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  1. How often do you live fire? In your original post you mention every 6 weeks. You should be doing a lot more live fire if you want faster times. As good as dry fire is it can not replace live fire. Take transition for example. In dry fire you only worry about a good sight picture, possibly a trigger press then move to the next target. Once going live you now have to overcome recoil too. It's going to be slower and until you train the recoil management it will probably be a lot slower than dry fire. There is a lot more going on movement wise. The recoil is not simply gun up gun down but there will be time spent getting the sights back on target. Depending on stance, grip, moving while shooting, and a lot more you will have to do a lot more work to regain that sight picture compared to dry fire. Dry fire with out the proper amount of live fire can be detrimental too. Same example of transitions. If you practice them in dry fire a lot and rarely live fire you may find yourself pulling off of targets at a match. Misses every where and you don't call them. Well, your training tells your brain that you aquired a good sight picture and it's now time to move on. Your live fire training tells your brain to wait on the sights to lift before you move to the next target.
  2. There has been some discussion here about grip, recoil springs, chest muscles and other things to put the gun back on target. Yes grip, recoil springs, stance and set up all help to control recoil but they don't "drive" the gun. None of these things are going to put the gun back to the A zone. Much like on transition from target to target, you have to physically put the gun back in the A zone. J.J. Racaza does s good job of explaining this in the following video. Don't wait on the sights to be back where it belongs, put them back. On 15 plus yard targets (especially partials) I would not shoot while the sights are in motion, not an acceptable sight picture. I would say these shooters are better at getting the gun ready to fire again.
  3. I had a similar problem. I went from a Glock to a 2011 about a year ago. The gun seemed to be slightly pointed to the left for me. Seemed as though the larger grip and the thumb safety was there reason. What was a good grip on the Glock was not good on the new gun. A lot of slow draws and dry fire squared it away.
  4. I got match bumped in Limited and Production...felt very good about moving to A that way. My classifier percentages finally caught up when I started practicing classifier type of stages...a lot. Every practice session I would set up targets the same distance apart (with or with out no shoots) about 7-10 yards away. My classifiers slowly crept up. I still shoot classifiers slower than the guys I finish with at matches though.
  5. The worst part to me about reshoots at L1 matches is the bottle neck it creates! Sucks to be on a good pace with no real wait until you find a squad who always seems to have multiple reshoots per stage. Just sitting and waiting now for probably mostly BS reshoots.
  6. The worst part to me about reshoots at L1 matches is the bottle neck it creates! Sucks to be on a good pace with no real wait until you find a squad who always seems to have multiple reshoots per stage. Just sitting and waiting now for probably mostly BS reshoots.
  7. Not angry anymore just haven't changed online profiles.
  8. I think the system works pretty good. HF is just points scored per second, so of course speed counts. Then whoever shoots that particular stage the best (speed and points both considered) earns more points. Misses and no shoots count plenty in my opinion. If you don't think so then find a shooter that is very close to your skill level. The guy you go back and forth with every match. I would wager the one with more misses and no shoots looses, regardless of time. I think one major key to accepting the scoring is knowing exactly who you are competing with. If you are a B shooter that shoots clean but a M shooter has one miss and beats you for the match, then he is just better. His other stages were probably much much better.
  9. I had a similar issue with my Eagle. The round would be out of the magazine but stuck 1/2 or 3/4 of the way into the chamber. Sometime I could just easily push the slide into battery but sometimes it wsa straight stuck. Great suggestions above. Definitely rule out ammo and magazines. However, the gun should be able to run factory and reloaded ammo. Once I ruled out ammo and mags I took it to a local gun smith. It ended up being a bad extractor. Too much tension. The extractor was pushing the round into the chamber and causing the malfunctions. Once he tuned a new extractor the gun has run 100% with everything I have put through it. Just another issue it could be.
  10. One thing I did was find a local shooter who was better than me (by a lot, GM) and just asked for help. The main thing I learned was how to train and how to "shoot" USPSA. One thing I have been doing is looking at match video, comparing the stages to the better shooters and coming up with a month of dry fire and live fire drills based on that. Example: I was loosing alot of time and my actual shooting was just as fast. I was moving fast but extremely inefficient moving in and out of positions. So for a month my main focus was getting into and out of shooting positions. Seems to be helping, won overall at a local match for the first time in November.
  11. Ahhh...the lock nut on the bottom make sense. That should fix the problem. Thanks
  12. I just switched to .40. Loading on a Dillon 650 and using some Lee dies. Prevously I loaded 9mm with dillon dies and everyting was perfiect and I never had any issues with my ammo. Now with the new caliber and dies I am having a problem. I cant seem to get my sizer die low enough to size all the way down, there just arent enough threads on the die. Found this to be a problem because about 1 out of 100 rounds wont chamber due to the case not being sized correctly at the bottom. At lease I think its a sizing issue but could it just be a brass issue?
  13. I think they take take the GMs into account, along with everything else. The reason I say that is for this: At A6 this year I shot production B class. I won B class and was 2nd in A class. I shot 77% of the winner. There were a good many GMs shooting production. My new classification after the match was A and the percent was 77%. My classifiers still only avereged 74% at that time. I don't think they would bump you if you finished 77% of say a M class shooter. The fact that there are multiple GMs shooting is how they assume you shot at "a level high enough to be considered a national standard."
  14. Some things I make sure to have in every live fire and dry fire session that I would possibly include (depending on the level of shooters): -Movement into and out of positions. -Target Transitions (close easy arrays and hard transitions like steel and partials) -Since I shoot production I try to throw moving reloads in as much as possible (start with static reloads for technique) I think this is the type of thing you might be looking for.
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