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    Brett Zwolensky

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  1. B585

    Carpal Tunnel and shooting

    I am sorry to hear you have had difficulties with recovery from some of your surgeries. I agree that there is unfortunately, a conflict of interest. I agree that just because someone is a doctor doesn’t mean they are ethical. That being said, most surgeons do have the patients’ best interest in mind. The fact is you are a sample size of 1. Also, not all surgeries face the same risks/benefits. Back surgery in particular is one the surgeries where the outcome of success per the patient’s definition, has a low likelihood of happening. The individual patient should discuss the risks/benefits with their surgeon. Most surgeons have very limited time so I would advise any patient not to start talking about anything that isn’t directly related to their surgery/condition. No surgery can be guaranteed to be 100% effective and if the surgeon says you will be “as good as new”, you should probably look elsewhere. Unfortunately, there is not a great way to determine how good the surgeon actually is. I have heard many different surgeons called “world renowned “ that are not. Also, because each surgery is different and because patients may have additional risks within the same type of surgery, going by other patients recommendations is not a wise means of determining who is a good surgeon. Finally, I would not recommend using a surgeon’s bedside manner as a criteria for determining who is a good surgeon. A surgeon should allow you to ask as many pertinent questions as needed, and then give you an accurate and honest response. Their personality does not determine how good of a surgeon they are. Facts are facts and the best surgeons are actually the ones that are most likely to get sued because often they don’t have the best bedside manner. FYI There are many different etiologies of floaters and cataract surgery will never by itself eliminate floaters. Also, if you can read at least half the 20/20 letters, you are 20/20 by definition. That 20/20 may not be as clear as you hoping for. I am not trying to single you out, I am just trying to point out it is important that patients understand the risks of surgery as well as have a clear idea of what success is. Finally, they should understand the natural history of non-treatment.
  2. B585

    2018 Shooters Summit!

    If you choose that option. I think it was another $20.
  3. B585

    CHA-LEE's Tale

    I really enjoyed the interview. You did a great job on it.
  4. B585

    Seeking Comments - Handgun Grips

    The one thing I would add that I heard Hwansik specifically say and goes with what Eric and Yong allude to is the importance of locking your joints. Once the grip is strong enough that neither hand moves during recoil , the grips job is done. Many people lock their joints when they grip harder which is why gripping harder may help. If you can lock your joints without gripping near 100% it will help you keep dexterity and trigger control while still maintaining excellent recoil control.
  5. B585

    2018 Shooters Summit!

    You can also purchase it now and listen to all of them now. Charlie’s (Big Panda) interview (the only one I listened to so far) excellent.
  6. B585

    P320 X5 Thread

    I also came from LTD to the X5. With the GG kit, the trigger is reasonable. It won’t be a 2011, but with a little practice I think you will get used to it. It won’t be as crisp as a 2011, but again, it didn’t take long to get used to. The reset was good. Coming from shooting a heavy (steel grip .40), the recoil on this gun was still amazing. I could not believe how light the recoil was. The only problem I had with this gun was the grip was too damn small so I did ultimately sell it but it was not because of the trigger. I might get Alma to beef up the grip and give this another try someday. Good luck
  7. B585

    Tanfo USPSA Package

    Is that the “LF (PD-TF-FP-LF-GEN 2”)?
  8. B585

    Reducing Open Gun Split Times

    This is something I heard from a Pro....I’m not skilled enough give great advice....you reduce split times not by how fast you pull the trigger but by how fast you release the trigger.
  9. You are a better shooter than me so take this for what it is worth. As you said, mistakes/execution were your biggest problems. If you are a believer in Steve Anderson (and I am), your mental game was your problem. As you said, your goal was to see if you are as fast as the other guys. I would bet that lead to you rushing many times throughout the match and having your conscience mind thinking about something other than hitting the targets/calling your shots. If you would make the latter your goals, maybe you would place even higher?
  10. B585

    Carpal Tunnel and shooting

    Glad to hear it’s working out for you.
  11. I am still pretty green and by no means an expert, but I have made numerous mistakes but learned from them so this what I wished I knew in the beginning. My answer to your question is it depends on what your strengths and weaknesses are as well as how often you can live fire. If you are super accurate but slow then I would push the speed more. If accuracy is a significant issue for you (having multiple mystery Mikes at every match), then I would go at slower speeds and really work on the fundamentals. You have to be able to have a Match Mode (Steve Anderson’s definition) as well as good grip and trigger press or you will never be able to excel in this sport. I would try to do whatever possible to live fire at least once a week. That will allow you to ensure you are not training in bad habits. This is especially important in the beginning. The live fire doesn’t have to be a lot of rounds, just enough to verify your dry fire routine is going to be feasible for you.
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    Glock trigger finger placement

    Not an expert by any means, but guess is has to do with alignment and trigger mechanism itself. Eric G and Robert Vogel have both talked finger placement in various podcasts I have listened to and they use what works for them...neither is completely conventional. I would do some dry fire and figure out what works best for you. As noted, an aftermarket trigger might help a lot.
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    CHA-LEE's Tale

    That was a very insightful post. I appreciate your taking the time to describe in detail of what your thought/subconscious process is.
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    P320 X5 Thread

    Very nice job.