It's the night before my first level 2 match.
I went to the range today, and I just wanted to feel recoil again. I warmed up by group shooting at 7yds, and it was "ok" I guess, I was using the standard fare range silhouette. Shots were in the red, or close to it. Which is good for me.
I brought 200rds with me, and was using a par timer to my first attempt at a dot drill.
I only ran the target out to 3 yds, and the proceeded to be humiliated for the next 40 min or so. lol I think I attempted 4 strings, and I don't think I had more than 2 dot that all rounds were in. <dammit>
I then took it slow, and with no time.. at 3 yds I was able to at least put the shots in the dot the... but man.. gimme a break!
Trying to understand what I may have been doing.. I'm guessing a couple things.. 1: I wasn't gripping the gun as I needed to 2: My draw, just crazy inconsistent
Also, I think I need to build up the muscles for more precise movement. Everything just feels sloppy.. Nothing was "crisp" but again.. I guess that will come with more reps and familiarity.
I went to the place where this match was being held.. I walked the stages briefly, kind of got a lay of the land. where registration is going to be.. So that was cool.
I made it home.. and I dry fired a bit.
Worked on draws some more 1 sec par.. still not making it. Broke it down a bit.. has a .2 par to see if I could get my strong hand on the gun, and weak hand over in a position to receive my strong hand. I felt I was making that, BUT my strong hand wasn't consistently landing on the gun where I felt it needed to.. So, I was reacting on time, but placement still needs work.
Moved par to .6, goal here was to react, bring gun up, and have weak hand meet the gun, but not present it to the target (being a lightswitch plate) Results were hit or miss, but mostly miss.
From there I moved par back to 1 sec, and attempted full draws. I still wouldn't say I'm there, but dd "feel" like I had a bit more time. I'm still just throwing the gun up there for the most part, which I can only hope that reps over time will resolve this.
Everything is put away.. and ready to go for tomorrow. We'll see how it goes!