Wednesday, December 19, 2012

How CTD tried to save magazine prices... twice...

Panic buying sets in, magazines are purchased in record numbers;

"Hey, we're running out of supply from distributors, we better up the price to slow down orders and catch up".

"Fuck, they are still buying... better up the price to slow down demand.... hell demand is still rising and these guys are paying that much...?"

"Well, see how high you can go before sales taper, then back off a little, we'll drop the price when more things to sell exist, and people forget how we tried to help them by staunching demand. "

See, CTD just wanted to HELP end the craze. If other retailers would have joined in, it would have put the brakes to panic buying.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Comfort and shooting.

 For some reason, people always seem to think "oh, get what's comfortable and fits right".

They then tend to spread this "common sense" around.

The problem is, in shooting what is comfortable is not always fast, accurate or both.

Here's one example.  When I was in the Marines I did a lot of MOUT/ CQB training.  At the time, the position was almost an old school FBI crouch.  It was not comfortable, and would kill your back.  BUT, it provided a MASSIVELY stable position to move and shoot with.  

Same with hand guns. My big EAA Witness has two grip positions.  Comfortable and natural, or accurate.  Grab it the natural way, and everyone shoots low and left.  Grasp it with the strong hand rotated around the grip just a hair, into a very UN natural feeling position, and it shoots like a damn laser beam kicking out under 2" groups at 25 yards.

A third example is my Olympic small bore rifle, and by extension the traditional offhand position.
ABSURDLY uncomfortable, and literally horrible for your back, but lets you maintain very accurate shots.  In the case of smallbore, shooting rounds through the same hole, and high power, fist size groups rapid fire at 200 yards.

So basically it boils down to find out what works.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The grip angle debate.

I've recently saw two opposing viewpoints on ideal handgun grip angles.

It's been said that some grip angles allow different guns to point "naturally" for people.  Some angles point low on some guns, some high.

Others say it doesn't matter.

The TRUTH (because using that word adds a sense of importance to my opinion) is that there is no natural angle a handgun rests in your hand that you don't create yourself through training.  What "feels" right is muscle memory and can be changed.  That's why I can go from sucking at IDPA with a 1911, to sucking at IDPA with a revolver, I have the amazing ability to understand the importance of muscle memory, and that through repetition no matter what I shoot with will eventually always "point right".