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Caleb Giddings

Caleb Giddings is an writer based out of South Florida. When not serving in the USAF as a Combat Arms Instructor, he spends his time walking his dog.

Recent Posts

2018 International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) Nationals Recap

Posted by Caleb Giddings on Nov 13, 2018 4:29:55 PM

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When the International Defensive Pistol Association launched their Compact Carry Pistol division, I thought it was a great idea. Lots of people shot IDPA matches with guns that weren’t really designed for concealed carry even though the sport was created for real-world carry guns. There’s nothing wrong with shooting a single-stack pistol with a huge magazine well in IDPA because, after all, it is a game; however, the CCP and Backup Gun divisions make a little more sense if the goal is to shoot actual carry guns.

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Topics: Competitive Shooting, Dynamic Shooting

Why Mount a Red Dot Sight on Your Pistol?

Posted by Caleb Giddings on Jul 10, 2018 9:22:12 AM

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Not too long ago, iron sights were the king of sighting systems for pistols and rifles. Rightfully so, as the fundamental designs of iron sights have remained largely unchanged for 300 years. Iron sights are thus a very mature technology that had been proven to be reliable and rugged. But slowly things began to change.

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Topics: Handguns, Self Defense, Dynamic Shooting, Competitive Shooting