PowerFactor Show

About the Show

The PowerFactor Show is catered towards practical pistol shooters, both existing and future. Our hosts, Steve, Rick, John, Larry and Doug will cover rules, shooting techniques, equipment and everything you need to either get into the sport, or to improve the sport that you're already in and love.

Steve Headshot
Steve started participating in the action shooting sports in 1993. Today, he primarily shoots in USPSA Limited Division using a custom STI Edge pistol in .40 S&W. He also shoots in USPSA Production division using his Glock 19 carry gun. Recently Steve has become active in the shotgun sport and likes to shoot sporting clays, skeet and 5-stand as well as trap. Steve holds the following rankings/classifications: USPSA Master, IDPA Expert, Firearms Academy of Seattle -- Handgun Master, National Range Officer Institute (NROI) - Chief Range Officer

Rick Headshot
Rick is an Enthusiastic and very active member of the practical shooting community. With more than 15 years of experience in the sport, Rick is a USPSA “A” class shooter, and IDPA Expert. He is an IDPA Safety Officer Instructor, and has been Match Director for ten IDPA state championships. He is also a NROI Range Officer, and holds NRA Instructor certification in Basic Pistol, Personal Protection and Home Firearm Safety.

Larry Headshot
Larry was introduced to USPSA in 2002 starting in the Production Division with a Glock 19 and then a Beretta 92G-E2. He has years of experience shooting custom SV and STI Limited and Open guns, but primarily shoots the Glock 24 and Glock 35 in the Limited Division today. Larry also enjoys shooting local Steel Challenge matches with his USPSA Limited guns and Sig 522 in .22LR. As somewhat of a "stunt" for the PowerFactor Show, he decided to shoot one IDPA match with the Glock 19. Now he's hooked, has just joined IDPA, and plans to shoot more local and state matches. Larry has been a USPSA life member since 2007, NROI Chief Range Officer since 2008, and achieved a ranking of A-Class in the Limited 10 division in 2012. He has served as Chief Range Officer at three Area 1 Championship matches and MD/RM at several local matches


Doug started competitive shooting in the 70's while he was a police officer in NJ. He was out of competition for many years and started shooting Airgun Field target around 2003 and enjoyed the competition and friendship. He started shooting USPSA in 2005 and 3 gun in 2006. The USPSA Multi-gun Nationals in 2006 was his first big 3 gun match. He has worked or shot at every MG Nationals since 2006.  Here are some of the matches he's shot at :

  • USPSA Multi-gun Nationals (5 times) (C Class winner 2 years and B Class winner 2 years)
  • Ironman (5 times)
  • Superstition Mystery Mountian 3 Gun (2 times)
  • Rocky Mountain 3 Gun (4 times) (above 75% in Open all 4 years)
  • FN Midwest Multigun (CMMG) (2 times)
  • Pan American International Shotgun Match (Top Senior in Open)
  • Blue Ridge 3 Gun Match - Park City, KY - (2 times)
  • Nordic Components Tactical Shotgun Match (2 times) (1st in Open both times)
  • Northwest Multigun Challenge (6 times)
  • Ephrata 3 Gun Match (5 times) (1st in Open once, 2nd in Open once)
  • Area 1 3 Gun Match (3 times)
  • Inland Empire 3 Gun Championship (3 times) (1st in Open, 2nd in Open and 3rd in Tactical)
  • He is currently a USPSA CRO with Multi-Gun endorsement.



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  1. Hey Steve and Rick! Nice. I have sent everyone on my email list your site and posted a link in Seattleguns.net (Competition Shooting area)

  2. Hi Young. Thanks for the nice words. Hey, if you do another one of the “ccw shoots” at Renton, please let Rick and me know as we’d be more than happy to come down and put on a IDPA/USPSA stage like we did previously. That was a lot of fun.

  3. I’d like to see a 3-Gun episode ?

  4. I really appreciate the info having just recently gotten seriously interested in IDPA shooting. Watching the grip/draw episode has really improved my abilities 200% (and I though I was pretty good before!) still not to the level I want to be at yet though to compete… Thanks again for a great show! Do you ever shoot at the Bellevue Gun Club? Great facility! Thier LE training room is hands down the coolest! Being able to shoot however you want (safely of course) is well worth the membership. – (I have no affiliation asides from being a lifetime member there)

  5. Hey guys!
    Awesome stuff here! How often and when are you coming out with more videos? My son and I love them.
    Ha Ha I blew through these fast! They are great! Thank you guys’
    Would love to help my son succeed with shooting, what’s the best tip for him.
    He’s new at it, but would love to compete in the future’

  6. Perfect practice makes perfect, so try to teach your son correct techniques from the start, so he doesn’t have to break any “bad habits” later. Steve and I see a lot of shooters who are just getting into competition in our IPSC 101 class, and even shooters with lots of trigger time can have problems with their basic techniques that need correcting.

  7. Thank you for all of your suggestions and tips. I have tried to apply them to the weekly plate shoot I participate in. I have been ranked in the bottom 40% of plate shooters at the club until recently. Now I’m shooting into the top 20% and the guys are calling me “sandbagger” as though I wasn’t showing my abilities before. ( feels good )
    My question is about grip tension. How tight should I hold the pistol? 50/50 or 60/40 only tells me what percentage from each hand. Can you put it in percentage of overall grip strength capacity?
    Franky 2

    • Some people recommend a 60/40 grip (60% weak hand, 40% strong hand) however I
      use a 50/50 grip to keep things completely balanced…that way I’m not putting
      anymore tension on one side than the other. Regarding how hard do you grip….I
      grip about as hard as I would hold a hammer or maybe a tennis
      racket….basically enough to keep the gun from rotating out of your hands
      during recoil (anything more than that is unnecessary). If you over grip the
      gun, you’ll develop tension in your forearms and thats a bad thing.


  8. Great show! Its so full of information I’ll have to watch episodes twice to remember it all! I am a new IDPA shooter who appreciates the work you do with this show!

    Keep up the great work!

  9. Many thanks to Rick, Steve, and your producer for creating these excellent shows! The information is really great and your presentation style is down to earth and fun. I’m learning SO MUCH from watching your show. I’ll let all my shooting friends know about it. Keep up the great work and many thanks from a new competitive shooter.

  10. Rick, Steve:

    I just want to say thanks for a excellent and informative show, podcast! I’ve been a shooter for many years, but am just now getting into USPSA and IDPA shooting. In fact, the couple of podcasts that I watched helped prepare me for my first USPSA club match.

    Thanks again, blessings!

  11. Hey Steve and rick love the videos and all the tips hope the keep coming I was just curios what you boys do for a living.I am thinking law enforcement
    Thanks again for the great info.

    • Hi Keith. I frequently get “confused” for being associated with either ex military or LE but in reality I’m neither. I’m an embedded software engineer…I’m a code hacker! 🙂


    • Keith – I thought I wanted to be a cop, and interviewed at a half-dozen departments, but ended-up in the paper-management business. I worked in a corporate research library for a number of years, and am now the Records Manager for a Seattle law firm.

  12. Great job, keep it up

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