Hey everyone. I've been reading everyone's range logs and I think they're pretty freakin cool. So I decided that one would probably help me improve my game too.
I'm NickBlasta and I've been a "shooter" for ten years. My shooting was purely recreational, square range 'sit and plink' style shooting. Which is fine I guess (it seems lame to me now), but there was no focus to it. In July 2014 I became somewhat unsatisfied with the amount of physical activity in my life. I started counting calories and took up physical hobbies. I lost 80lbs and now enjoy things like camping and hiking.
But man, I really wanted to do that action shooting thing I saw on the internet! Handily, in January 2015 I got asked by people at my wonderful new range to come out to their Tuesday-night plate rack match. It's a very interesting match where the setup is two 10 yard plate racks, one 25 yard plate rack, and two 10 yard poppers. You race your opponent to knock over your 10 yard plate rack, then your half of the 25 yard rack, then hit your popper, with two 6 round magazines. Whoever does more plates faster, wins. This was my first competitive shooting event ever and my experience shooting handguns before this was extremely limited (I always thought of myself more as a rifle guy), I got into the final round in my first match and had a lot of fun.
I did that every week, and since the match was shot by a lot of USPSA members... I got invited to come out and shoot matches. I got my USPSA safety check in February and then I went and shot a USPSA Multigun and the week after that, my first USPSA handgun match. I had purchased some gear, a belt, holster, and magazine pouches (Ghost360 yeah man), and went out.
Ever since then, I've been hooked. I'm not just here for the shooting but I'm hooked on improving. I spend huge amounts of time watching other people shoot on Youtube and analyzing why they do things, and try it myself in the match. I consume many shooting-related podcasts and I love the PPS.
Multigun remains a diversion for me. I thought it would be my primary interest at first but as of now I shoot it for fun. My focus on getting gooder is USPSA, and I hit every handgun match that I can. I tried Steel Challenge a few times and while it was fun, carnival-style shooting just doesn't really hold my interest.
What I shoot:
Open. I know there aren't many Open shooters here. Running fast and not reloading a lot might throw off the Production zen here. I apologize.
I must confess, prior to making B-Class I would dryfire maybe once a week. My 'training' was basically just 'shoot a lot of matches'. We have lots of matches up here (as many as 4 a week!) so I did see improvement just from that. Recently now I have adopted a dryfire schedule. I picked up Ben's books and have been doing drills for about an hour each day.
I'll post my training log, along with the updates from any matches I do.
Current downside for me is that my awesome range was closed down in a legal battle with the county, so I no longer get to go down in the awesome action bays for live fire practice. I need to find a new range to live fire at.
Immediate goal is to make A-Class. I feel I can make that happen in the next few months. I'm chomping at the bit for it, even. I'd also love to beat the Masters that I currently ride the coat-tails of.
Long term, make GM. I want dat GM card!