I’ve been asked by many people, through my blog and YouTube, about how I train for USPSA or IDPA. I don’t use 2/3 sized targets that most people do, I’m blessed with having a large screen HP Touchsmart PC in my room that I use as a target surface. In order to make the scenarios more dynamic, I cobbled together a Powerpoint deck that was originally created by T.Ron, a local influential NWPPA Safety Officer and Stats meister. I modified it mainly to use as a USPSA dry-fire program (changed targets to USPSA Metric style) and added swingers, plates, texas stars and others.
If you’re interested in doing the same, I’ve made the Powerpoint deck available for download here : https://gunbot.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/gunaim_v2-4.ppt
Hope you find it useful, and if you do, let me know, send me a mail or something. I’d love to know how you’ve used it. Better yet, record a video!
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.
After my recent match at West Coast Armory where I failed miserably at shooting one handed (both strong and weak), I decided to put more work into my dry-fire routine. I’ve been practicing my weak hand mostly. The trick is to remember that you’re not firing live rounds but dry-firing, even on the range shooting live rounds so that you’ll avoid flinching.
I found this video of Taran Butler shooting steel one handed from retention position in 2:53 seconds. amazing. I definitely need more practice shooting one handed. Can’t wait for the match this Sunday.
Here’s a video I took of my reload practice with Austin’s Moon Clip server that I talked about a few weeks ago. Here’s the link to the blog post : Permanent link to Revolver Setup for USPSA
I tried both methods of getting the moonclip into the cylinder, the g”uided” method where you guide the rounds into the chambers and the “throw” method where you toss the moonclip at the cylinder, and most of the time (if you get it right) the rounds will guide themselves into the chamber which is supposed to be much faster.
Here’s the video review of the Moon Clip server that I made a while back :
Got some time for some reload practice this evening with my revolver. Decided to use the camera to record my session. I used a Casio Exlim FH100 and it’s high-speed function to get the slow motion capture.
Here’s a video I took of a practice session to try to improve my reloading accuracy for single stack magazines. The magwell is very small and you’d have to get in at the right angle for it to seat smoothly. I think I’ve only managed to load the magazine smoothly three or four times during that time. I definitely need more practice.
I’ve also dinged my magazine followers. I have to remember to use Snap Caps in the future.
After getting schooled by Aristotle during the Safety briefing, checkout this video :
I decided to spend some time to practice drawing and reloading. checkout the drills here, and watch the funny bloopers at the end.
Will try this out again for real next time in the range to see if I can score good hits in the same duration.