Viking Tactics came up with this great barricade to shoot through and around quite some time back, and I finally took the time to build one for my own range.  It took me about 4 hours to make a pair, and I’m not an accomplished carpenter, by any stretch of the imagination.  It’s pretty simple once you get going, here’s how I did it. Read more

How to holster your pistol, should you look or not?

Due to some people having negligent discharges, Larry Vickers of Vicker’s Tactical has banned AIWB from his classes.  On a personal level I think it’s something to be improved, rather than banned, but his logic makes perfect sense from the perspective of running classes with students of unknown skill levels.    There is always a danger when holstering a loaded pistol and appendix carry has higher risks than the other positions.

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That’s what led to this discussion about the proper technique of holstering.  Look at your holster while you do it, or not?  Avoid pistols without external safeties and stick with long, heavy trigger pulls?  Read more

How important is a pistol’s grip angle to it’s ergonomics?

What is the best grip angle for a pistol?  Is it different for every person, or does it even matter?  Some claim that you should use a pistol that matches your natural point of aim and that it is different for everyone, others say that it is a learned skill.

Let’s look at the grip angles of several different pistols.  Read more