This may be a divergence from the norm a bit. I have zero illusions of being some death stalker, or ultra-competitive GM. The goal is to punch above my weight in regards to level of effort given.. lol
I don't practice.. well at least not in any real measurable way. At least not in any consistent manner.
What I do tend to be able to do is glean technique from watching... I also am able to break concepts down mentally, and then apply them physically..
A re-cap of the last few months..
Feb- Heard about USPSA, AFTER talking to a old Navy buddy who wanted to start shooting three gun.. I thought that sounded cool.. So I said I'd do that with him..
March- bought guns(well, game guns) because, you know.. it's the gear that wins the match after all.. Started listening to Ben's podcast.. after being turned onto it from a guy at a match I observed before buying any guns...
April- I think I shot my first match.. didn't dq (nice) didn't finish last (bonus) finished bottom of middle 1/3 (unexpected)
Fast forward: I've now shot 3 USPSA matches, 2 Falling Steel, 1 3 gun, and 1 Steel Challenge.. I think finishes are like 50% of points?? Again.. I could be being VERY generous to myself. But the last match I shot was a Steel Challenge, which I won my division (limited) which is why I asked if that was the dregs of action shooting... I feel I should have been stomped..
Near future.. I am going to shoot my first level 2 match, and see how much I really DO suck.. and try not to embarrass myself. Again.. it's just a gauge..