The Ghost Stinger Holster….

stacks_image_99I received word this afternoon via telephone that I will be receiving a Ghost Stinger model holster for the Glock G17 pistol for testing from Ghost International.

I am honored and appreciative to receive this holster from Ghost International and after completing a thorough and fair review of the holster I will be publishing my results here on Target Talk.

Thank you Mr. Amadini and the staff at Ghost International for providing me with the Stinger model holster for a test and review session.

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Taking a Personal Inventory….

Have you ever asked yourself if you have what it takes to be the best at what you do ? Not an “almost there” and not an “also ran” but be the best or at least one of the best at doing what you enjoy most?

I’m at that point right now….

I’m a better than average shooter. I’ve always had the ability to pick up just about and handgun, rifle, or shotgun and shoot 85% of the match willing score on any given match day. I’ve set and reached my goals of top 20 divisional finishes in major tournaments, top 10 divisional finishes in mid-level tournaments and top 5 divisional finished at the club level. I’ve even won a few matches here and there but I’ve yet to crack the illusive top 5 divisional finish in a major nor have I achieved GM status. There is work to be done but first I have to determine whether I’m willing to put forth the effort or remain satisfied with being an “also ran.”

There are a ton of things supposedly holding me back….competitive equipment, time to dedicate to my training, financial considerations, time away from the family, and on and on and on. Some of these “things” are legitimate…some are nothing more than excuses. Step one is designing a plan of action and putting the excuses to rest once and for all.

This is where I’m at right now…the personal inventory stage. There some things I like and I consider strengths but there are many more that I do not like…and are in need of change.

Time to roll up my sleeves….

Chuck D.

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Cabela’s Extreme Performance Gear (EXP)…

I am honored to announce that for the 2014 shooting season (and beyond) I will be using the Extreme Performance Gear (EXP) brand performance footwear and clothing from Cabela’s. The 1st order was placed this morning consisting of performance footwear and socks with pants, shorts, and shirts soon to follow.

The design of the EXP brand is such that they will allow for significant comfort and durability that are demanded of aggressive activities such as practical shooting competition. I’ve been using Cabela’s brand footwear now for a little over two years and I expect the EXP brand products from Cabela’s will perform to the utmost standards.

Take a look at the EXP brand products here:

I’m certain you will be as impressed with them as I am.

Chuck D.

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A Letter from Black Rain Ordnance…


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Presents from Texas…

Comp-Tac_LogoM-Product-CompTac-InternationalI’m proud to announce that due to the generosity of Comp-Tac, I will be testing and evaluating the International model holster in USPSA/IPSC competition. Comp-Tac will be providing me the International model holster for the Glock large frame G20/21 platform pistol and I will be utilizing this model holster in the 2014 USPSA Eastern Lakes Sectional Championships, the 2014 USPSA Area 7 Championships. and the 2014 USPSA Firecracker Tournament.

I will have the holster in my possession within the next 10-14 days and its match debut with be at the April 27th USPSA club match in Tonawanda New York’s Western NY Practical Pistol League.

Look for a full write-up on the Comp-Tac International holster on Target Talk once testing and evaluation is completed.

Thank you Comp-Tac !

Chuck D.

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New Friends from Across the Pond…

It appears that the Single Stack/Classic Division equipment poll and the subsequent letter from a Target Talk reader from South Africa has been linked to a firearms forum, GunSite South Africa, wherein its readership has visited Target Talk and taken part in the poll itself.

I wanted to formally thank the readership of GunSite South Africa for stopping by Target Talk and participating in the poll as well as hopefully enjoying some of posted materials.

I am honored that you took the time to visit and participate in the equipment poll. I am grateful for your participation.

You can visit GunSite South Africa at :

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Another Twist in the SS/Classic Division Planning Saga….

There are an easy 12 things “up in the air” for this season and next pertaining to USPSA/IPSC gear, divisions, and extending my match schedule to include overseas travel in 2015. One thing has been settled, I “sold” my place in line for my new Para Elite Pro 1911 in 45acp for a Pro Comp in 40 S&W. I may have to wait a little bit longer but the option of shooting 8 round major pf and 10 round minor pf was too good to pass up. The company that is obtaining the pistol for me is providing a partial sponsorship as well…which is a welcomed bonus.

Chuck D and 40 caliber…hell had indeed frozen over.

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