Lots of updates and tweaking over the past few days. Got to implement a few things:
1. Menu system to calculate scores and reset the stage.
2. Hitfactor scoring based on your time / score.
3. Included the reddot model provided by Scott of Springer Precision
4. Implemented shader for reddot parallax effect
5. USPSA Targets & noshoots
I got to meet Max at the USPSA Open Nationals in Florida and had the pleasure to watch him shoot a few stages. Max is such a friendly person and exudes professionalism. True mark of a champion. He even entertained my fanboyism by taking a selfie with me.
While watching him shoot, I noticed that he uses an interesting movement technique and I thought I’d share it with you. Let me know what you think.
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!
Look at what the photographer is doing and more importantly, where he is. I wouldn’t EVER go to a training where the company and trainers would allow something like this.
Getting serious with this competitive shooting thing, so I might as well start working on my grip strength. I’ve never been really strong with my wrists and hands, working with computers all day. My idea of muscular training is getting up from my seat to get a drink and walking back to sit down. Although I never done any specific strength training for my hands/wrists, it’s good enough to handle the recoil of my .45ACP. I know I don’t really need it but it doesn’t hurt to work on my grip and wrist strength, it might end up helping me shoot better. Time will tell.
This is what I bought, the Captains of Crush Hand Gripper #1 :
Got this in the mail yesterday and have been watching this for the past two days, what an excellent series. Lenny Magill makes the corniest but most informative collection of shooting videos I’ve seen. Definitely not Magpul Dynamics quality, but just good ol’ info.
You can buy them cheap from http://www.gunvideo.com
For those of you who are new to shooting or is having issues with accuracy and recoil control, checkout this fantastic video clip of Travis Haley from Magpul Dynamics about the pistol grip. Incidentally, Travis is the famous sniper from the Blackwater video clip that went viral many years ago, so you know he has the credentials.
If you like this, make sure you get the full DVD set (it’s totally worth it) from : http://www.magpuldynamics.com/products/dvd.shtml
or try to sign up for their Dynamic handgun classes : http://www.magpuldynamics.com/training/schedule.shtml