In this episode I am joined by Murray Gardner, a 9 time national International Practical Shooting Confederation champion, firearms instructor and firearms, range and ballistics consultant. 

We talk about what it takes to be a 9 time champion, how IPSC has changed over the years and what the future of the sport looks like to Murray. 

 

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Intro [00:00:00 – 00:01:22]
  • How Murray got into shooting sports & his first IPSC match [00:01:22 – 00:06:59] 
  • Competing, involvement in the Canadian Firearms Safety Course program & other consulting work [00:06:59 – 00:13:59]
  • Murrays gun & a hairline crack [00:13:59 – 00:16:47]
  • The ‘Doc’ in Murray Doc Gardner & hands are good for 3 things [00:16:47 – 00:18:37]
  • More effective route & borrowed guns [00:18:37 – 00:21:47]
  • Black Badge program & going electronic [00:21:47 – 00:25:45]
  • 8yr in a row national champion, mental marksmanship & scoreboard [00:25:45 – 00:32:35]
  • Dry fire practice & keeping up with new shooters [00:32:35 – 00:36:36]
  • The future for IPSC & getting Murray in pants [00:36:36 – 00:38:54]
  • Getting more people involved in shooting sports [00:38:54 – 00:40:46]
  • Politics, firearms & sharing knowledge [00:40:46 – 00:52:25]
  • Keeping up with changing technologies [00:52:25 – 00:53:45]
  • Outro [00:53:45 – 00:54:30]

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