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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Kettlefoot IDPA Pistol Match September 2009

I believe this is where the 2010 Virginia IDPA state match is being held?!?!? Beautiful range!I am truly impressed! I may have to fly back from the land of commies for the '10 match!

Andy






037 The Revolver Roundtable



Tuesday, September 22, 2009

IDPA vs USPSA



What is the big deal with IDPA/USPSA folks hating one another? I've heard it from both sides and I don't understand?

Andy

IDPA Drills

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Rivanna classifier scores




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September classifier

September 19, 2009
Full Results  -   All Participants

Numbers in (parenthesis) are target points down
Place  Name    Match Score  Stage 1  Stage 2  Stage 3  Previous Classification
CDP    Expert
1 Hall, John 105.39 (40) 34.35(15) 24.41(5) 46.63(20)  
CDP    Sharpshooter
1 Gibson, Carlos 123.32 (50) 33.34(8) 34.88(16) 55.10(26)  
2 Hughes, Bill 123.40 (46) 35.57(7) 34.54(16) 53.29(23)  
3 McHaffa, Richard 144.91 (28) 39.21(0) 38.59(5) 67.11(23)  
4 Schullery, Dave 145.99 (81) 42.64(18) 36.92(22) 66.43(41)  
5 Perkins, Dave  (reentry) 122.73 (27) 36.59(2) 29.40(4) 56.74(21)  
6 Fletcher, Richard  (reentry) 136.77 (43) 44.20(11) 35.09(6) 57.48(26)  
CDP    Marksman
1 Sandifer, Daniel 161.25 (96) 50.90(27) 36.94(19) 73.41(50)   Previously - Unclassified
2 Terwilliger, Frank 174.16 (94) 48.66(19) 45.89(22) 79.61(53)  
3 Kullman, Eric 182.13 (55) 59.14(5) 40.13(13) 82.86(37)   Previously - Unclassified
CDP    Novice
1 Wenger, Lewis  (reentry) 206.50 (80) 66.60(18) 51.43(13) 88.47(49)  
ESP    Expert
1 White, Dave 114.41 (42) 37.47(17) 26.59(3) 50.35(22)  
2 White, T 123.79 (36) 33.70(6) 31.12(7) 58.97(23)  
3 Rogers, Tony  (reentry) 124.39 (36) 37.23(11) 33.83(8) 53.33(17)  
ESP    Sharpshooter
1 Rogers, Meg 128.60 (49) 39.91(15) 36.46(19) 52.23(15)  
2 Crouch, Steven 134.72 (71) 44.55(26) 30.52(10) 59.65(35)   Previously - Marksman
3 Fletcher, Richard 135.34 (20) 39.91(2) 38.82(5) 56.61(13)  
4 Baker, Richard 164.72 (43) 48.00(8) 39.53(19) 77.19(16)  
5 Hughes, Bill  (reentry) 113.29 (36) 36.98(10) 27.48(8) 48.83(18)   Previously - Unclassified
ESP    Marksman
1 Peterson, Chris 162.93 (94) 59.80(47) 42.22(20) 60.91(27)   Previously - Unclassified
2 Murrell, John 164.17 (54) 43.70(11) 38.25(9) 82.22(34)   Previously - Unclassified
3 Baker, Lance 180.18 (76) 50.35(11) 42.60(10) 87.23(55)   Previously - Unclassified
SSP    Expert
1 Sebastian, Adam 111.74 (46) 31.84(11) 27.99(9) 51.91(26)  
2 Perkins, Dave 128.02 (29) 38.59(6) 31.88(3) 57.55(20)  
SSP    Sharpshooter
1 Berry, Chip 150.55 (67) 42.40(8) 40.38(20) 67.77(39)   Previously - Marksman
2 Willis, Thomas 164.79 (80) 46.98(15) 41.43(15) 76.38(50)  
3 Fox, Steve 172.58 (57) 44.55(12) 39.02(4) 89.01(41)  
4 Troxell, Bob 173.31 (42) 54.44(5) 38.69(8) 80.18(29)  
5 Sepe, Don 181.52 (96) 60.60(27) 45.11(24) 75.81(45)  
6 Germane, Nick 185.13(134) 53.84(37) 45.74(28) 85.55(69)  
SSP    Marksman
1 Dessent, Bill 156.75 (39) 43.86(1) 44.89(10) 68.00(28)   Previously - Unclassified
2 Williams, Guy 183.31(102) 60.13(29) 44.60(19) 78.58(54)   Previously - Unclassified
3 Sepe, Marie 187.75 (49) 60.86(3) 52.23(16) 74.66(30)  
4 Miller, Gordon 190.41 (46) 53.06(4) 55.66(16) 81.69(26)  
5 Baldwin, Hud 201.87(138) 55.94(18) 45.43(28) 100.50(92)   Previously - Unclassified
SSP    Novice
1 Loyd, Eddie 244.56(196) 65.39(27) 65.86(52) 113.31(117)   Previously - Unclassified
2 Williams, Lois 285.32(231) 93.54(63) 76.43(69) 115.35(99)   Previously - Unclassified
SSP    Unclassified
1 Dyson, Jim 185.21(131) 64.91(50) 39.76(21) 80.54(60)  
2 Berry, Carter 190.88(104) 55.03(24) 56.32(36) 79.53(44)  
ESR    Sharpshooter
1 Perkins, Dave  (reentry) 140.42 (29) 44.09(3) 37.73(12) 58.60(14)  
2 Rogers, Tony  (reentry) 141.34 (39) 45.52(12) 35.18(5) 60.64(22)  
ESR    Marksman
1 Wenger, Lewis 177.93 (79) 51.81(20) 46.10(19) 80.02(40)  
SSR    Sharpshooter
1 Rogers, Tony 133.34 (31) 35.38(0) 32.81(3) 65.15(28)  
SSR    Marksman
1 McHaffa, Richard  (reentry) 188.33 (16) 56.46(0) 50.82(3) 81.05(13)  
SSR    Novice
1 Bossi, Bob 248.48(113) 84.21(25) 66.55(28) 97.72(60)  

Self defense shooting incident at Golden Food Market





Monday, September 14, 2009

036 THE STORY BEHIND A STORY

Very good view from a different angle. Also interesting facts on an attempt to murder Gaston Glock! Who knew!

Andy


Thursday, September 10, 2009

9/11 Tribute



Number of 9/11 Deaths
At least 2,985 people died in the September 11, 2001, attacks, including:


•19 terrorists
•2,966 victims [2,998 as of Spring 2009]

All but 13 people died on that day. The remaining 13 later died of their wounds. One person has died since the attacks, of lung cancer. It is suspected to have been caused by all the debris from the Twin Towers.


There were 266 people on the four planes:


•American Airlines Flight 11 (crashed into the WTC): 92 (including five terrorists)
•United Airlines Flight 175 (crashed into the WTC): 65 (including five terrorists)
•American Airlines Flight 77 (crashed into the Pentagon): 64 (including five terrorists)
•United Flight 93 (downed in Shanksville, PA): 45 (including four terrorists)

There were 2,595 people in the World Trade Center and near it, including:


•343 NYFD firefighters and paramedics
•23 NYPD police officers
•37 Port Authority police officers
•1,402 people in Tower 1
•614 people in Tower 2
•658 people at one company, Cantor Fitzgerald
•1,762 New York residents
•674 New Jersey residents

•1 NYFD firefighter killed by a man jumping off the top floors of the Twin Towers

There were 125 civilians and military personnel at the Pentagon.

1,609 people lost a spouse or partner on 9/11. More than 3,051 children lost parents.


While it was mostly Americans who were killed in this horrific attack, there were also 327 foreign nationals. Here is the breakdown, according to country:

Argentina: 4
Australia: 11
Bangladesh: 6
Belarus: 1
Belgium: 1
Bermuda: 1
Brazil: 3
Canada: 27
Chile: 2
China: 4
Cote d'Ivoire: 1
Colombia: 17
Democratic Republic of the Congo: 2
Dominican Republic: 1
El Salvador: 1
Ecuador: 3
France: 1
Germany: 11
Ghana: 2
Guyana: 3
Haiti: 2
Honduras: 1
India: 1
Indonesia: 1
Ireland: 6
Israel: 5
Italy: 4
Jamaica: 16
Japan: 26
Jordan: 2
Lebanon: 3
Lithuania: 1
Malaysia: 7
Mexico: 16
Moldova: 1
Netherlands: 1
New Zealand: 2
Nigeria: 1
Panama: 2
Peru: 5
Philippines: 16
Portugal: 3
Poland: 1
Russia: 1
South Africa: 2
South Korea: 28
Spain: 1
Sweden: 1
Taiwan: 1
Ukraine: 1
Uzbekistan: 1
United Kingdom: 67
Venezuela: 1

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

Guns......and Ammo..........

While waiting in Richmond International Airport for my wife to fly in from the land o' commies ( and praying I wasn't going to be sick) I decided to buy the latest inssue of Guns and ammo. I found it ( the only gun rag they had, but I understand) just below the Hustler, Playboy, and Penthouse magazines! I have nothing against naked women but come on!!!!!

:(
Andy

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Concealed Carry Options CCW

The REAL Weaver Shooting Stance

Washington State IDPA Championships 2009 Aristotle B

I really liked this video! Seemed to be a very well put together match with some amazing COFs! A good shooter with great gun handling skills, only bad habit it the tapping of the mag on every reload!

Very nice!

Andy

Arkansas State 2009 IDPA Championship

What do you think of these courses of fire?

Andy


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Saturday, July 25, 2009

News Reports/ Basis for July Cavalier IDPA match

Tuscon, Arizona

From KOLD of February 29, 2008
Tucson Homeowner Kills Intruder

A deadly shootout between burglars and a homeowner took place Thursday night just after nine on Tucson's east side, near I-10 and Wilmot Road.

Police say three men busted into a home in a quiet new neighborhood. They then shot the homeowner in the arm; the homeowner returned fire and hit one of the burglars, who later died at a hospital. According to Tucson police, when they arrived the 29 year-old home owner and his two year old daughter had taken refuge in a bathroom. The home owner suffered minor injuries, and the little girl was not hurt.

Police are looking for two suspects, but have not released a description. Investigators said they do not know what the relationship is between the home owner and the suspects.


Wine Country, California

From Temecula’s The Californian of July 30, 2007
Pit bull killed by Wine Country resident

The task should have been prosaic for Frank Canson: Walk down the sloping driveway, open the 42-inch-high gate and grab the Sunday newspaper.

Instead, a ferocious pit bull that neighbors say has wrought havoc in this community of estate homes lurked at the gate, Canson said.

He soon shot it dead.

As Canson approached the gate Sunday morning, the 40- to 45-pound pit bull jumped up against it, snarling at him, the former San Diego police officer said, but the animal didn't get over the gate onto his side.

Canson, 59, said he slowly backed up the driveway before reaching his house, where he got his 9mm semiautomatic handgun. He returned to the gate, this time with the gun, but the pit bull ---- and two accompanying dogs ---- had vanished.

Or so Canson thought.

He opened the gate, only to find the newspaper shredded, its pieces strewn across Meng Asbury Road, he said. He knelt on the dirt road, placed the gun down and began picking up the pieces ---- when the pit bull and its companions returned.

Canson said the pit bull was within 20 feet of him when he began firing his weapon. The second or third bullet, Canson believes, struck the dog, who was maimed and struggling.

"It yelped, and I could see it limping," he said.

The pit bull limped to his neighbor's property, where Canson shot it dead.

"It was down, and obviously suffering. It was the appropriate thing to do," said Canson, who, along with his wife, has four dogs.

Remarkably, the owner of that adjacent property ---- Ralph Fonseca, 48 ---- said he slept through the presumably earsplitting incident, in which Canson said he fired 15 rounds.

Sheriff's deputies responded and decided not to cite Canson, said Investigator Jerry Franchville.

"You can't just (shoot a dog) for sport," Franchville said. "But if you feel like you're in danger, you have to defend yourself."

The dog's owner couldn't be reached for comment Monday.

Residents said Canson's encounter was the latest in a string of incidents involving the dogs along Meng Asbury and Monte de Oro.

Sunday wasn't the first time county officials had visited the neighborhood.

Fonseca's 19-year-old daughter, Vanessa, had tried to calm the pit bull when it approached her and her friend recently, but it only got more vicious, she said.

Canson's wife, Kelli, had complained to county Animal Control in the weeks before Sunday's incident, alleging the pit bull and friends had threatened her.

"It's been weeks that we've been menaced," she said. "We felt imprisoned on our property."

A neighbor warned Animal Control he and others would arm themselves if the dog returned, Kelli Canson said.

The department fielded three phone calls before Sunday, said Rita Gutierrez, Animal Control's field services commander.

An investigator for the department believes the owners of the dogs were abiding by her instruction to secure them on the property, Gutierrez said. The investigator asked that the dogs be tied up, she added.

Yet, observers Monday afternoon saw the two remaining dogs roaming the streets, lurking near the Cansons' and Fonsecas' properties.

"They gotta do something, get them tied up," Ralph Fonseca said.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Torture Todd................


I believe!




Gun Safety........it's really common sense

Please don't let anyone shoot something you know will hurt them (scoped rifle, large caliber). Please wear eye and ear protection! Do not come to the shooting range wearing a bikini.... brass it hot and stuff tends to come back and hit you! Don't point a firearm at anything you don't want to kill!

Good Lord!

Andy

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A Larry Production......

What gun are you shooting Larry? Ok somebody get me some good IDPA videos..... I won't be taking any for awhile.......


Andy


Jimbo!!! In Q8

Looking good Jim!!!!! Glad you found a safe place to shoot!

A


Proarms Podcast.... very interesting interview

The Proarms crew interviews Keith Jones, a veteran Police officer as well as a military combat veteran ( survivor of 5 armed confrontations with not very nice people). Mr. Jones has interesting views on Police and Civilian use of handguns. Very informative, down to Earth and it makes a lot of sense!


Andy


Sunday, July 5, 2009

Criminals for Gun Control



Penn and Teller B%LLSH#T

Don't kill a dream...Save a life!

Guns turned in, no questions asked? The AK 47 that was turned in may have been the weapon that killed Alice-Thomas Norris's daughter. Would you want to know who did it? Too bad they destroyed any evidence and no questions were asked!

Ronnie Preyer (see video one post down) a convicted Sex Offender is shot and killed by a woman he had raped 5 days earlier.... maybe she should have saved his life?

If you are not smart enough to protect your guns maybe you should turn them in!


A



Burglars continue stealing guns in Albany

Burglars continue stealing guns in Albany

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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Woman shoots rapist.......

Course of fire.............

I'm pretty sure I can turn this into a course of fire for IDPA!

Andy


Oh my god you shot him?!?!?!?

Great line from the person answering the 911 call..............

We need more poeple like this young lady!

Amen!


Armed robbery and a jam clearing............

The clerk did a good job but it you watch his hands closely in the video you will see that he had a revolver grip on a semi-automatic pistol (thumbs wrapped around the back of the slide keeping it from moving fully to the rear). This caused his gun to jam and you can see him racking the slide to get back in action.


Andy


Sunday, June 28, 2009

More Video from North Mountain USPSA....

Cavalier in June.......................






I based this stage on this AP News story about a store worker who's police officer son purchased him a .40!








This is the news report on which I based this stage!

Gunman Shot to Death During Home Invasion

A home invasion turns deadly after one of the robbers is shot by the homeowner.
It happened on Moss Landing Drive in Antioch around 1:00 a.m. Dennis Nicholson told detectives that he was confronted by 22 year old Elijah Minnard (pictured left) at the home.
Nicholson says Minnard had a shotgun, and 17 year old Jeremie Thomas (pictured right), had a pistol. Police say the men forced Nicholson inside, and Minnard held Nicholson and 25 year old Lincoya Stephens at gunpoint upstairs while Thomas searched the downstairs area of the home.

Police say Stephens grabbed the shotgun to try and disarm Minnard, but Stephens was hit in the leg by a shotgun blast. Police say Stephens and Nicholson still managed to get the gun away from Minnard. Officers say Stephens then pulled a pistol that was concealed in his waistband and shot and killed Minnard.

Thomas, hearing the gunfire, went to check on Minnard. Stephens opened fire on Thomas, and he fled the house.

At 2:15 a.m., police say Thomas, with gun in hand, jumped in front of a driver on Hamilton Church Road and yelled for her to stop. The driver accelerated as she and her four passengers ducked. Thomas was caught by officers a short time later.

Detectives say Thomas told them he and Minnard went to the home to commit a drug-related robbery. No drugs were found in the residence.

Stephens is hospitalized with a gunshot wound to his leg and has not yet been interviewed by detectives.

The investigation is continuing.

Thomas is charged at Juvenile Court with two counts of aggravated robbery, two counts of unlawful weapon possession, attempted criminal homicide, four counts of aggravated assault, and attempted aggravated robbery.

Thomas is being held in juvenile detention pending a hearing.Gunman Shot to Death During Home Invasion




Saturday, June 27, 2009

Great Self-defense news report.........too bad they took his guns!

Macomb, Illinois

From the Macomb Journal of December 5, 2004
Resident captures intruder

Leonard Gamage is sore today, which is understandable since he spent more than 45 minutes fighting off an intruder late Friday.

Gamage, 87, suffered some bumps and bruises in a pair of fights with the intruder, who is an unidentified 20-year man. Leonard told the Journal he does feel good about still having the ability to defend his home.

"I'm an old soldier," Gamage said. "I was in quite a few scuffles in the Army. I feel like I can still go if I have to."

Gamage said the ordeal started just after 9 p.m. He was watching television at his home, located at 1200th Road, near Macomb, when someone came to his front door. Gamage said he went to the back door since both doors face the patio.

Gamage did not recognize the young man. When he went to open the door, he said the man grabbed the screen door and forced himself inside the house.

"I asked him what he wanted and told him to get out," Gamage said.

The intruder allegedly refused to leave. That is when Gamage and the young man got into their first altercation.

"We started to scuffle right there in the kitchen," Gamage recalled. "I was able to get him outside the house and told him again to get out."

Gamage said he remembered having a pair of rifles in a gun rack inside the house. As he started in that direction, he and the man began to fight again at the back door, in the kitchen/patio area.

"I was finally able to get my hands on one of the guns and hit him in the back with the gun stock," Gamage said. "That's when he looked at me and said 'I'm going to get you."

Gamage said he was thinking that he would hate to kill the young man, but would if he were left with no choice. Gamage then fired a pair of warning shots, one at each foot, but that did not deter the intruder, according to Gamage, who was feeling weak by this point. Gamage was at the hospital a day earlier being treated for a nose bleed.

"I lost a lot of blood the day before and I was weak," Gamage added. "When he said he was still going to get me, I realized this was serious. I shot him in the left foot. It hit him in the arch and he screamed and started jumping around like a chicken with his head cut off."

Gamage said he pointed the rifle at the suspect's stomach and ordered him to freeze while Gamage made a telephone call. Instead of calling 911, Gamage called a neighbor, Tom Friday, and told him he had been attacked.

When he went back the intruder was gone. Gamage said he did not feel comfortable knowing the suspect was out there, so he went into the dark, looking for the young man.

Gamage said he spotted the suspect near the garage, next to the barn. Gamage crept up behind the man and ordered him not to move or he would kill him.

"About that time Tom pulled up," Gamage said. "I think he was shocked because I was holding the intruder at gunpoint."

Seconds later Gamage said multiple police cars, an ambulance and fire rescue units all converged on his home.
The ordeal was finally over. It was about 10:45 p.m.


Ironically, Gamage lost the very rifle that may have saved his life.

"I do not have a gun permit so they had to take my rifles," Gamage said. "The sheriff told me if I get my permit, he would see what he could do to help me get them back.

I never use them, but they have been in the family a long time."

Gamage said the sheriff and other officers told him he "did a hell of a job," defending his property.

"If nothing else I hope this prevents other intruders from breaking into someone's home," Gamage said.

Friday, June 26, 2009

More Robbery and Police Shootouts...........





This last one is exceptionally good!

Robbery Footage.............









030 The New Ruger SR-556



ProArms Podcast #30 talking about the Ruger SR-556. Sounds interesting, Dual piston with and adjustable gas system! A little pricey... the Ruger website says the msrp is just under two grand!

Andy

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Friday, June 19, 2009

Cell Phone and Gun

Looks like a stage to me!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

A Gun For My Wife..........

Another article from officer.com, for those considering a firearm for their better half, or whomever! Just Click on the title to read the article!

Andy

Accuracy- Speed's Important partner...

Another from officer.com , I love that website!

Bill Jordan- "Speed's fine. Accuracy's final."

So what have we learned so far? Move, shoot fast BUT accurate............


Andy

Getting off the X

Here is a fantastic article from a very informative web site Officer.com. Click on the title to view the article. I have also added a RSS feed on the side bar of this blog that will let you see some of the latest feed from officer.com

Enjoy!

Andy

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Black Creeks June Match..............

Thanks to Black Creek for letting us come out and play on a beautiful day! Here are the videos I shot!

Andy



















Monday, June 8, 2009

Black Creek

I'm excited about Black Creek this weekend! As far as I know I will get to shoot it! You going Stuart?


Andy
The newest proarms podcast, a couple of good interviews. One with a rep from federal/CCI ammunition companies talking about the ammo situation ,always interesting!









Also the Browning Hi-Power! Very interesting history!

Enjoy!

Andy