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    Spencer Shepard

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  1. Hmm...okay then. This may or may not be related, but on my personal account dashboard, under Recent Matches, I can see one match I registered for on Practiscore, and two others that I participated in, but didn't register for or have any online interaction in via Practiscore. So that's cool....but how did that happen?
  2. Hi guys, I think what I want to do is fairly simple but haven't been able to find the info or figure it out on my own. I "help manage" my club on Practiscore. We currently do not use Practiscore for registration. So I have results from today's match, but cannot figure out how to get it onto the Practiscore website, and listed under my club. I tried "Post to Practiscore.com". I could not find my club ID, or any other information I was prompted for except my user ID (where is do I find this??). I gave it a shot, and the results are there, but not associated with my club...and I can't see any controls to be able to delete or edit this. Any help appreciated!
  3. I don't think I explained very well. Standing still, and aligning the sights is not difficult for me. Consistent grip, and lots of dry fire has helped with this tremendously. What I want to be able to do, is have a similar sense of where the gun is pointing when I am shooting on the move, and my sights are bobbing in and out of alignment and over the target. I want to have an accurate sense of where the gun is pointing If I don't immediately line up the sights perfectly, so I can break the shot sooner. I'm not looking for a substitute for practice...I'm trying to find the best, most efficient way to practice. I have one of those laser cartridges, and it is helpful for this. However, if we can assume I am getting the same benefit from the laser cartridge as I would from co-witnessing irons and a dot....I would have far more exposure to the information I desire with the later. Instead of say 50 "shots" of split-second feedback in dryfire per day, I would have a constant stream of feedback in dry fire and live fire.
  4. What I've been struggling with the most is determining what an acceptable sight picture looks like when my sights are not perfectly aligned. With a dot, it could not be more simple. With irons, it's like another dimension is added into the equation. What I'm thinking right now...is that the ultimate training for this would be co-witnessed red dot and irons. That way I am constantly ingraining bullet impact relative to my sight alignment into my subconscious.... assuming I can call my shots with a red dot (I am 90% there I think). Does this make sense?
  5. Interesting! Any chance you could link the podcast? I'd love to hear it.
  6. I've been working on this further in dryfire, and for a range session yesterday. I had trouble evaluating performance though. I took first person video of my grip during recoil, shot fast groups with my eyes closed, and just shot into the berm trying to observe. I did not notice a lot of difference between my normal grip, and my newly adopted Vogel-esque grip. Although with the new grip. I definitely FELT more in control of the gun. The biggest component of this was getting further forward, under the trigger guard. Similar to the pics of your grip as well Jake, but my support middle finger ends up on top of strong hand middle finger. Any tips for evaluating grip performance? What's interesting to me, is that rotating the support hand further forward naturally makes me want to cam into the bore with either hand...like the pressure is almost automatic. The initial awkwardness of the grip might just be because it requires work, and that is probably a good thing. My typical thumbs-forward grip gives me the option of grip pressure....this grip demands it. Another interesting thing I noticed with Vogel's grip; When he is showing his grip to the camera it looks like his support thumb isn't contacting the gun (and is pointing way down), but when he is shooting it almost looks like he is pinching the bottom/front of the trigger guard with his index finger, and his thumb is on the frame: " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45QhpvY9LZc
  7. Jake, I've been experimenting with my grip and trying to get closer to Vogel's. When I rotate my wrists inward, my support hand almost completely loses contact with the bottom of the grip. Am I doing something wrong? Though it seems like that rotation is the only way to apply pressure with my support hand while it is canted that far forward.
  8. Thanks for the replies guys. I put the dot on yesterday for some dryfire....maybe I should just switch to Open lol. I am a big subscriber to Steve Anderson's school of shooting. I sent this question to him and he addressed it during the start of his podcast this morning: http://andersonshooting.libsyn.com/how-to-get-your-match-back-on-track
  9. I'm a fairly new shooter just finishing my first season of matches and about to break into A class. I'm a production shooter and I want to stick with this division for now. However, I shoot a Walther Q5, and have a Vortex red dot for it. I tried it out in practice a couple times but not enough to get used to it. I have heard that shot calling is easier to learn with a dot, and I recall being able to see trigger control issues quite easily when I tried it. Are there other lessons to be learned from the dot? Or would I be just wasting time and causing issues with my index when I switch back to irons? What would be more valuable to my progress in the off season...optic or no optic?
  10. Well this looks really cool. I wonder if this would have some value for our sport, or if I'm better off just focusing on learning to call my shots. I've thought about running a dot on my Walther Q5 to help with this and learn more about my gun movement and trigger pull, even though I don't have any interest in open division.
  11. Hi guys. Just finishing my first season of local IPSC-style pistol matches. I ramped up in the scores pretty quickly initially but feel I've started to plateau. I'm ready to start putting in the work to get to the next level. I've been listening to Steve Anderson's podcasts, dryfiring, and his books should be in my mailbox soon. I've read Brian's book as well a while back and got a lot out of that in a zen way. My training focus tight now is transition speed (I'm slow and innacurate on the swing), and learning to call my shots. I am starting to get shot calling, but it is taking much longer to process and call the hits than I'd like...I'm used to going much faster, but without the consistency that I'm after. Thanks for reading this babble. Spencer
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