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  1. Match "approach"?

    The answer to your question depends on the level of skill of the competitor AND having the discernment to objectively judge your own skill relative to the expected performance of your competition. I think you should distinguish the concepts of "mindset" and "expectation" because they can be very different.
  2. Whats next?

    exactly.
  3. Whats next?

    I suggest you divest yourself of the concept of "double taps". Every shot fired is separate and distinct, with its own acceptable sight picture. It may be helpful to think in terms of percentage of total points shot rather than counting mikes and deltas, which doesn't always tell the whole story. Your goal typically should be 90% + or else you are dropping too many points.
  4. Cm 06-04

    Improved on my score from May. Production division - 9/23/17 40 points 2.69 seconds 14.8699 HF 100%
  5. Whats next?

    You have to hit the targets to score points. If you struggle with mikes then you need to train to be able to make the shots first. Minor scoring is not a concern at this point, in fact, I'd say it is beneficial to force you to shoot more alphas. You only draw once per stage. That's not where the time savings will come from. The time will be found in movement between positions, correct positioning (minimizing foot shuffle/hunting for targets), and transitions. The nature of hit factor scoring is such that, from the beep to the last shot, your HF is always variable. You are either increasing or decreasing your hit factor. Any time you are not actively scoring points, your HF is dropping. Thus, it follows that any time you are actively firing shots, they need to be maximizing potential points (alphas) and any time you are not actively firing shots, you need to be moving to the next position and performing other tasks (reloading, etc.) in the most efficient manner possible.
  6. RO talking to shooter after LMR

    Talking is not fun. Winning is fun.
  7. I see. I imagine the class distribution curves are very similar among the divisions. Would be nice if someone more savvy than me would make a chart. In a qualitative sense, a shooter will probably advance fastest if he shoots in a division that is deepest/most talented in his locality. This varies from region to region. Advancement is a function of individual effort more than any inherent trait of a specific division.
  8. That seems arbitrary. What is your goal? To simply have higher classifications or to become a better shooter/win matches?
  9. Switching divisions

    Depends on if you want to be good and win or if you're okay just having fun.
  10. There are elements from IPSC that would make typical USPSA matches more interesting. I don't think anyone has advocated adopting IPSC flavor wholesale.
  11. Lets talk about training

    I can speak to this. My default is very conservative and cautious. Accuracy came easy but it was a struggle to learn to be fast. Last winter, a local veteran GM open shooter made a very helpful suggestion, which was to take a few local matches and only focus on one thing or one goal. Use them to experiment and try something new, whether it was technique, mindset, approach, whatever. So for the next few matches I showed up and my sole focus was to have the lowest raw time in production. Results be damned, that's the only reason I showed up that day. And a funny thing happened. My points stayed about the same. I was shocked. But I started whipping people with whom I previously ran neck and neck. I started winning stages on the regular. I was blown away by the potential I had been keeping locked up out of fear. When I took the shackles off and just gave myself the freedom to attack a stage and be really aggressive, the results improved as a side effect. Plus shooting became fun again instead of being stressful and nerve wracking. Now I am not saying to be careless. There are growing pains as you improve speed. I had to learn some throttle control and when to rein it back in or fire up the afterburner when the situation calls for it, but give yourself the freedom to do what you know how to do. What you train hard to do. Local matches are the perfect setting to experiment with this and just let the artificial limitations go. The opportunity cost is low and the potential reward is high!
  12. Lets talk about training

    Production GM 30-60 min each night except on match days. Sometimes I'll take a day off as required to recover, but it's infrequent. I listen to my body. I have dry fired seriously since mid 2014. I loosely follow the Stoeger books, supplemented by my own programming depending on my short term goals and overarching focus for the year. I live fire a few times a month except during major match season prep or pre-match, in which case I live fire 3-4 times a week for very short, single drill sessions. I've trained with Ben twice. My training is showing progress but probably not sufficient with which to win a national championship. I don't do any mental specific focused training, but I feel like that's included in the normal training process if you're doing it right. I'm aware generally what the top guys do, but not specific to any one guy. I probably can guess what Ben's training looks like.
  13. Lets talk about training

    *LIKE* This is the stone cold truth.
  14. Does dry fire really help?

    They both have said they shoot six figures worth of live rounds every year.
  15. CM 99-42

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