Where Have I Been?

  It's been almost a year since I posted anything on this blog. That's a long time and I appreciate you guys sticking it out. I was honestly getting a little burned out. I was taking my blog entries so seriously that it was becoming tedious and not fun. I'm going to try to start posting content somewhat regularly again, but there may not be a ton of pictures and I probably won't go through ten editorial phases figuring out how to word things or use better grammar. I'm also thinking about bringing back the "Handgunner of the Week" posts that I did for the first few months of this blog. They would highlight folks who displayed martial prowess while using firearms in combat, self-defense, competition, or as industry icons. What do you think? Worth resurrecting that series?

  So, what have I been up to? I'm still shooting regularly, but I've more or less just been maintaining my handgun marksmanship skills and focusing on improving in other areas that would help me prevail in a self-defense scenario. Specifically, I:

  I'd like to take another handgun class from One Life Defense later this year and a carbine class with somebody this year or next. I haven't had any formal training with my AR since 2012 or practiced much with it much lately and it's time to bust the rust off.

  What have I not been up to? I haven't done much competitive pistol shooting for the last year and a half for 2 main reasons: 

  • First, I go to church with my family on Sunday mornings and that happens to be when everybody in my area schedules their IDPA matches. My club was running matches on Saturday mornings, but they haven't hosted a match on any day for about 2 years. 
  • Second, that's time I could be spending on the range working on my weak areas. I've gotten a lot out of competition and met the most welcoming group of shooters I've had the pleasure of associating with. I still plan to do it every now and then and I'm sure I'll be back in the future trying to get more out of it, but my focus is elsewhere right now. 

  I'm planning to take an indefinite break from teaching open enrollment classes after this training season. I still plan on teaching friends and family in a not-for-profit kind of way, but I won't be scheduling or promoting any open enrollment stuff for a while.

  So that's what I've been up to and some of my plans. If you ever need to contact me please e-mail me at williambrownhandgunnery@gmail.com or private message me on the WBH Facebook page. I'd love to hear from you.