Get an exclusive first look at the S&W M&P22 Compact in GunUp the Magazine


You’ve probably heard about Smith & Wesson’s new M&P22 Compact by now. It’s kind of like an M&P Shield in .22 LR, and that’s pretty awesome to me. I had an opportunity to get some good trigger time with one, which turned into the first published review of the M&P22 Compact. You can read about it the latest edition of GunUp the Magazine, available first for iPad, iPhone, and Android.

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2013 IDPA Nationals Stage 7

As I prepare for the 2014 IDPA Nationals, a big part of that is reviewing previous stages from previous matches. Here’s stage 7 from last year’s Nationals:

That was actually a pretty good run for me, I finished 4th overall on the stage. This stage, like many in IDPA, puts a heavy premium on accuracy. With only 12 shots, a single down -1 hit can have a dramatic affect on your stage time. I shot the stage in a raw time of 16.64, but dropped three points for a final stage time of 18.14. The shooters who beat me on this stage dropped 1 point. I gave it away by not pushing for more accuracy on a stage where most of the shots were pretty easy.