After a dismal performance last month, I loaded up 200 rounds of good ammo using proper bullets and headed out for this awesome match. This month Marysville setup 7 stages featuring a Rhodesian wall and Bianchi style movers. It was a fun match to shoot. I came in 2nd Overall with two stage wins. I’m still not consistent enough, swaying from stages wins to 6th and 7th places.
Ever since I started shooting USPSA Open, I told myself that I’ll push myself really hard and to my limits in the hope of doing two things, 1) go faster physically, 2) get used to the speed so I’ll start seeing my sights and getting my hits at that speed.
and it’s working.
I’ve been giving up a lot of points going really fast and for this latest match at Renton Fish and Game club, I decided to slow down a tad and see what happens. Lo-and-behold, I won my division. Granted none of the GMs and Masters were shooting, but I think apart from the first stage where I was confused as to what I was seeing in my sights, and one stage where I failed to count my rounds (stage 3), I did pretty well.
Here’s the video :
I’ll keep on pressing myself to go faster physically so I can get used to being fast and get my hits. that’s my theory and since it’s working, I’ll keep doing it.
So I shot the recent Renton RFCG match and it turned out to be a 6 stage classifier match. I came in wanting to stretch myself and shoot fast and aggressively but somehow the stress of knowing that it’s a classifier match, working as a Range Officer and picking up brass, I was mentally unprepared. I shot each stage just “hoping” my rounds will land where they supposed to be, instead of actually shooting!
After getting the results, and a local GM and good friend told me that I scored the following percentages for these classifiers :
Life’s little problems
Neuvo El Prez
So three A and one M performance. Looks like I made A Class legit-ly. Next time I shoot a classifier, I’ll take sometime to prepare and practice shooting the stage in my mind repeatedly. then Attack the stage aggressively!
here’s the video :
Just got notice that I got to A Class in USPSA for Open.
I was shooting for GM obviously but landed in A. I guess I should be happy. that said, this is 4 out of 7 classifications. The next one I shoot will make it 8 so it’ll take the best 6 instead of best 4. I think then I’ll drop back to B as one of my classifiers is a 65+%.
Time to practice and dry fire more. I’ll be gunning for the top as fast as I can.