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  1. yeah right I shoot a 124 rainier ballistics bullet with 10.2 of Vit 3N38 or HS6
  2. 38 SC feeds better, is more reliable, more durable, softer, flatter, less violent, more expensive I do not have a brass sponsor, but yet still choose to shoot 38 SC for its benefits. You honestly just don't loose that much brass, and isn't as costly or time consuming as people say. I do my own private training sessions indoors, so I simply just sweep the brass when I'm done and pick it up. Very simple and costs me 10 minutes max at the end of the practice session. I shoot one local match a month and get 75% of my brass back without trying hard at all, as it's easy to spot for me. At major matches I buy brand new starline brass, shoot it once, and load it again anyways, so it's a similar cost. I have a 9mm open gun, and after trying 5 different types of powders, weights, springs, etc. I still can't get it to shoot as flat as my 38SC. It's too snappy, no matter how fluffy I go with powders. HOWEVER, I choose to shoot this caliber because when I travel to big matches, I simply just can't afford a jam and if I lost by a small margin, would always think about how I would have done with a slightly softer gun that didn't jam once in the match. Small sample size, but two of my training buddies got brand new guns from a reputable builder. One in 38 SC and one in 9mm. The 9mm friend is always messing with springs and getting jams, but the 38 SC gun never falters. Likewise, personal observation, and might receive some opinionated responses, but by simply observing how other people's guns shoot, shooting others' open guns, and watching videos, 38 SC guns jam less and are softer/flatter. Just my personal opinion and observation. I understand the benefits of 9mm, but the personal choice for me is simple. ;)
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. You're too kind ? good points in here
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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. .
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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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