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Hard Focus, Soft Focus or No Focus: The process of using visual data to shoot moving targets

Hard Focus, Soft Focus or No Focus: The process of using visual data to shoot moving targets

Author:  Mark Roberts, Retired Firearms Safety Instructor / Provincial Range Officer (Ontario) In my previous two articles, I mentioned the predictive process all brains, large or small, feeble or robust; use to manage data various senses retrieve and deliver to the...
Recent Changes to Canadian Firearms Laws [updated 2024]

Recent Changes to Canadian Firearms Laws [updated 2024]

Author:  Luther Cutts, Head Instructor (NSCA Level 3), Competitor As an instructor for the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC), I cannot help but notice the increasing interest in firearms use in Alberta. I teach the courses with another Instructor, and our monthly...
The Confluence of Safety and Etiquette in Sporting Clays

The Confluence of Safety and Etiquette in Sporting Clays

Author:  Luther Cutts, Head Instructor (NSCA Level 3), Shotgun Competitor If you are reading this, you are likely one of the many people who really enjoys shooting sporting clays. We are a large and diverse group, ranging in age from our teens to those of us in our...
The Course Setter’s Paradox

The Course Setter’s Paradox

Author:  Mark Roberts, Retired Firearms Safety Instructor / Provincial Range Officer (Ontario) Most shooters do not see, participate or perhaps appreciate the silent work that goes on behind the scenes at a shooting facility. It’s hard work, seemingly capricious...
The Cost of (Not) Engaging a Shooting Coach

The Cost of (Not) Engaging a Shooting Coach

Author:  Mark Roberts, Retired Firearms Safety Instructor / Provincial Range Officer (Ontario) Neil Peart is considered one of the finest drummers in the music business, yet he was still taking lessons late into his career. His self awareness to identify room for...
Be the Person: Mental health and peer support

Be the Person: Mental health and peer support

Author:  Luther Cutts, Head Instructor (NSCA Level 3), Competitor This blog is going to be different from all the previous ones. It is the product of the confluence of 25 years of policing, many more years of shooting, a lifetime of being around people, and some...
The Importance of Vision

The Importance of Vision

Author:  Luther Cutts, Head Instructor (NSCA Level 3), Competitor  When a baseball player is hitting well, he or she will say they are seeing the ball really well. When the goalie in hockey can see the puck clearly, they are very hard to score on. The rifle shooter...
Shooting Lessons and Getting Outside of your Comfort Zone

Shooting Lessons and Getting Outside of your Comfort Zone

Author:  Luther Cutts, Head Instructor (NSCA Level 3), Competitor  It is amazing how seemingly insignificant actions can have such powerful consequences. I was in the chair at the Endodontist’s office, having a root canal performed, when the doctor mentioned to his...
Cadence in Shotgun Sports

Cadence in Shotgun Sports

Author:  Luther Cutts, Head Instructor (NSCA Level 3), Competitor  Cadence is a noun used to describe rhythm, beat or measure of events, particularly where there is a pattern or sequence.  It is an important concept in music, many of the performing arts as...