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zen_grasshopper and yellow fiber

I did live fire training today with an excellent instructor who shall remain nameless.
Thanks Jon. ;)

We went through a ton of fundamentals drills basically validating the dryfire drills from last week.
He identified some core weaknesses some of which are scars which I'll need to work out this winter
but others can be remedied much quicker so fix these first and then work on field course skills
just some quick notes I started ...

more grip WH and less grip pressure strong hand
look first eye speed; eyes lead even the head
did some counting aloud cadences drills and my transitions we double the slits.
this got better and for continued improvement received good explanation of
slower and then speeding up counting and then spreading targets and repeat
big ol flinch spotted heading north at 4 fps
trigger press greater than sight alignment especially at close range - demo
target difficulty determines how much time for sight picture. wait for it . watch the sight rise and settle (dirt shoot on occasion)
trigger speed - loosen strong hand grip - also causing low left from clenching probably

the Tuesday special

more dryfire ..mmmm.... tonight's menu includes:
Tuesday, July 28th
5 minutes – Slow fire trigger control – my version
5 minutes - Draw Component drill – No trigger press - .8 par
5 minutes - Trigger Control at Speed – 1 second par time
5 minutes - Transition Component Drill - 3 targets 10 yards simulated, wide setup, 3 to 4 yards apart simulated. 2.1 par.
5 minutes – 6 reload 6 - 10 yards, 1 yard apart simulated, 3 targets. Draw and shoot 2 on each, reload, 2 on each. Hands at sides and hands at surrender. 4.2 second par. Right to left and left to right.
5 minutes – Draw Component Drill – No trigger press - .8 par but cover half of target with a no shoot.
3 minutes – Slow Fire Trigger Control – my version

Triple Whammy

So after dryfire pretty regularly this winter and spring,. I started to develop pain in my elbows (especially the right one) , forearms and wrists.
I went to a specialist who diagnosed tennis elbow (outside), golfers elbow (inside) and carpal tunnel syndrome.
He said it was probably severe enough to require surgery. However, we would try less invasive methods first to see
if the condition improved

So they send me over to the Occupational Therapy where they give me a wrist brace, a forearm brace and a splint.
They told me to take 16 advil a day and call if it hurt my stomach. It did bother my stomach so I switched to 500 Mg naproxen twice a day and two Tylenol when it really acts up
The splint is so I can't bend my arm at night and while it does help, it takes a while to be able to sleep soundly with it.
They also gave me a set of exercises (attached) which also help.

Bloody Mondays

Monday, July 27th
3 minutes – Slow Fire Trigger Control – my version
5 minutes – Transition Component Drills standard spacing
5 minutes – Reloads, follow book.
5 minutes – Bill Drill
STOP. Didn't take any allieve or use compression band. Ouch.
#5 minutes – 3 Grasp – 5 yard simulated target. Draw 2 shots freestyle, 2 shots strong hand only, 2 shots weak hand only. 3.5 seconds
#5 minutes – 180 degree transitions. Follow book.
#3 minutes – Slow fire trigger control – my version

reloaded 200 gauged and boxed 100

Saturday Sunday

live fire practice

morning
Saturday, July 25th
5 minutes - Slow Fire Trigger Control - my version
5 minutes - Trigger Control at Speed – 1.1 second par time
5 minutes – Reload Component Drill – 1.0 second par time
5 minutes – 90 degree Transitions – Corner of room, 90 degrees for transitions, draw 2 on each. 1.8 second par.
5 minutes – Bill Drill – 7 yards simulated, hands at side or surrender, draw and 6 shots in A. 1.8 par time.
5 minutes – Slow Fire Trigger Control – my version

live fire practice stage modified three times

Friday, July 24th

Friday, July 24th
3 minutes - Slow fire trigger control - my version.do the trigger like its a woman
5 minutes - 4 Aces - 1 target, 7 yards simulated. Draw fire 2, reload fire 2. Par time 2.8 seconds.
5 minutes - Draw Component drill - 1 target, 10 yards simulated. No trigger press. Par time .8 seconds. Are you getting closer to beating it more consistently? Try hands at surrender, it shouldn’t be any slower. Try holding a prop you have to drop, same speed?
5 minutes - Transition Component Drill - 3 targets 10 yards simulated, wide setup, 3 to 4 yards apart simulated. Draw and 2 on each, left to right and right to left. Par time 2.2 seconds.
5 minutes - Table Starts - Gun unloaded on table with mag next to it. On beep load and get an acceptable sight picture on a 10 yard target with no trigger press. Play with different methods of racking the gun to see if anything is faster than overhand racking. Remember economy of motion will be the fastest. Start par at 1.5 seconds and adjust accordingly.
3 minutes - Strong Hand only draw - 10 yards, 1 target. Draw, no trigger press. .8 second par time.

Drop in the bucket

Took last night off dryfire for yardwork and to reload.
Adjusted powder charge up to 4.5 titegroup for the 180gr bayou bullets. Need to chrono that again. Received 2500 pieces of brass from fast & friendly. Tumbled half so far.

one click amazon is crack

vibra-prime and cool kid shoes.
The vibra prime took me a while to improve technique like kermit said.
It would have probably have been faster manually on the first four tubes but the last one went pretty well
I'll take it up North on Thursday with some winchester primers and have Skippy tweak it a bit.

five more minutes

Stuff for tonight: (Thurs)
5 minutes - Slow Fire Trigger Control - my version
5 minutes – Draw Component Drill - No trigger press - Start 10 yards simulated, and then 25 yards simulated. .8 second par for 10 yards, 1.0 seconds for 25 yards.
5 minutes - Trigger Control at Speed. Blank wall with no target, don’t aim at a particular spot. Draw and press the trigger, par 1.2 seconds. Watch the sights.
5 minutes - Transition Component drills, par time 2.0 seconds. Watch the sights, and call good shots. Right to left and left to right.

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