Competitive pistol events are among the fastest growing of the shooting sports. Gun Digest Shooter's Guide to Competitive Pistol Shooting offers expert advice, tips and techniques to get started and advance your skills in the most popular competitive pistol shooting events in the nation. ~Learn what guns and gear to buy, and also what not to buy, potentially saving hundreds of dollars! ~Find out what modifications and equipment make sense to be more competitive, and discover equipment and techniques that help as your shooting skills advance. ~Get expert insight into the guns, ammunition and skills needed to excel in the most popular pistol shooting events in the U.S. today! Inside this handy reference, you'll find coverage of: * IPSC * Steel Challenge * Bullseye * Silhouette * IDPA * Cowboy Action Shooting * NRA Action Pistol (Bianchi Cup) * Glock Shooting Sports Foundation (GSSF) * 3-Gun Competition * And more! With introductory comments by 17-time Bianchi Cup Champion and World Professional Shooter, Doug Koenig. Plus, shooting tips and drills from current U.S. Practical Shooting Association President and professional competitor, Mike Foley.
Steve Sieberts is a firearms writer/editor with over 40 years of experience in the firearms field. He is a former small arms repair tech (45B) with the 82nd Airborne Division and 8th Infantry Division, and former member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit's Pistol Team. He holds the Distinguished Pistol Shot Badge, the President's Hundred Tab, and the NRA 2600 Club. For over a decade he was the Chief Gunsmith at a classified DOD small arms R&D facility for U.S. Special Operations. Steve has competed in IPSC pistol competitions across the country for decades, starting with the original Southwest Pistol League in the mid 1970s. He is a former NRA Certified Law Enforcement Instructor for pistol/shotgun. He has attended five gunsmithing schools, including the Colorado School of Trades, is certified at eight factory armorers' schools, and attended two sniper schools. He currently writes the Gunsmithing column for Gun World Magazine; freelances for American Handgunner, SWAT, Tactical World, Firepower Magazine and others; is a former Contributing Editor for Varmint Hunter Magazine; and serves as Editor and Writer for Concealed Carry Handguns Magazine, Pocket Guns Magazine, and Gun World Buyer's Guide for Beckett Media. He is currently an active IDPA competitor at his local range.