Quick Update: NROI Level 1 Range Officer Course

Thanks to the fine folks at my local shooting club, I was able to attend the Level 1 Range Officer certification seminar last weekend. It included one day of in-class instruction and role playing, and a day on the range doing the RO thing.

It was pretty interesting, and frankly, something that I think would benefit anyone who wants to seriously compete in Practical Shooting competition as the class not only covered what the rules are and how they apply at a match, but why the rules are the way that they are.

All in all, it’s some pretty informative stuff, and Troy McManus does a good job in his presentation of the material. I’ll have a more thorough writeup and some pictures later this week.



I need an AAC Blackout 51T flash hider/suppressor mount, but AAC has been out of stock for a while now.  Anyone have a line on one for sale?  Shoot me an email at cjrhines at comcast dot net.


Quick Gear Review: 3Gun Stuff Holster Knobs for Blade-Tech Holsters

This is a nifty little bit of gear I’ve been meaning to get a post up about for quite some time. Blade-Tech’s holsters are pretty much the gold standard for practical shooting competitors, but I’ve always had a gripe about the ability to adjust holster tension on them. It can’t be done without the use of tools, which is irritating. Install these knobs, and that is no longer an issue.

They’re cheap, and work. You can order them from 3Gun Stuff LLC.

3Gun Stuff Holster knobs

These threaded knobs allow you to quickly and easily adjust the tension of your holster or mag pouch.

In the interest of disclosure, I’ve done some work for 3Gun Stuff, and know the owner personally. He’s a good guy to do business with.

A Bad Situation.

From Pistol-Training.com:

“During the Aim Fast, Hit Fast class I was teaching in Memphis this weekend, a student shot himself in the leg while holstering his pistol.” – ToddG

Fortunately, the injured student is expected to make a full recovery.

Go read, and give it some thought.  Do you have an emergency plan for when you’re at the range?  Do you keep an individual first aid kit in your range bag?  I don’t, and that’s going to change shortly…