Walt in PA
Welcome to the blog of Walt White. As the name of the blog implies, I am a Pennsylvania resident. I have a fondness for Firearms, Cigars, and Photography, all of which you will find here on WaltInPA.com. Please feel free to poke around and share my space on the web with your like-minded friends.

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Prepping To Reload My Own Ammo

Prepping To Reload My Own Ammo

Earlier this year I found myself in a bit of a predicament. I wanted to continue shooting USPSA but factory ammo was scarce and, what was available was rather expensive. If I wanted to continue to shoot I would either need to sell an organ to cover the cost of ammo or start reloading. Since I’m kind of fond of my insides, I needed to begin taking the steps to reload my own ammunition. The first step in the process [...]

Why are Sanctioned Match Fees on the Rise?

Why are Sanctioned Match Fees on the Rise?

This morning I was sitting at my desk when my phone buzzed. I glanced down to see that an email had come in through the WaltInPA Contact Form. My curiosity got the better of me and I reached for my phone. The message was from a shooter asking me to post an anonymous letter regarding IDPA Sanctioned Match Fees. Hello Walt. I was wondering if you would post a letter that I composed to open a discussion about sanctioned match [...]

Designing a Fun and Challenging USPSA Stage

Designing a Fun and Challenging USPSA Stage

Practical Shooting is a lot of fun. You get to run around, shooting at targets, while competing to see who can be both fast and accurate. There is a place in the sport for all skill levels and it makes for an enjoyable day on the range. One of the nice things about USPSA is that stages aren’t typically recycled throughout the year (with the exception of classifiers, of course). This means that every match will present shooters with a [...]

Lower Providence USPSA: May 2014  

Lower Providence USPSA: May 2014

A couple of weeks ago I posted video from the May 2014 USPSA Match at Lower Providence. That video overlaid with information from the Max Michel’s Shot Coach App (I’ve also embedded the video below). In that post, I made mention that I had plans for more video once the match results were posted. Match results were posted a couple of weeks ago. I promptly finished up the video and uploaded it to YouTube, however, it completely slipped my mind [...]

Starting My Dry-Fire Routine

Starting My Dry-Fire Routine

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been shooting as much USPSA as my schedule allows. Aside from being rusty from a winter filled with everything but gun handling, it has become abundantly clear that I need to start a dry-fire regiment. Last night I loaded up Ben Stoeger’s Dry-Fire Book (The first one – I haven’t purchased the second one yet) and picked out a drill to get started. I wound up going with Single Target Gun Handling and [...]

Shot Coach: May 2014 Lower Providence USPSA Match  

Shot Coach: May 2014 Lower Providence USPSA Match

Last week I came across Max Michel’s Shot Coach App in the iTunes App Store. I payed the $4.99 and began playing with the app on my iPad. It didn’t take long to get the hang of the app and I was producing videos in no time. Since the Results for the Lower Providence USPSA Match aren’t available yet (the match was only yesterday), I went ahead and produced a video with Max Michel’s Shot Coach App and my Pivothead [...]

Ontelaunee USPSA: April 2014  

Ontelaunee USPSA: April 2014

Last Sunday was the 4th Sunday of the month. The significance of this particular Sunday is that it is the day in which Ontelaunee Rod and Gun Club hosts their monthly USPSA Match. The USPSA Program at Ontelaunee is relatively new (this was their second match of the season) and, despite that, it was another beautifully run match. Shooters were presented with 10 Stages (roughly 230 rounds) that were both fun and challenging. For the money ($25.00 registration plus $5.00 [...]

New Holland 2-Gun: First Match in the Books  

New Holland 2-Gun: First Match in the Books

A few months back, New Holland Rifle and Pistol Club announced that they would be running a 2-Gun Series. There would be a total of 5 Matches and the competitors rank within each match would earn them points towards the series. I spoke with the Match Director, Kerry Woods, at the Southern Chester USPSA Match and he was telling me that interest in the series exploded. Within two hours of opening pre-registration the match was filled. I’ve seen a couple [...]

Southern Chester USPSA: April 2014  

Southern Chester USPSA: April 2014

Last weekend I had the pleasure of shooting the April 2014 Southern Chester USPSA Match. My attendance came as a bit of a surprise as I didn’t think I’d have a babysitter. Fortunately, it all worked out and not only was I able to attend, I was able to setup a stage of my own design. The weather was perfect and my day was filled with six stages that were fun and challenging. Aside from a few instances where my [...]

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