I'll Probably stop updating this at some point based on my track record of sticking to a plan.
Shot my first season of USPSA last year and I'm all in now. I settled on open division and have a fancy new laser gun.
I picked up Dryfiring over the winter (Oct. or November?) and have stuck to it so far. I try to dryfire almost every day which has worked out on average to be about 4 days a week. Ive noticed improvement but would like to document it so I can review and keep track of things better.
I have Bens books and have learned the importance and application of dry firing. Before I thought dry firing was pulling the trigger without ammo. The structure of working out of his books has steered me in a good direction. I feel like I have an idea of how to get better now. I just picked up dryfire reloaded so I will be using that, I gave my original dryfire book to a friend so when I beat him in every match we shoot together he has no excuses. (he wont read it)
Im hoping that starting this thread will be a push to sticking to a schedule and achieving my goals in this sport and not getting derailed. I am going to set one day a week to live fire practice after work. looking like every Thursday. I have also told myself on a couple different occasions that I will wake up at 5 am to dry fire before work so I can still hit the gym 4-5 days a week and have no excuses as to why I didn't dry fire that day. I have yet to follow through with that though because I am lazy. Immediate goals change on a weekly basis. Putting them in writing I think is best for me.
Goals: short term
Dryfire everyday. Win local matches.
I will be shooting a classifier match April 1st so depending on where I land I will probably throw in the goal of make (insert class here) class.
I want to make GM but I don't think I can shoot matches at a GM level right now. So I guess a goal is to compete at a GM level at some point. Looking at what it takes to throw out GM scores on classifier stages isnt out of reach in my head. I think hitting 95% or higher is doable on classifiers. But Classifiers are more or less Stand and shoot so I dont know if being a paper GM is the best goal.
I spent last nights dry fire session setting up some of the classifiers I will be shooting. Some are easier than others. I set partimes that would be 100% if shot mostly a's. It was an eye opener.