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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."

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.

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

The DirkWagon eXxpress

score summary picture

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

pull the trigger every day

I tried to pull the trigger every day this winter.
I "celebrated achieving a major goal by ..... doing absolutely nothing.

With a four day weekend I made it to the range three times.
Two sessions were productive and one was not.

Sat - Randy and I setup a decent size stage.
Ran it a few times and then broke the different components down
Drilled the components and then ran the stage again a couple more times.
We both averaged around 20 percent better in the runs after the break down.

I couldn't find anyone to practice with Sunday.
I didn't ask Bennefit since he had indicated a couple days earlier that "he wasn't into it anymore."
So Gus got drafted but he was ok with it since he wanted to shoot the X95
I planned to utilize the walls and stuff to do some drills I had photocopied. SOP1 and SOP2 - SA Bk3

B all that I can B

Finally squeaked in with a 62 %
I've been stuck in the mid 50 percent range for years.
Now that I have the C class monkey off my back I can redirect my focus.
Match performance is primary now with the key being the mental game.
I need to focus on doing what is needed for consistent performance at my current level
of skill. Stage planning process - Analyze, Strategize, Memorize and Visualize.
Get the stage plans solid in my head and execute without hesitation. Find the spot and make the shot.

rain rain

Weather was crappy so I dryfired instead of going to the range
five minutes white wall then SA's first BK drills 1-8 then 6 R 6 to SHO and WHO
time elapsed 1 hour.
reloaded a couple hundred rounds

Geek Note: Need to charge nooks and update the software again before Saturday

SFPS May 14th 2017 Match

Mothers Day so attendance was down to 42 shooters
I scored 14th overall and 1st in Limited Division
I didn't shoot consistently today and wasn't satisfied with my overall performance.
I've certainly done worse though.The shooting itself has become more subconcious.
That should leave more room to have a solid mental game. Right ?

I won't use the excuse that I have so much to do on the scoring because I can shoot
just as poorly out of town when I don't have to work the tech stuff.
I will just need tp spend some time training that aspect or the game and DO IT.

These vides are from Dirk. Diggler's channel

Thanks Dirk!

Stage 4 - Dark Alley - Our first stage of the day.
I get pretty busy before the first stage and I should have taken a couple minutes to visualize.
I didn't execute my plan here on the reload and threw a delta mike. Double engaged a target as well