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wamcei

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  • Birthday 08/10/1970

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    Latrobe, PA
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    Robert Taylor
  1. As a gunsmith most won't do this because of some states liability. The 1911 is not to hard to perform a trigger job on. Tons and tons of YouTube videos on how to do it. If you have any mechanical ability it would be easy to doSent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Thanks and I understand that the draw will not get much faster. I was just curious as to what others have done to mix it up.I suppose the few years I did local fast draw comps help me with this part. But, trust me I have a TON of work to be competitive lol. I was using the draw drill as an example. Was wondering what others did to change things up on that drill. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk This is just what I've found works for me, so give it a try and then adjust for you. When I am pushing speed in practice, I start the task at what I feel to be a solid, competent speed/accuracy balance for me at that time. I use the timer to set a baseline, then I will begin to safely, ramping up my speed hard. If you never shoot faster than you can, then you will never learn how to be faster than you are. I know I will throw some shots, but I'm not worried about that. What I am trying to do is force my brain to learn how to see things faster. I set some stretch goal for my speed on that drill (whatever it is) and wreck myself to reach that time goal. After shooting at that faster speed for a while, I finish the day by throttling back to competent speed/accuracy balance and compare the new time to my base line. If I did it right I should be faster at the end of the day, without dropping any more points. When you are new, these improvements can be huge. Like 40-50% reduction in time. As you get more and more experienced you have to work harder and harder to gain less and less (law of diminishing returns). These days, I'm pretty happy with 5-10% improvement in a given practice session. Thank you! I have been practicing hard for about 4 months now. Going to take a break for a couple of weeks (holidays and all)Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. There are a ton I working on. What gets me fits is transitions. I been practicing hard on seeing the target just before the gun gets there. Having a hard time at this! I'm a low-A but improving shooter, so take that fwiw. It helps to have a good idea of how fast you need to be able to accomplish various tasks in order to be compeitive at the next level. If I have some skills that are already at that level, my first thought would be to list the skills that *aren't* at that level yet, and focus more on them. From a non-race holster I'm kinda stuck at right around 1 second to draw and fire an A/C shot. i seem to have plateau'd there a little bit, but I'm not too worried about it because I know many people make M and GM without being any faster than that on the draw. So I do some maintenance and warmup on the draw, but I don't spend that much time on it, esp for close targets. Now drawing to a 25 yard target, or a small piece of steel, that's something I still need to improve on, along with reloads, shooting while moving, wide transitions, entering and leaving positions, empty-gun starts, etc... If you were stuck at 1.3 seconds to draw and get a sight picture, I'd suggest having someone else watch and critique, or posting a vid, or something similar. But if you're stuck at .8 seconds, I would recommend refining that draw to be more accurate and consistent (start drawing on partials, poppers, or distant targets), and simply work on whatever other skills need more work. Thank you so much that is what I was looking for! I have a friend that has critiqued some of my videos and helped me get my draw there. I am going to set down and try your advice out. I seem to be able to work towards something if I see it so thank you Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. There are a ton I working on. What gets me fits is transitions. I been practicing hard on seeing the target just before the gun gets there. Having a hard time at this!Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Right now I truly can't say. Here it is cold out and the local ranges won't let us draw from a holster come spring I will learn more!Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Thanks and I understand that the draw will not get much faster. I was just curious as to what others have done to mix it up. I suppose the few years I did local fast draw comps help me with this part. But, trust me I have a TON of work to be competitive lol. I was using the draw drill as an example. Was wondering what others did to change things up on that drill. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Never knew he had a podcast will have to check it out thanksSent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I have been going hard and strong on my dry practice. With that said I have seemed to plateaued on several drills from Steve Anderson's book. No matter how hard I push I can not seem to beat my best par times on a few of the drills. So my question is since I have plateaued should I change up the drills or just keep pushing harder and faster? For example, I have gotten my draw to .85 that is the draw acquiring the sights and getting on target. No trigger pull. But no matter how hard I try I can't seem to beat this time. Any help or suggestions would greatly be appreciated. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Steve I am looking into this as well since you suggested that to me the other day! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Great! Isn't it a great thing when you can find an easy fix! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. wamcei

    My quest

    Thanks steve Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. wamcei

    My quest

    Well it has been a while since I posted. A bit about what is going on. First off took a few weeks off as I was working to many hours and was also sick off and on for 3 weeks. Now with holidays here and all it has been rough training. But, I still manage the 15 minute drill 4 times a week. Haven't been to the range since my new Springfield blew up on me!!! I did some goal setting for some short term and long term goals. As some of you know I am unclassified as of this point so The goals are as follows: Short term: 1) achieve a classification of at least a C class in USPSA. A) dry practice 7 days a week a) 4 days full routine from Steve Anderson's book 3 days doing Ben Stoeger's 15 minute routine book Doing both books as I want to change things up so dry practicing doesn't become boring. @ least 400 rounds a week at the range a) 200 following ben Stoegers skills and drills 200 doing marksmanship shooting C) receive organized training from an accomplished shooter. a) have been in contact with several individuals concerning cost and such set the time to achieve this portion D) shoot local matches at least 3 weekends a month a) once season begins again try to get off work to go help setup E) strength training a) upper body workout including grip strength cardio Long term goal 2015 Become a High B low A class shooter by the end of the season. A) keep following my short term goal training plans hopefully find some way of cutting costs to continue shooting C) upgrade my shooting gear. a) competition holster competition mag pouches c) prescription shooting glasses d) proper bullet setup for production division So do these goals seem acceptable and attainable I truly believe I can do it! First local match isn't until late march early April so I think I can do it! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Saving for later info Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I need some input from the experienced shooters here. In your opinion does having the longest slide possible help that much in our shooting. For example, is there really that much difference between a 4.5 inch barrel and a 5.25 inch barrel. I know I am talking barrels now but typically longer barrel = longer slide.?Yes I know there is .75 of an inch longer but do you get a drastic improvement? Thank you in advance for your experience Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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