The FAST Drill: Beretta 92

I recently completed one of the toughest shooting challenges out there: winning a FAST Coin. To win a FAST Coin you have to shoot the FAST Test twice under 5.00 seconds in a class hosted by Ernest Langdon. There’s a long history with me and the FAST, so to get it finally accomplished feels amazing. In the video above is one of my practice sessions where I worked on the drill itself. I was using the gun I’d conquer the test with, a Beretta 92FS out of a Safariland SLS holster.

Real world carry guns: The Beretta Cheetah

Okay look, I know it’s not super tactical or anything, but I love my Beretta 84 (Cheetah) so hard. It’s just so much fun to shoot, and to be honest a 13 shot .380 isn’t anything to sneeze at. It’s a shame it’s slightly too big for IDPA BUG division.

The number one question I get about the video is “What holster are you using?” It’s a leather holster made by Beretta which you can purchase here.

Pocket pistols for self defense?

With the proliferation of small belt guns like the Glock 43, M&P Shield, etc do sub-caliber pocket pistols still make sense for concealed carry? Check out the video for my thoughts.

Want to carry something for self defense but aren’t sure about a gun? No problem. I recommend and use Fox Labs 5.3 pepper spray for less than lethal situations!

You don’t need a gun for self-defense

One of my biggest pet peeves is whenever someone says they’re concerned about their personal security, the first response is “oh you should get a gun.” You know what? Maybe you shouldn’t. What you should do is a comprehensive assessment of the risks you may face, and the force you’re willing to use to defend yourself from those risks. For some people that means a gun. For some it may just mean pepper spray. But you’ll never know if you don’t 1) create a plan, and 2) get training to enact that plan.

Match video: Homestead September USPSA

Shooting USPSA for the first time in over a year, and man is it ever a perishable skill. My pure shooting skills really haven’t dropped off that much, but my ability to shoot stages according to the plan and power through mistakes have gotten a lot worse.

I attribute a lot of the maintenance on the raw shooting skills to my new adherence to a dry fire training plan, which would be impossible without my CED Pocket Pro Timer.

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