This is an After Action Report written by Michael, who attended the course! I’ve published it in it’s entirety here with his permission. I’m far too closely tied to this project to offer an objective review of my own. Thanks Mike!
Nov 6-8, 2015
Calgary Shooting Center
Instructor: Lovie Malespin
Facilitator: Edward Osborne –TV PressPass
Zahal: Yoav Dotan
Prologue, Friday Evening.
Continue reading IDF Tavor 1 on 1 After Action Review
This is not an AAR, or a review: I was intimately involved in making this course, not the guy taking it!
But it was a hell of a lot of fun, and I’m going to write about it anyways. This course was a long time coming, and it was immensely rewarding to finally see it come together.
Continue reading Running My First Carbine Course: Zahal, The Tavor, and IDF Instructor Lovie
Only a week or so after the actual event! The April 25th WRAS 3-Gun match in Spruce Grove was a solid shoot. Despite ominous forecasts and a few horror stories from the road, we seemed to be in the eye of the storm all day Saturday. No rain, no snow, only a little wind and chill. Lets run through the stages… Continue reading WRAS 3-Gun AAR from April 25: Running the Horseshoe
Wild Rose Action Shooters’ first 3-Gun of the season was a 5 stage event at Spruce Grove range just west of Edmonton. On the drive up I was worrying about the ground being a Passchendale-grade mess, and while there were a few mucky spots during resets, the course itself was dry and solid.
I had an interesting shoot with my MKA 1919 suffering a critical failure after two trigger pulls. (Critical, not catastrophic, more on that later.)
There were some nice “shooters choice” opportunities at this event. Nothing bugs me like a 3-Gun stage that’s written like a theater director reading a script. Here there was some looseness in the stages that boiled down to “These are your targets, where your feet can be, and what gun you need to shoot them with. How you get from A to B is up to you.”
Continue reading First 3-Gun of 2015! WRAS March 28th AAR
The basics: it was fun. Great fun!
You can find my first timer’s report over on The Firearm Blog, but I thought I’d share a few extra thoughts here and some of the amazing photos snapped by the Crimson Trace team.
Continue reading Crimson Trace Midnight 3 Gun After Action Report
I’m back! And finally decompressing from the amazing 3 Gun shoot that is the MGM Ironman. This was my first year at Ironman, and my second officiated 3 Gun shoot.
The short of it:
I’ve never run my guns so hard, experienced so much shooting stress, or had so much fun.
I find first person clips of entire stages are pretty boring if you’re not the guy who shot them, but here’s a highlight reel of some of the best moments from MGM Ironman 2014!
Continue reading MGM Ironman 2014 AAR: I Didn’t Die!