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  1. PRACTISCORE LINK: https://practiscore.com/2019-bighorn-classic-western-colorado-sectional-championship/register 2019 Bighorn Classic – Western Colorado Sectional Championship Match starts: July 19, 2019 @ 7:00 AM · Match ends: July 21, 2019 @ 7:00 PM Location: Cameo Shooting and Education Complex Interstate 70, Exit 46 Grand Junction, Colorado 81501 USPSA Level II, membership is required. 13 Stages, 375 rounds. Schedule: Staff Schedule: 19th of July (Friday - 13 stages) Main Schedule: 20th – 21st of July (Saturday - 8 stages, Sunday - 5 stages) Match Fee: Adult: $150 Entry fee includes lunch on each day of competition and a match T-shirt. Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be granted in full up to July 1st, 2019 after which no refund will be granted. Staff: Would you like to work the match as staff? Do not complete this registration! Please fill out an application by copying and pasting the following link into your internet browser: https://goo.gl/forms/I7wKc0WqJnazHhpv2 Camping: Camping is available within a few miles of the range at James M. Robb – Colorado River State Park - Island Acres Section $18/night for tent sites to $28/night for full RV hook ups 1-800-678-2267 https://www.cpwshop.com/camping/james-m-robb-colorado-river-state-park-island-acres-section/r/campgroundDetails.page?parkID=50027&media=3 PRACTISCORE LINK: https://practiscore.com/2019-bighorn-classic-western-colorado-sectional-championship/register
  2. The Rocky mountain Regional will be a IDPA Tier 4 match consisting of 14 stages. Memorial Day Weekend 2019, Grand Junction, CO Practiscore: https://practiscore.com/rocky-mountain-regional/register
  3. Already got the book and love it. Now he is here trying to talk me into a class
  4. Yup, misses are right-left across the target because I am never getting the gun stopped on individual targets. I went back and re-read Charlie Perez's thoughts in his book. He suggest driving transitions with the legs and keeping the upper body rigid "like a tank turret". I had great success with this in my first live fire session. The feeling I am chasing is snapping my hips to each target in addition to my eyes. Charlie goes as far as to propose never even moving your head separately from your upper body in transitions, that should solve the alignment problem since everything from the hips up should stay in perfect alignment throughout. I find that super weird feeling in dry fire practice and have just been leaving that aspect out, even so, way more control when it comes to swinging the gun.
  5. I guess my immediate goal is to improve my transition technique with the ultimate goal of transitioning faster and more accurately. The last couple dryfire sessions I have been practicing without the timer and quantifying improvement by what I see and feel. I try to feel a sense of urgency moving my eyes to the next target, I try to see a specific spot on the target to aim at, I try to move my focus back to the front sight before getting on the trigger. I am also trying to not feel any muscling of the gun like you suggested. So far it feels weird... which I like because I know that I am doing something different and hopefully better. I can tell that my poor results to date have been from being lazy with my eyes, not swinging the gun too slow. In related news, I get the feeling that this work will shave some time off my reloads as well. (transition eyes to gun and then to next target, stage marker, etc.)
  6. Check this one out for some more info:
  7. I run tons of Stoeger's Accelerator drill in live fire. Other than that I haven't practiced transition in live fire much. I will try spreading those targets out in dryfire tonight.
  8. Explore this in practice. Generally if something feels fast in a match it is because you are thinking about it. The goal is for these things to be subconscious, then you can feel slow and look fast instead. I am also frustrated with my trigger speed. The best results I have had at improvement have been strengthening my grip to better manage recoil. I think that helped because it keeps the gun from moving around in my hands. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. What is the ideal transition drill? My summer goal is to transition out of B class by improving transitions. So far I do ye ol' first 12 drills from Steve Anderson's Refinement and Repetition. My only transition practice is on the el prez array. For me these short transitions end up more of a timing exercise when I push hard across the array. I feel like there are several different kinds of transitions: el prez type - short transition, same target difficulty. distance change up - short transition, different target difficulty. wide transition within normal stance (one where I have to move my head to see the next target). wide transition that I have to move my feet for. Does each type of transition need practiced individually or will working on the hardest transition exclusively trickle down to easier transitions? I am thinking 180 degree transition from 5yd target to steel for the hardest possibility.
  10. I find this is typical with factory ammo. My understanding is that it indicates that the brass isn’t getting a good seal in the chamber... or maybe it is ejecting early... I guess I’m not sure because factory is typically hotter than my reloads and that’s were I see it. The point is, it’s not a problem. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Guys, thank you for the feedback. Dumb idea, I am over it.
  12. I am taking everyone's advice to focus on transitions in my livefire/dryfire but I still plan to pursue this on the side. I want to recruit/develop more "fast twitch" muscles fibers in my fingers. It appears that the way to do that is training heavy resistance, explosive movement exercises. My plan is to start with a real light grip trainer and just trying to work it explosively with my trigger finger. Also explosive, trigger finger only exerciser with flexor training rubber bands.
  13. Thanks, that is encouraging to hear its not holding you back at that level. I just see all the local GM's shooting low teens in matches and assume that is the standard for M/GM. I can see the sights (well, the fiber anyway) and get 0.2 splits on a 5 yard target, at 7 yards it starts to fall apart with 66% A's. Hard to believe that 2 yrds makes that much difference so I am guessing it is a mental thing causing me to jerk the gun around. Shots go high right (I am right handed).
  14. Copy that, I will save split improvement until after I get out of B class (I am sure everyone could have guessed my class by this question). I finally set up some targets with more than the standard 3-ft transition in practice the other day and realized that fruit is low hanging indeed.
  15. 0.25 is comfortable 0.19 is the record Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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