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I caught a ride with Diggler and shot the ENPS June match.
We left at 4:15 a.m.and got there early enough to spend time pounding stakes.
I also found out why they have that RO checkbox on the registration form.
Although I tried the ol "I'm a horrible RO trick" it didn't work this time ;)
I ran the timer and the nook quite a bit and thankfully didn't have to DQ anyone.

I wanted to mostly concentrate on stage programming and let the shooting take care of itself.
Overall I placed 17 of 82 and 4th of 29 LTD
I got off to a rough start with a couple mikes on the first stage (5)
I missed a popper and tagged a no shoot.
Oh great. First stage jinx returneth. So much for stage prep and execution.
Oh well on to the next stage

June 11 SFPS match

Ugh. Tired and sluggish. Finding it takes a lot more effort to dryfire in the summer.
In the winter it just becomes part of a daily routine. In the summer, not so much.
I have to regain the discipline for at least 15 minutes a day until area 3.

Last match 15th of 32 overall and 2 of 9 in LTD. Wally is catching me.

Match results

Nothing takes 15 minutes

yeah I guess I better adjust that 15 minutes a day goal to a half an hour.
It took an hour to do 15 minutes today. I also need to write an on season training plan.
Tonight I felt kinda lost until I grabbed the SA book I worked with all winter.
My times are still there and I didn't feel as clumsy as I thought I might.
It was all static stuff to get out of C class so I need make a list of weaknesses and drills to improve them.

Steel at Sioux River Sportsman

I drove down to Canton to shoot plates Wednesday evening.
It's a very laid back and a fun group of guys.
Some of them shoot at Corson too but I never get to talk to them at those matches.
Fun change of pace and I needed it.
I lost to Dustin because my transitions suck.
I did watch one guy really struggle and I thought "I sure am glad that's not me anymore."

The Mayor of Suckville

Bad match a gazillion mikes many of which were on steel so I was slow too.
I think I stayed up too late working on the rusty Merc. Those Miracle Paint fumes. blech
There was also a lot of drama and I really didn't have the focus I needed to shoot.
Here is the only halfway decent stage I had.

Here is some footage of the suckage




did some live fire training with Roger wednesday evening.
Setup a bunch of crap and shot it different ways and then broke it down to components
Also Analyzed that weakhand barrel pickup. I'm surprised we don't see that more.

Meeting Randy tonight @ 5. Skippy sent me a reminder to start hydrating because
it's gonna be an oven in Omaha on Sunday.