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#1 Colonel_klink

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 06:06 PM

I started this to track my progress in Production and Open. I actually joined the USPSA as an associate member, which I thought I’d never do, to actually get classified.

The boring shit starts here. Probably never update it either since I barely dry fire and I don’t have access to a close outdoor range to practice at.

But who cares.
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Posted 29 August 2018 - 06:22 PM

Well, you're on a USPSA forum so becoming a member is a definite start.



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Posted 30 August 2018 - 10:43 AM

Only one direction to go from DFL, unless you want to fight for that honor

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 11:06 AM

Only one direction to go from DFL, unless you want to fight for that honor

Well, it was more a club match of about 120 people where I came in at the bottom third that really spurred this decision to try and aim for the top third.

I’d still consider it mostly a win since Ive been doing USPSA style shooting for about 5 months and it was my first time at an outdoor range with a ton of gimmicks I’ve never had to navigate before.


Have to find the right balance between having fun and taking it seriously, I guess.

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 11:11 AM

Well, you're on the official USPSA forum so becoming a member is a definite start.

 

FIFY


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#6 Colonel_klink

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 07:01 AM

Steel at 20 yards is my fucking kryptonite.

Bombed one stage yesterday, and totally blew another on purpose because of four pieces of steel that just would not jump in front of my shots.

I’ll chalk it up to my inexperience with handling the new pistol. Damn embarrassing when I can bust A’s regularly on paper from that distance. More range time with precision shots on dots or circles needed.

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 07:19 AM

I was running plate racks the other day at 10 yards, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35.

Oddly, It gets harder with increasing distance.
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Posted 31 August 2018 - 08:04 AM

I was running plate racks the other day at 10 yards, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35.

Oddly, It gets harder with increasing distance.


The really sad part was that I was taking my time lining up the shots and STILL ran a mag dry at the start of the stage. At that point I knew it was over and just decided to fail spectacularly.

Silver lining is I didn’t come in last.......so at least that saved what was left of my shredded ego.

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 08:42 AM


 

Well, it was more a club match of about 120 people where I came in at the bottom third that really spurred this decision to try and aim for the top third.

I’d still consider it mostly a win since Ive been doing USPSA style shooting for about 5 months and it was my first time at an outdoor range with a ton of gimmicks I’ve never had to navigate before.
 

 

What do you consider "gimmicks"?



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Posted 31 August 2018 - 09:59 AM

I think in this context he just means random shit he's never mentally dealt with before. Ex. chair starts, swingers, whatever.



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Posted 31 August 2018 - 11:56 AM

The really sad part was that I was taking my time lining up the shots and STILL ran a mag dry at the start of the stage.

See the sight lift, yo. If you’re focused on the target to in order to the bullet impact or the steel fall, you aren’t going to hit it.

It’s that simple. But simple things aren’t easy. Not at first, anyway.

Or just say fuck it, and buy a PCC like everyone else.
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#12 Colonel_klink

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 01:13 PM



What do you consider "gimmicks"?


What Peally said. Swingers, low targets over barriers etc shit you can get away with at an outdoor range as opposed to all targets having to have the backstop behind them at the indoor range.

#13 Colonel_klink

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 01:52 PM

See the sight lift, yo. If you’re focused on the target to in order to the bullet impact or the steel fall, you aren’t going to hit it.

It’s that simple. But simple things aren’t easy. Not at first, anyway.

Or just say fuck it, and buy a PCC like everyone else.


I literally mind fucked myself into missing it feels like. However, I did keep looking down range to see if my shots connected...

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 02:11 PM

Stop looking at the plates, look at your front sight and see if it has white all around it.  At the end go back and clean up what you missed.


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#15 Colonel_klink

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Posted 05 September 2018 - 04:54 PM

DA, follow up shot and cadence drills at the range after changing out some springs and things.

Still have a tendency to jerk the trigger due to being used to low pull striker polymer guns and a SA open gun.

Started hammer down/ low ready to at least be able to simulate bringing it up to eye level and squeezing off that first shot. Target had 6 in. bullseyes at 2 4 8 10 and center. Put one DA shot top left and went clockwise around putting two more shots on each. Then reversed. Then “x” pattern.

Results were mixed. Started out slow and worked up in trigger/transition speed. Found a comfortable balance of speed and accuracy then pushed beyond it and noticed a steep fall off in accuracy.

Definitely need to invest in a shot timer to keep track.

Also sucks because one can only do so much at an indoor range.

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Posted 05 September 2018 - 05:36 PM

... You don't have a timer? Get the fuck out and don't come back until you do. 


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Posted 05 September 2018 - 06:56 PM

... You don't have a timer? Get the fuck out and don't come back until you do.


Off to find me a sugar momma......

#18 Colonel_klink

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 01:23 PM

Match report:

Moved up to the middle of the pack as opposed to bottom of the barrel on my second time out with the Shadow 2. Improved accuracy and speed, fewer C’s than normal.

Reload timing and mental prep were the main issues.

Exhibit A
One stage with three positionsm with 5 - 4 - 5 targets. Barney round for good measure and still fumbled, running the mag dry without thinking, when it should have been two simple mag changes.

I attribute this to still having the Open “hose and run” mentality. One of the guys there jokingly mentioned “when you’re shooting production, if you’ve shot at ANYTHING it’s probably time to reload”

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 04:44 PM

I literally mind fucked myself into missing it feels like. However, I did keep looking down range to see if my shots connected...

1. Gotta have a great grip....find one, learn one or steal one.
2. Gotta be able to see what the sights look like....might need to get your eyes polished for that
3. Must. Above all else. Run the trigger and keep the sights perfectly aligned, NO MOVEMENT

And, grip the ever loving shit outta the gat....grip that fucker like it owes you pussy or weed or something!!!

#20 Colonel_klink

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 10:04 AM

1. Gotta have a great grip....find one, learn one or steal one.
2. Gotta be able to see what the sights look like....might need to get your eyes polished for that
3. Must. Above all else. Run the trigger and keep the sights perfectly aligned, NO MOVEMENT

And, grip the ever loving shit outta the gat....grip that fucker like it owes you pussy or weed or something!!!


I’d agree with all of that. Sight alignment not a problem, however I think my grip may be uneven in strength. Either that or I’m milking the grip on the DA pulls. Frequently get low left DA shots with the SA being right on.




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