Worked on 50 yard open targets today. Mainly Bill Drills with the occasional El Prez.
Learned a TON from today's practice session. 50 yards really teaches me visual patience, and knowing just how much or how little I need the sights to settle down before I fire the round again.
It was helpful to learn that, and then move forward and do a few 20 yard bill drills and try it there. I was able to get .35 splits at 20 yards with very good regularity all in the alpha or close charlie zone.
Granted I threw a metric fuck ton of mikes at 50, but near the end of the day I learned how to do that.
Also learned that in order to win at 50 yards you need to have a relaxed grip, and just let the gun cycle again. When I would introduce strong grip I would fuck up the trigger and then proceed to mess up the stage. So this was a fantastic learning thing.
Learned a lot about my trigger control, and I think I will start doing a lot more shooting at 50 yards. I see the massive benefits to it, and although its a bitch to walk 100 yards every time you shoot I still end up learning more at 50 than I do at any other distance. All I can think of is everything is magnified at that distance and the slightest fuck up ruins the whole stage.
Area 1 stages were posted today, and they look difficult. Not impossible, but difficult.
Almost every stage has a zebra target with hardcover or no shoots so I know that what I am practicing will pay massive dividends.
Tomorrow I am working on partials and SHO with Kenny. Should be able to post footage tomorrow, today I didn't record any because who wants to watch someone shoot 50 yard targets.