25m Rapid Fire Pistol Basics / RFP 101

Download the printable PDF  The rapid fire pistol disciplines are lots of fun and very challenging: rapid fire with 5 targets, duel with 3 seconds to shoot and 7 between shots, standard with 5 shots in 10 seconds in the same target… I tried them out at first just to have a taste and now I’m …

Long Distance Remote Training Has Not Worked for Me So Far

So far remote training has not really worked for me. I’ve had the chance to meet a great coach and to work with him in person once, but with the arrival of the new baby I have been unable to take a plane to bridge the 1800 km that separate us. It is like a […]

Pistol Shooting Training Diary / Journal / Log (Free Download)

Download the pistol shooting journal/log/diary (printable PDF and Word) I've been keeping my shooting stats from the first day I started shooting. Soon after, when I started to feel the addiction growing, I also started keeping a diary following the wise advise of Jean-Luc (my club's air shooting director) and what I read in With …

My First Pistol Cheat Sheets

I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately about how to train my technique and mind for pistol shooting. My notes are a bit too extensive and it is difficult to refer to them in training to make sure that I act upon a few points beyond the goals of my training session. This is my …

Sport Pistol Is Now Olympic Pistol

A few days after creating this blog, I started having doubts about its name. I had originally called it Sport Pistol to highlight the sport part of the sport of pistol shooting, hoping that it would encompass all the disciplines I’m interested in. I then noticed that this was also the name of a single …

Living with the Slump

The slump is tough. Since I got back from vacation my shooting stats have not improved. Some things have regressed, others are not getting better. I’m training better than before, with a more structured approach with the help of a coach. My shoulder and arm strength have improved. Errors that used to be low, are now …

My First Precision Air Pistol Training Program

After a shooting test to see my trends, my coach (Santiago Gómez Salgado) sent this as a first generic training to get going before we met (I live 1800 km away). There are two training programs, one for home and one for the range. I've blocked three days a week to go to the range. …

My Shooting Stats Tracking Spreadsheet

Luckily for me my shooting range has air pistol electronic targets connected to a printer. Following the advice of Jean-Luc, from my very first day I’ve kept a copy of my results everytime I’ve shot a 60 shot competition in training. After a while, as my addiction to pistol shooting grew, I decided to keep track …

Welcome to the Olympic Pistol Blog

If you are here you are probably a bit like me: a bullseye enthusiast that is trying to improve his/her marksmanship skills. I’m a new addict to precision shooting, and I can’t get enough. From the first days of just shooting competition after competition and expecting to get better, I’ve come to the point where I …