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Busy Slacking Away

I haven't written in the blog for what seems like a long time for a few reasons.
Laziness is a given but it goes beyond that. I was ready for the season to be over.
O V E R. And then it was. I didn't even touch a gun for weeks. No dryfire. No livefire.
It felt great. But.....
There was a nagging sense of something incomplete. The blog.
Part of the reason for blogging my training is to analyze it.
It was an intense season and I haven't been willing to go back and take a deeper look.
All the quickly recorded drills need to be looked at and match results.
What did I improve on and what did I discover needs improvement.What practice methods were most productive.
I have a pretty good idea of the answers to these questions. It's too much for one blog entry so I will split iit into parts.
The charity Zombie match coming soon and I'm really looking forward to that.
Minus Two Seconds per stage for wearing a costume.

Gun Budget Kaboom

The season is nearly over. It's been by far the most expensive season so far.
Probably because:
A little over 22,000 rds (I usually shoot 10-12 thousand)
A backup gun - (Brazos HP Edge and 4 tuned mags)
Two major matches ( GPS and A3 )
Bob Vogel class
XL650 reloading press (my 550 broke a week before a class)

So there is one club match remaining and I have just enough ammo for it.
It's been a roller coaster season and although my skills improved my mental game did not.
Lots of work this winter on that.

I will post one more match review, a season review and then this site goes dark for a few months.

still slackin

No dryfire Monday or Tuesday except the 5 minuteswhite wall before work on Tuesday

Shot with Jason on Wednesday. Can't call it practice because we were just having fun
We ran some pistol drills like el prez and blake but we played a game of P-I-G that took a long time
We got back past 60 yards on a six inch plate. Shot sunflowers with ARs. It was fun

Shot with Bennett's crew on Thursday and we did do some actual work out of skills and drills.
Hard Moving Reload pg 112-113 and hard Entry pg 94-95 and Hard moving Reload pg 112-113
Finished up with a few runs on el prez

I am getting better at getting lower and bending my knees on the move and for braking entering a box or spot.


Todays match was fun. Really nice drop in temp and a little breeze.
I shot about how I expected given my "level of particpation" the last few weeks.
I had a couple programing glitches.
Perhaps the most glaring was thinking about lunch right before the last stage.
I knew I had to grip hard with weak hand and I had a bad grip on at least one array.
When the weak hand felt good and the grip was tight I couldn't get my finger set right on the trigger
Although random cheeseburger thoughts are the culprit I am going to change to a short flat trigger.
I felt brads today and I don't have to go infinity to get what I want.
I didn't shoot a horrible amount of D's today and I was perhaps a little faster than last match.
I had a FTE that was a result of insufficient programming. Blasted a no shoot or two. Enjoyed every second of it.

shortest dryfire session ever

No it wasn't a negligent discharge.

One of those days where just didn't feel like it but guilt strapped the belt on for me.
Ten minutes later it came off. Things weren't a disaster and the guilt had dissipated.

Got an email from Bayou Bullets that flooding is pretty bad and they are short staffed.
They had to send me a different color but it only shipped a day later than usual.
Good decision on their part IMHO.

It was a tiny order because I am way over budget this year
and trying to eek through the last two matches on a couple thousand rounds

Jason gave me a couple hundred coated bullets that I lightly tested and am saving for Sunday's match.
Randy has also offered to help me out. As Usual.
Fred cured a brass shortage for me earlier this year

I have found more great people in the shooting sports than any other
demographic I have been exposed to.

Silly Golfers

Made a video for a friend yesterday that makes kinetic bullet pulling suck slightly less.

I had to RO at BSRPC Saturday morning
but at 1 pm. Josh and Jason and DIrk and I did the skipping targets drill from Stoeger's skills and drills book.
It was very challenging for me and something I will do a lot this winter and other mental game development
All of us made mistakes on this drill and mine were pretty glaring. I need to improve my short tern memory which should help me
develop a planning and programming strategy that is more consistent.
We didn't shoot long a few times through the drill with different sequences.
Wrapped up with a couple runs of four Aces and I think I got a 2.96 ?
Did six reload six and that went well too. the draw and 6 were just slightly over 2 seconds.


Been slacking all week.
Tonight / thursI started with the white wall then did Steve Anderson Book 1 exercise 13 front sight forward exercise 14 front sight turn exercise 15 to reload 2 exercise 16 Bill reload drill exercise 17 headshot sight picture then back to the wall freestyle weekend and strong and only
47 minutes

August 7 match musings

WANTED: beater range truck

Overall today I bombed the match but I am not very disappointed
There was a giant fiasco on stage 2 regarding a setup error and my friends were yelling at each other.
I also had to tell a friend to get off my back a little and he did.
The interpersonal? / personality issues were worked out in a sportsman like manner in the end.
We changed the stage in the nook and two squads had to re-shoot.
Anyway the whole thing rattled me.
So I made a cardinal mistake and changed my plan on my re-shoot. Plan Change Results = 0
I omitted an entire array and zeroed a 180+ point stage.
There goes the match.
Out of morbid curiosity I changed my score on my phone to have the target array I omitted be all deltas instead and then I beat all people I usually do.
I had brainfart the first run but it was ten times better than my second.
When I examine the rest of the stages I had an OK but not great day. My times are pretty much inline with normal although it felt very very slow today.
I shot the classifier like a normal stage and it was probably a low C to mid C score.