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#1 Tarrou

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 12:52 PM

New to action pistol shit, just getting started. 

 

I've started practice, both dry-fire and live, and am trying to get a handle on what I should be practicing, and at what point I should start adding new skills. 

 

Up to now, I've focused on draw, reload and transitions for about two months. I've made progress, but there seems to be a pretty large gap between where I plateau and where the guys who can actually shoot are. 

 

When should I start working on other skills, and which should get priority? How fast is fast enough to move on?


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#2 racetaco

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 01:00 PM

Accuracy
Visual processing
Shot calling
Stage planning

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 01:05 PM

Practice it all, fuck it all up, fix the fuckups. Some things like visual focus will be rather universal across skills.


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 02:00 PM

The easy answer is get Ben's books and work through them systematically.

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 02:02 PM

Not my usual wank mags, but I'll give it a go



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Posted 10 June 2018 - 02:12 PM

Dremels usually don't make your hands dirty...
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Posted 10 June 2018 - 03:43 PM

The easy answer is get Ben's books and work through them systematically.

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Fuck reloaded, if you ain’t got the originals you’re a damn poser.


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 04:12 PM

Hardcore poser here...

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 04:20 PM

Fuck reloaded, if you ain’t got the originals you’re a damn poser.


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Hardcore poser here...

 

The reloaded versions are significantly improved.


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 04:23 PM

Randomly switch between half a dozen different guns and divisions.
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Posted 10 June 2018 - 04:25 PM

Randomly switch between half a dozen different guns and divisions.


I was under the impression that this practice could only make me more gooder...?
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#12 Tarrou

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 04:30 PM

Randomly switch between half a dozen different guns and divisions.

 

 

On it. Send me an open gun and a revolver. 



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Posted 10 June 2018 - 05:32 PM

Fuck that practice shit. Get a PCC, pick yourself some classifiers and you'll be a GM in a couple weeks.
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Posted 10 June 2018 - 07:25 PM

The easy answer is get Ben's books and work through them systematically.

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Not to be a capitalist dick, but I do have exactly what you want in book form.

If you no wanna buy then PM me a shipping address and my boys will mail them to you. 



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Posted 10 June 2018 - 07:33 PM

To quote the author of such stupid books, "everything, all the time." 

 

The systematic process was and is the correct answer. 


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 08:46 PM

Not to be a capitalist dick, but I do have exactly what you want in book form.

If you no wanna buy then PM me a shipping address and my boys will mail them to you.


An even better plan is to take Ben’s classes. Yes, you will get another book but pay it forward and give/sell your spare book to an aspiring buddy.
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Posted 10 June 2018 - 10:58 PM

Fuck that practice shit. Get a PCC, pick yourself some classifiers and you'll be a GM in a couple weeks.

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 07:53 AM

Not to be a capitalist dick, but I do have exactly what you want in book form.

If you no wanna buy then PM me a shipping address and my boys will mail them to you. 

 

Shit!! Had I known I could have scored a free book I would have saved my money on the class!!



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Posted 11 June 2018 - 08:03 AM

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 09:20 AM

This meme has been played out already, get some new material.

 

As far as simple ways to get better, get you some dryfire material. I don't have Ben's books but hear they are good. I have an Anderson book (Refinement and Repetition) and it is quite helpful. I assume you have a timer, but if you don't then that is the first thing, even before a book.

 

In the beginning though, work on the basics. Lots of transitions. Lots of reloads. Lots of shooting things in the middle. I wouldn't stress too much about working on your draw, since every single drill will have one. Be honest with what you are seeing in the sights. Be honest in your trigger pull. Lots of people can do a 4.0 El Prez in dryfire, yet very few can do that in live fire. This, simply put, is because they lie to themselves during dry fire. Don't be that person. Accept that you are gonna suck at the beginning, and just work at it to suck less.

 

For quite awhile when I was new to the sport I shot an El Prez every time I went to the range, very first thing. Shooting it cold gave me a good benchmark of where I was compared to before. It is also good because it has a HHF/benchmark to compare yourself to. It doesn't have to be an El Prez, but I do think that this is a good training tool. Maybe you prefer to use Accelerator, 6R6 (El prez w/o a turn), etc but it just needs to be something you can set consistently practice session to practice session. 


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