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Lee B

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  1. Thanks for the feedback. Was going to buy a can of this.
  2. As Bruce said, enjoy the process. I had started to take a short break (normally 4-6 weeks) that essentially ended up me quitting the sport for six months and I realized that I wasn't having fun anymore. It was a PITA every time I picked up the gun to try to practice. Find whatever fun you can find in the process of training ... in my case, it is currently logging dry fire and live fire in a performance journal per Lanny Basham. Yes, writing a journal about my sessions make my practice fun and keeps me interested in my shooting; which should help me avoid burnout. Read that section in With Winning in Mind and pay close attention to the part where this is not a diary where you write about crap that happens. The idea of the performance journal is to document things you did well (to preserve the self-image) and to find answers to a problem that might be occurring; in a positive way. e.g.: Find a way to get even faster at entries. Solution: Dry fire "hard entries" from Ben's Skills and Drills book.
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    Frog Lube

    I'm game to try it again; this time with more applications and an overnight set in. I had only let it set for one hour for one application
  4. Lee B

    Frog Lube

    I tried the heat-n-treat method per the directions with a blow dryer on the slide and frame rails and barrel; watched a couple YouTube videos as well. I used their solvent to clean any oil from these areas. I understand it's a dry lube, but it really seemed to totally burn off after one 300 round session; the action wasn't as smooth as regular oil when I was done practicing. I might try not wiping it all off next time. For now, I'm back to "wet" lube and will experiment after the major match season. I'd like to see how it works in the winter months any how.
  5. This ^^^ It can be a drag when you're on deck and you have to reset the stage. Ask me how I know
  6. Lee B

    in your opinion...

    8-12 round dry fire mini-stages to work on reloads, entries, exits, transitions and ports. match video helps a bunch too
  7. check out the burn rate chart. it's what i use to compare what is available these days and what's close to Solo 1000, my powder of choice. https://www.hodgdon.com/burn-rate.html
  8. I like this exercise. I even tried it for a minutes during a staff meeting today. Worked wonders.
  9. he's sponsored by safariland, so my guess is that it's this holster http://www.safariland.com/DutyGear/product.aspx?pid=5199
  10. i have the red version of that folding wagon above but from dick's sporting goods. just started using it last week and it's great
  11. Ben's teaching style is fine. I was never bashed in class for making mistakes. Plus, this is a training course. We're supposed to be making mistakes so that they can be corrected. Part of that *is* performing under pressure and your mental game. We're there to learn and learn I did. A lot. Pressure isn't an instructor problem, it's a student problem. Kita - The pressure is all self-imposed. When we were doing six-reload-six dry fire I was doing fine until I saw Ben walking down the line out of the corner of my eye. *I* put pressure on myself to do better when the wheels fell off and dorked the reload. I put too much conscious thought into the whole thing instead of just executing the drill. Also, the more you're under different kinds of pressure, the easier it is to ignore. I botched some stages at the Carolina Cup last year because of cameras on me … by the time Nationals came around a couple months later I was able to ignore that stuff. A buddy said, "I wouldn't have been able to shoot with all those cameras around." I ended up not even noticing them. So, shoot more matches to get used to the pressure. It goes away as you focus more on the execution. Participate in more classes and accept that you'll make mistakes (esp mental one's) and you will indeed learn through experience on how to ignore the non-shooting related stuff and focusing on the fundamentals.
  12. I have the International and use the DOH attachment and use the belt attachment instead of the paddle. Good stuff.
  13. while you're on break, read Mastery by George Leonard. It will give you a different perspective on practice sessions and such.
  14. Yes, not the same gun, but I bring parts for G34 and the G19 will work in a pinch. This is okay in IDPA. Not sure about USPSA. Lee
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