Oh finally. I told myself after my dismal performance last week to focus on my dot and it paid off. Came out of the match with an Overall win. I finally understand what it means to have dot patience. call every shot and not worry about speed. The only two mikes were when I got lazy, need to not do that next time.
I guess this is my match mode. Got to keep it up.
Very disappointed with my performance today. I did not have any dot discipline. I find myself just shooting through the C-more and not watching the dot. I’m lucky I even got 3rd place. Need to do better next time!
After a 3 week long hiatus, I finally got to shoot a match. Did decently, some stupid mistakes that caused a couple of mikes. I am surprised that my weak hand shots were way better than my strong hand. Looks like all those dry-fire practice is paying off. Just got to keep on doing it.
My stage (#4), got thrown out because I specified the scoring type as COMSTOCK when it should really be VIRGINIA. Also, the fact that some squads shot the weak/strong hand while using the table as supports didn’t help either. The MD had to throw the stage out.
I hope everyone enjoyed that stage, it tests skills that we don’t usually use in the PNW.
Shot a fun match today at Paul Bunyan during the Valentine’s Day Blitz match. I thought my performance was ok, I still need to get more consistent with my execution. I had the same raw time as the match winner but I was sloppier with my hits and had two mikes. Must… be… more… disciplined.
Watch the 360degree video here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYlAs4Aal4A
Here’s my first ever 360° match video. This was taken using the Ricoh Theta S camera. You can watch this using a compatible browser like Chrome or through the YouTube app on your phone. You can pan around the screen or move your phone around you to watch the video from any perspective you like.
I’ve resisted getting a slide racker on my USPSA Open Division pistol for a few years now. Didn’t really see the need for it, until I shot a few major matches. There’s always one or two stages that required you to load the gun while on the clock and I’ve always struggled with it. Racking my slide by pinching it is not the most efficient way to do it and always makes me nervous doing it.
So during the winter downtime I consulted with John from JPL Precision, my gunsmith, and he figured out a way to install it on my gun.
And O.M.G. what a different the racker makes. Now I feel a lot more confident while loading on the clock. Getting the racker installed also made me think about the other mods I used to have on my gun and went about streamlining everything. This made everything lighter, improved the balance of the gun and made gun handling easier.
I like it and you should to (if you don’t have one yet)
My first match of 2016 and it was a fun one. The stages were elaborate and fun to shoot, all except that blasted classifier. It’s almost impossible to consciously shoot 100% in it. You have to be hosing like crazy and hope it hits. My run only yielded me a 63%, and 77% if I didn’t get that one mike.
Apart from that, I’m lacking some dot discipline especially while moving. Oh and a note to self, don’t snag fault line “ropes” with your holster anymore.
Thanks for a great match Dave and crew!