Shooting oblique

A large part of getting a shot accurately unto a target is getting the stance and presentation right. This is indisputable. However, there are times when stance and presentation must be sacrificed in the name of speed, as in shooting while moving, and shooting behind low and irregularly shaped cover. Read more…

At stake

THE election period has formally begun and it will be five months till local shooting events resume. Gun club members will wait for June, excitement growing with each passing month. For gun club management, each passing month means getting deeper into the red. No matches mean no range or match Read more…

A rough start

WITH this piece, I hope for the start of regularity; that there will be no more missed deadlines for this gun-loving pen-packer. I am afraid, however, that this is going to be tough to keep. The year of the Water Snake is also an election year and, therefore, a Comelec Read more…

Crisis in Quirino

LIKE most people, I was practically glued to the television set Monday night, watching with growing interest, deep concern and, eventually, horror and frustration, the event that unfolded at the Quirino Grandstand. Global media captured how the Manila’s police assaulted the bus and how they, after an hour of embarrassing Read more…

Of judges and journalists

AT THE first sound of gunfire, Mac instantaneously hugged the ground, crawled for cover and, fighting to get his breathing even, assessed how best to get out alive. Death was not an option. Updates on President Benigno Aquino III’s presidency Then, after determining that fighting was his best, if not Read more…

Eyes on Front Sight

AFTER a relatively long hiatus, the shooting community’s southern connection, Front Sight Gun club, is back in the circuit and, hopefully, for good. With the support of the Minglanilla municipal government and other sponsors, the club hosted a two-day practical shooting match—featuring five very original and immensely challenging course designs Read more…