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I agree with shooting your speed. The one stage I actually shot like I shot I did really well, 3rd place in my division and 16th over all. The rest of them I was going too fast and completely messed up my stage plan.

So next match this Sunday, I'll be taking it slower and try to be more consistent. As I tend to shoot pretty well when I'm not missing targets or forgetting to reload and going to slidelock.

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On 12/20/2016 at 3:32 AM, Hi-Power Jack said:

It sure beats Polaroid mode ....    :wacko:

I can't seem to get past the cave man drawing mode. lol 

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On ‎10‎/‎16‎/‎2016 at 7:03 PM, CraigEcash86 said:

In a lot of things I do I push myself hard. But I've noticed in shooting USPSA I found out that it's better not to over think the run. Make a simple plan and go with the flow. 

I have noticed the same thing, often I would watch the super squad and try and copy what they did, well I found out that what works for them does not work for me, I try and find out what flows for me on a stage.  After a while it became easier.  Don't try and count the steps just find a way that keeps you flowing in a positive manner

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On ‎2‎/‎24‎/‎2017 at 4:12 PM, mrasam said:

I have stopped paying attention to other shooters stage plans and just shoot the one I came up with even if it is completely opposite what everyone else is doing.

That's something I try to do myself, I think its just better to stick to what plan feels right to you and try not to get distracted by the other peoples plans. I also like the KISS rule because once that buzzer goes off things change (mentally) and the simplest plan usually is the easiest one to remember and do. I also have short term memory problems so its even more important for me to keep things simple if I can. I'm getting out of production class because the extra planning that's involved for a 10rd mag limit it just adds so much more planning and remembering it really is very difficult for me, not saying I don't like a challenge though lol

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Mag changes are also fun so maybe as I get better with my planning and shooting one day ill go back to production.

Edited by sean_stw

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I am just a C class shooter, old knees, eyes that work on a per minute basis, but I can still clearly remember the best stage I ever ran. The memory is so clear because it was one of those rare times I ran the stage as I planned, and can still visualize that stage.

The key was I don't remember running it. When it was over, I could not really recall how I did it, only felt it was run correctly. That state of mind is where i wish i could stay when  I run all of the stages. 

Edited by mont1120
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2 hours ago, mont1120 said:

, I could not recall how I did it, only felt it was run correctly. That state if mind is where i wish i could stay when  I run all of the stages. 

 

Now that I'm 73 years old, I'm ALWAYS in that State of Mind ....    :ph34r:

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On 11/12/2016 at 8:54 AM, abb1 said:

The toughest part of thinking is your mag changes (in Canada). Shooting IPSC with high capacity mags, there was a lot less thinking as when you seen the target, you just shoot. With 10 rd capacity, you have to coordinate the changes in between targets. If you have 5 targets and plan a mag change, well if you have a miss and have to shoot that extra round, or if you forget to change in between each target group, it messes your entire stage up. Too much thinking is a major handicap and can be frustrating, but it is a real challenge with limited mag capacity.

 

Felt that way at first when I switched from limited to production. After some number of matches it seems like it all just gets to be automatic and trying to do a good job executing the extra reloads is fun. 

 

Shot limited at a couple matches last year, had a hard time stopping myself from doing reloads whenever several shots were followed by a fairly long movement. 

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I used to focus heavily on stage plans during walkthroughs.  Then I would watch the "good" shooters go and decide to change my plans to mirror them.  Pretty fair to say that hurt me more then it helped.

 

Now I take about a minute or so and walk a stage to get a plan for my current skills.  Then I just walk away and wait for the start.  I watch other shooters go and if there is some huge eye opening thing I missed that works with my current skills I may incorporate it into my plan. 

 

but 90% of the time I stick to my plan and I generally am more successful...... and happy

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