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  • Birthday 01/01/1966

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  1. Very late with this post in honor of Jimmie. He was the first to welcome me to the Wednesday night pin shooters in Micanopy, FL. Running late one night trying to improve and practice my accuracy at the range I did not know the range was closed. Jimmie was early as usual for the weekly pin shoot and he welcomed me to stay and shoot with the group. At the time I knew nothing of any kind of competition shooting, let alone what USPSA or IPSC was. The group welcomed me like I was family. Good times that I miss very much. Jimmie and his burnt fires at Sonny's barbecue. Thankyou Jimmie for t
  2. I just wanted to chime in and say that I enjoy your post, and the videos. I don't think we've ever met but I hope to one day. Good luck to you and I'll keep following your progress and cheering you on. Chris Gainesville, FL
  3. I do the counting during my walk through, and plan the stage so I have extra rounds for make up shots at every array or shooting position. I pretty much stick by the old rule of thumb for the limited capacity divisions that when you're moving you're reloading. I only have one job for the conscious mind when the timer goes off and that is to call every shot. Any other thoughts like counting rounds is a distraction.
  4. No, wasted energy. I rehearse the best plan possible but still pay attention to other shooters, share ideas, and use something if it's better than my plan. The deceptive ones in my experience may gain a little something for a particular stage, but usually somebody in another squad has figured out the same thing. So, in the end there's no real advantage. Overall it's more of a disadvantage because other shooters may be less likely to share ideas with you.
  5. Good luck quitting, I quit for 4 years and got sucked back in... Chantix worked for me but it's not for everyone. Just started back on it. Haven't shot a match yet but I'm thinking better physical condition and healthier lungs would help with this sport as it would with any other. And each time I stop to buy a pack I look at the receipt, sigh and say "that coulda gone to powder..." Thanks for the words of support. I still haven't quit smoking or started working on any of my new years resolutions. I've actually not practiced or shot a match since early December. For the last three months I'v
  6. This the one, Grape? http://www.brianenos.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=223068&hl=%2Bby+%2Brelaxed%2C+%2Bmeant#entry2486173 Yep..Thanks
  7. Posted 19 October 2015 - 03:33 PM By "relaxed," I meant "not tense." I'd grip the pistol as hard as I could - with equal pressure from both hands - without introducing any tremor or "vibration." That's what Brian wrote for a similar topic a few months back...same forum. Sorry, I don't know how to paste links for other topics.
  8. It's been about five years since I've read the book, and it was borrowed, but I'm pretty sure you may have misread or misunderstood what he was saying. I'm pretty sure he recommended a firm and neutral grip. If he used the word relaxed he most likely was talking about having no tension. I guess you can say that's like being relaxed. I don't know about you but at first that seemed counterintuitive, but I quickly remembered the same concept being taught in Judo classes as a kid and some self defense courses later in life. Grip hard but with no tension in the arms and shoulders. Anyhow, on the
  9. I don't have a job that requires any kind of grip strength so I use the trainer and #1 CoC grippers to build and maintain grip strength. How much I use them depends on how much I'm shooting live fire. When I have the time and money to shoot 4 or 5 times a week and about 700 or 800 rounds, then I pretty much stop using the grippers. For me, anyhow, that amount of shooting pretty much wares my arms out. But, I'm 49 now, and my stamina and rebound ability isn't what it use to be. I also use some cheap light weight grippers I bought at Walmart for extended holds of about 30 seconds at a time.
  10. I might be a moron too because I'm quite certain timing is involved with my fastest splits and gradually becomes less of a factor as the split times increase. Timing as far as what is familiar with my gun and ammo is probably a factor in most every shot, or at least as far what I expect to see. At least that's the way it's seems with my shooting. But, I'm just a moron, so what do I know.
  11. The more strength the better, of course. But, does good recoil management have to equal less muzzle flip? Sure, the less muzzle flip the better and for most of us less muzzle flip is a goal or should be a goal in our recoil management, but if you can track your sights consistently and consistently bring the sights back to where they started or efficiently transfer the gun to the next target, does it really matter how much muzzle flip there is? Some of our top lady shooters and some very good male shooters have very noticeable muzzle flip, but also have very good control of the gun. I look at t
  12. Right on, so plainly spoken and easily understood. Doesn't seem like the importance of mechanics and technique is emphasized enough in many discussions.
  13. I rarely see anybody else take home used targets after a match, including the untouched no-shoot targets. Either they're not practicing, a target manufacturer is sponsoring them, or they're buying new targets. I actually know people that buy new targets for practice...and I totally don't get that. But, I'm being a bit hypocritical because I buy pasters to paste my used targets. My new years resolution is to use masking tape, instead. My new years resolutions to save money and buy more bullets: Quit smoking = lots more bullets Masking tape instead of buying pasters = more bullets Ea
  14. Don't' let your pride or ego keep you from being thrifty in order to finance your shooting. Pick up brass at local and major matches. Sell it to your buddies to help finance your shooting. Don't pass up the .22's either. They go in the scrap bucket along with the other rejected brass and gets turned in for cash once or twice a year. It takes about 6 .22 cases to make one 9mm case, but over time the weight adds up. I rarely pass up an opportunity to pick up aluminum cans. You only get about a penny a piece these days, but for each can that's one penny less I'm spending for a bulle
  15. Coming from a B class shooter that after about 5 years of competition shooting is still trying to figure things out, too, I think you're on the right track in figuring out what's best for you. That's really what it boils down to. I'm about the closest I've ever been in figuring out what works best for me, but I'm determined to never be satisfied. In other words, I'm determined to never be locked into only one "right" way of doing things, and hope to remain open to change. I've studied the grip of many shooters, and it boils down to a handful of top level shooters that I've kind of copied
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