Posted 24 October 2017 - 08:30 PM
Fundamentals Sat-Sun. I ended up shooting with a class of 11-12 Sat, and Sun we had 2 no shows for 10. We ran 2 bays, each with 2 drills and a 3rd bay for a stage. We started with line shooting and moved to increasingly speed oriented drills. After a half day of this (class skill level is the gating factor) we started alternating between 4 drills and the stage.
It’s been a while since I’ve seen a Fundamentals class - Ben’s style, focus, drills and efficiency continue to improve. I completely believe that a shooter of any level would benefit from this class - experts have really solid fundamentals.
For me? I feel I’ve made substantial improgement since my last class, BUT: Continue focus on basics - pulling the trigger straight at higher and higher levels of speed, distance and expectation. Gripping the gun as hard as I can. Looking to the center of the target. Sight discipline and not getting excited and squirting an extra bullet at a target when not required. Making the next target pull my gun to it on stages. Running stages more consistently - still too many errors, especially when pushing the envelope of my speed vs. skills.
On the bright side I was hitting Accelerator in 5.5s ish times, was pleased with my improvements in transitions, movement, shooting on the move and strong/weak hand shooting. I could hit some decent stage times but tend to start slow then get faster. Consistency needs to be another goal.
Everyone was sore and tired afterwards... Round count probably went around 1500. Happy students!
Skills and Drills 1 just completed - classes got imbalanced and this short class of 3 apparently went crazy and shot 2400 rounds each over 2 days. 2 male sisters from my local krewe and a ute who apparently kicked some butt on at least one of them.
Tomorrow: Skills and Drills class #2 starts with 6 students including me. Trying to get a good night’s sleep - I felt good last night but am unusually sore and aching 2nd half of today - not sure what’s up; hoping I’m not coming down with something. I badly want to make the most of the next 2 days,
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