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  1. He was at the Vortex range December 2019. I think they plan on having him teach more classes there.
  2. Had a chance to shoot an informal match. Focused on grip. Generally pleased with results, but did throw some shots high left.
  3. Steve Anderson is probably one of the best trainers I have ever met. I had the pleasure of taking a class from him.
  4. Could be the latter, I did have a sight picture for every shot on both arrays. Will see at the next match if I identified my problem correctly. I also started doing some metronome work, to see how fast I can go while maintaining a death grip on the gun. It has been very eye opening. Around 225-250 BPM (.25 sec split) I start loosening up the grip in order to go faster.
  5. I have been doing just that. I changed my dryfire training to focus on grip. Dialed the par times up a bit. Will see how this translates to match performance.
  6. I do it subconsciously. And I want to stop doing that.
  7. I do grip strength training 4-5 times a week. I think I loosen up my grip when I shoot.
  8. I think my problem has been the opposite. When I speed up my grip loosens up. My epiphany about that was at the last match I shot, there were two four target arrays, about 5 yards, easy high speed targets. I tore a muscle in my leg earlier in the match, so movement was slow for me, I focused on shooting. First array I shot fast, calling my shots, 6 a 2c. Second array I wanted to really burn it down. Shot very fast like a bill drill, still calling shots, 2 alpha, 2 Charlie, 2 mike. I loosened my grip to pull the trigger faster.
  9. Thank you both for the suggestions. I have been running dry fire bill drills with a focus on grip for about a month. I noticed that my par times got higher, and I also had some trigger freeze. Did some live fire today, no trigger freeze, times were slower but the accuracy increased.
  10. Only truly horrible 1911/2011 I ever had was a colt gold cup. Had a number of used 2011s and they all worked. Sure unturned mags and worn springs gave trouble in some but thats an easy fix. Only serious issues I had with a used 2011 was a worn sear, but again thats expected and easy to fix.
  11. Are there any dry fire frills that are specifically designed to improve grip? Have been trying to cure a bad habit of relaxing my grip on the gun mid stage. What are people doing to train for proper grip.
  12. Thanks for the link. Might have to try these out.
  13. Unfortunately it sounds like I am not alone in this kind of match screw up. I have been getting laser treatments for the tear, and they seem to help a ton.
  14. Shooting an indoor match today. Second stage of the match, the 19-01 classifier. Moving to the second array, I feel like someone or something hit me in the back of the leg. Felt very odd. Shot the second array, leg starts hurting. Unload show clear... excruciating pain by now. I was half expecting to see blood. Was thinking that I either caught frag, a ricochet, or I shoot myself? Anyway look down at my leg and see nothing. Oddest thing ever. After I finished the match limping and dragging one leg, get home to find out that I tore my calf muscle. Out of the blue, without twisting a
  15. I bought a couple 2011 mags to test. These things are awsome. Only minor neat pick is the weight, these should be a tad heavier.
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