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  1. csailer

    Warming Up

    I know it's a super late post, but I do this at every major. I started doing this leading up to my first area match win, as I saw more value in mental and physical prep the day of the match. At nationals I simply would tape up my hands in the hotel, put my rig on, and dry fire draws, movement, reloads, and more for about 20 minutes. This made it so that when I warmed up on the practice range I already felt comfortable with the gun.
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    Open gun lengths

    I completely agree. It comes down to HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT. I'm a full-time college student with access to my gun once every other weekend and time to shoot about 500 rounds. I just have the drive to compete and win, and will do anything in my power to get to that level. I've realized that at a young age when I said things like, "Of course he's going to beat me, he's a professional, or he shoots x amount of rounds a year and lives on the range". That negative talk is what separates the best shooters. Work with what you have and push yourself. As far as the guns go, I believe middy or shorty is best. The transition speed is great and have the same low recoil impulse. Shay builds baller guns at all lengths, but I'm really liking my middy. Unfortunately I tried a shorty at nats and loved that too.
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    Classifier vs match bump

    You're too kind ? good points in here
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    3rd Place Open Nationals

    Haha, thank you! I'm trying to find a way to do both. Currently in my pledge quarter in a fraternity at the University of Washington. It takes a lot of work but can balance both.
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    3rd Place Open Nationals

    Yes sir. I played baseball up until this year (freshman in college). The footwork from the infield directly transfers, as well as fast eye speed and interpreting data quickly. I also hate to lose and learn a lot from it, which is key.
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    3rd Place Open Nationals

    Thank you all! I started competitively shooting when I was 14, and have been going strong since. Starting young is key. If you look at the top pros, max, kc etc, they all have started at a young age with strong parental support.
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    Classifier vs match bump

    I could almost never make GM on classifiers. I got bumped from winning area 3, which I think was the best way possible. I'd much rather have that then getting it by gaming a bunch of classifiers and doing a lot of math. I assume a lot are from classifiers as it's hard to get bumped
  8. Hi, Thought I'd share my video from Optics Nationals. Very blessed to place 3rd in such a talented field at age 18 at my first nationals. Excited for next year! Would be happy to answer any training, match, or equipment questions you have.
  9. csailer

    3rd Place Open Nationals

    Hi, Thought I'd share my video from Optics Nationals. Very blessed to place 3rd in such a talented field at age 18 at my first nationals. Excited for next year! Would love to share training or match tips if anyone would like. .
  10. csailer

    Learning to call your shot?

    Calling your shots is critical to shooting well. Take a shot up target and put a clean target on the back. Shoot through the shot target into the white back of the next target. Then you can't see your holes. Shoot 2 and tell your training buddy where they are, go behind the target and see how u did
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    Grip is key?

    Dry fire can help a lot with acquiring a good grip. practice drawing from weird positions, aka seated, hands touching barrel or start stick. This is where I see people getting their worst grips
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    Cold Hands

    I shoot in the cold pnw. Get a bunch of warm underlayers and coats. I just strip them off when I'm on deck. Long johns and under armor are the key
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    Moving Targets

    I'd just bite the bullet and go reset it every time. I like to train for harder movers so the ones in the match are super easy. I recommend shooting partials at swingers progressively farther and set it up so you can shoot it on a few passes. Focus on calling your shots.
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    Transition training help

    Another good drill is setting up 2 steel targets and emptying a mag back and forth between them. it can definitely help speed up your eye speed That's all practice is for really, speeding up how fast you can interpret information
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    Shooting Groups in practice.....ideas?

    I'd definitely hit some draws (some from different start positions) and table starts. As far as shooting goes, for just lanes I use 2 uspsa targets. I usually use an open and tuxedo target. I'd just draw and shoot them a bunch and do some strong and weak hand shooting. Focus on tracking your dot or sights and getting more comfortable behind the gun. Push your eye speed and have a good time