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    Hosing mental switch...

    I spent a bit of time on 3 yard Bill drills. Interestingly my times were about the same as my 7 yard Bill drills. (1.2 draw, .21-.22 splits). The only difference was that the shots were clustered together vs a lot more space between the shots on the 7 yard drill. I also had one other thing to work on so I stopped after 15 reps. Afterwards I was thinking that the gun was not moving out of the A zone, so there was no need for me to wait for the sights to come down. Also, I was still on front sight focus and at that distance probably should switch to target focus, but I am not sure.
  2. For those that want to shoot minor and still have a 140mm mag there is now Carry Optics division. We have divisions that encapsulates just about everything people want to shoot including rifles. No need to fiddle with the Limited major scoring.
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    Immersion Training Plan...

    At home I have staged areas at the yard working on the technique of hard and easy exits from 3 to 5 yards. Doing it at half speed to make sure all the elements are there (push off, head and pelvis turn etc.) and then full speed with a timer. On live practice we have setup exactly what you suggested two barricades and shooting around them back and forth and recording the times concentrating on both movement and bringing the gun up prior to coming to the final position so that as I come to a breaking step the gun is already up and by the time I am square to the target I am firing. Another thing we discovered is that I tend to take small steps rather than big steps and I need to take big steps pushing off. It will take a ton of reps though before it is a subconscious skill. Number two, as someone suggested in my "hosing targets" thread I will be concentrating on 3 yard bill drills. Now, my time for 7 yard Bill drill splits is about .22-.23. My BEST time just shooting at the berm is .19 splits. So, working on trigger speed is something I definitely need to do.
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    Tanks' Road To...

    5/19-20/18 OK. Made it to the NAZC match. It was educational seeing Nils and Charlie Perez shoot as I was on the same squad with them. First day was a disaster in that I had ammo and gun issues. One thing I need to do is to regain focus after I have an issue. Every time I had to eject a round for bad ammo the next shot was a mike. Also, I had a hammer fall issue with my gun luckily I was pointed at the berm and not moving so did not get DQed. It did shake me up enough though that I skipped the reload (it was supposed to happen when I had the hammer fall), blew my stage plan, skipped a target and ended up with 1.09 HF!!! At the end of the day I was sitting at 38%. The second day I changed guns. Shot much better and cleaner and ended at 51% overall. I probably should have changed firearms much sooner. Live and learn. Below is the only stage I had recorded. It was one of my better stages. 67% and 10 o/o 68. Too bad one stage does not make a match . Now, looking at it I can immediately see a few things to improve. After the first couple of targets I slightly lowered my gun as I was swinging over to the targets through the port and didn't really needed to move my feet. When I was running to the last position the gun was a bit lower than it should have been, the last target I did not move the gun over to the A zone before starting to shoot as I just looked at brown rather than the A zone and ended up getting 2 Cs. Positives is that I shot within myself, went one for one on steel and called my shots on all the partials. I did my reload within first couple of steps and was ready to shoot at the next position. I still have to work on faster transitions and faster movement.
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    Schmidt Standards WSB

    At the NAZC match that was one of the confusing things. The RO stated that while stacking is allowed if you take an extra shot you will be penalized. Didn't make sense to me though I didn't make the six shots anyway. Got two procedurals one for 6.01 and another for 6.03 during COF on the last shots.
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    Hosing mental switch...

    Thanks. Range day on Thursday. Will set up Bill and Blake drills with a partial in the middle at 3 yards ( a lot of what I see) and go for it and see what happens.
  7. Talked to them today, looks like they are on schedule to ship end of this month to dealers. Placed an order for an Evolution Pro with powder sensor. They were pretty positive I could receive it by first week of August.
  8. One other thing to consider is time and funds. Obviously, to be good at 3 gun you will need to focus more time on each of the disciplines and that will require more funds for ammo, gear etc.. Personally, if I wanted to shoot a gun with a dot I'd go for an open gun. Whether to go for 9mm or 38 Super is a personal choice though, at least in matches I shoot, I see more guys having issues with 9mm open guns than the 38 super guys. But that is a limited sample
  9. What do you enjoy the most? Answer that question and your dilemma is over.
  10. Depends. I am waiting on actual shipments to occur before pulling the trigger on an Evolution Pro. I most likely would not have done that if the 1050 I have was not such a piece of crap, bolts shearing off, having to take it apart on a regular basis to clear primer jams etc., etc..If I run it 5-6 hours a month then it will meet my needs. Not to mention not having to pull the handle is a bonus. Now, some people enjoy reloading and tinkering as a hobby. I'd rather be shooting.
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    Tanks' Road To...

    5-17-2018 Range work with a local GM. Basically worked on movement the first 2.5 hours and multiple transitions the last 1.5 hours. Movement consisted of draw and fire 2 run to a barricade 3=4 yards away 2 on an open target, transition to a tuxedo and then a partial with a no shoot. I also had to lower my head after each run and call every shot. For me, for that distance, fastest and most stable was two large steps and a double shuffle. another takeaway was to get the gun ready to shoot sooner and keep the gun at shoulder height during the run I lowered my run time by about half a second from initial attempts via efficiency of movement. I will do that in matches for now. Next was the transitions. First we did draw to open, wide transition to the other open target then tuxedo and partial on the right of it. Next was draw to the target on the right, tuxedo, partial, and transition to the open on the left. Finally draw to open on the left transition to tuxedo, partial and the open on the right (a yard away). The takeaway was using the knees explosively on wide transitions, faster splits on tuxedo as I was much faster on the partial with less of a target area than the tuxedo and have the same splits on both open targets. After we were done with the training I setup the LabRadar and tested my loads as I had not done that since the Nationals. It was the same PF,168.6 as average. Tomorrow, I hit the road to drive for NAZC match at Prescott, AZ. Get there in time to walk the stages and rest well the evening.
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    Tanks' Road To...

    5-16-18 Dry fire today. The usual regimen with a couple of exceptions. First Burkett drill with one second par time to the pushing in the mag. Concentrated on explosive movement to the pouch and then re-aquiring the grip directly once I slammed the mag in as a contiguous movement. Did the drill twice in 6 minute intervals. Second drill was transition/reload. Draw 2,2,2 to open targets reload 2,2,2 to partial targets, 15 yards. Did this drill twice in 6 minute intervals as well. Reloaded 750 rounds for practice tomorrow and whatever is left over will be added to my match ammo for NAZC match this weekend. Hopefully enough will be left over so I won't have to reload after my practice session.
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    Atlas, Akai, or CK

    My 5.4" sight tracker was about $6K and there might have been some premium in there due to going through the CA roster (they shipped a vanilla 5" .45 2011, after 10 day waiting period I shipped it back to be "customized"). The total time was 16 months.
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    Tanks' Road To...

    5/12/18 Match today. Unfortunately I had about 4 hours of sleep due to circumstances beyond my control so I was a bit lethargic on the classifier (almost 0.8 secs slower than my average in practice session even slower than my worst time). Still ended up shooting 60.08% so it replaced a 55% from a year ago. As long as I shoot a low B score next time I will make B class as a 51% will scroll off. Regardless of lethargy I made progress in the match, won C class for whatever it is worth and shot 65% overall o/o 91 people and 66% in Limited o/o 27 ppl. Here is a stage I shot in that match. (18A, 7B, 6C, 1D) Things I can improve on. Faster splits and transitions on open targets, faster reload and movement, I waited forever on the max trap and my shooting is at a point now I should take another target. I did not lower my gun between positions except once so that's an improvement and I did see my sights on every shot. One thing I notice though is still do not have confidence in myself enough to explosively move to the next position after last shot in an array and I need to work on that more. 5/14-15/2018 I took Sunday off from shooting/practice and did some other activities with the GF. On Monday it was back to drive fire in the morning and then went to a local gunsmith and had him replace my front sight, and more dry fire in the evening. I had actually broken half of my front sight off and had fiber only on the back half of it. Luckily I am in the process of making my Edge a sight tracker and had a spare SVI front sight. I ordered 2, one as a spare. More dry fire on Tuesday morning and evening. Repeating the dry fire practice from 5/10/18.
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    How do you find time to shoot?

    I think if you dry fire daily, go to range once a week and a local match once a month as you say you will progress pretty fast. That schedule is more aggressive than a lot of shooters I know.