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  1. Wondering if any of you guys with experience have any suggestions on where to go for a custom jersey with your own sponsor logos, and specifically that they have a different cut for skinnier people. For reference I'm 6'0", 165, decently muscular but the main part is I'm skinnier. Trying to start the process of putting one together, and I can't stand the idea of using one of those baggy polo shirts that everyone else seems to wear. It seems like the fabric catches on anything. I like the idea of one that is cut more like a nicely fitting T-shirt, but none of the vendors I've seen so far look like anything other than the normal, "Built for a 250 pound dude" polo shirts. Thanks in advance!
  2. yeah, so the draw is easy after working out the holster. any thoughts on the front sight wear?
  3. Wondering if anyone could shed some light. I pretty recently switched to a safariland ALS holster for the active retention. (For the record, Wasn't too happy with the fitting. Had to do a crap ton of adjustment and dremeling to get my STI to fit, which I had called in and confirmed that it was the correct holster for it). However, now that it does fit, I've noticed over the last month of shooting and dry fire that there is significant wear on my front sight post (specifically the frontward portion of it). I can only assume this is because it's dragging all the way up the retention system inside the safariland. IMAGE LINK HERE: https://imgur.com/a/j8AV6Kf My question is, is this normal? Do any of you have wear like this on your front sight? My main point of concern isn't necessarily the plastic, but the metal square nut that actually holds the ALS mechanism into the holster. I think now that the wear has actually rounded and smoothed out the front tip, that it's not actually catching as bad anymore, but I could be wrong. I appreciate the input, thank you!!
  4. Got it, makes sense. I suppose the way you worded your response kinda sums up the situation. If you think you can do it for x amount of extended time, go for it, but 15-30 minutes a day is really beneficial. Makes sense.
  5. How rapidly did you improve on average with the hour daily of dryfire? Edit: I guess a more specific question, how long did it take to go up x amount of classifications (B-A, A-M, etc.)
  6. I ask this question because, it seems like there are 2 camps when it comes to your daily dry fire and how much you need to do to get to a very competitive level. I suppose the mentality behind the short (and when I say short, I mean 10-20 minutes) dry fire sessions, is that, perfect practice makes perfect. These people are more concerned with getting their correct reps in, and then calling it a day. (I've personally heard Eric Grauffel, and Keith Garcia mention these methodologies.) Where as the mentality behind the longer (1.5 - 2.5 hours) sessions seems to be the same, but more focused on really dialing in the muscle memory portion, improving as fast as possible, and being a little less concerned with, for lack of a better term, "bad" practice. (I think as long as you're always cognizant of what you're doing and making sure you're not pushing for speed's sake, and getting clean, correct reps in, I don't see any reason why you couldn't go for that long personally). (I've personally heard a couple GM's mention recommend more this method of practice for fast improvement. And I think Ben Stoeger would lean towards this as well. He mentions both modes in his dry fire book, but labels 1.5 hour sessions as "Hardcore" sessions). My hunch, is that, the professionals who do only recommend their 10-20 minutes of dry fire training a day, are probably more in "maintenance mode". They want to get their reps in to reinforce what they already are good at, and they are also probably in the camp that gets waaaaaaay more live range time than the average person. And again, my guess would be that they aren't striving for that vast "improvement" that a lot of us are, so they don't need to push that hard in their dry training (I.E. 10-20 minutes, I'm sure they're pushing in their training, but I'm talking more in bulk time invested). With all that being said. My question is: What are your guy's opinions on how much daily dry fire one should be doing if they're looking to improve a lot, and as fast as is productively possible, and how much dry fire do you guys find yourselves doing daily? Thanks!
  7. I'm wondering what your guy's opinion is on the schools of thought behind this. As far as Inward Should Pressure goes, specifically what I'm talking about, is in addition to canting and locking your left wrist, and clamping hard with your support hand, you clamp your hands inward (Hold your hands out where your gun would be, but hold them together as if you were clapping. Now try to push them together as much as possible, this is the pressure I'm talking about). The only shooter I've found who mentions this mentality when gripping the gun is Bob Vogel. (Multiple videos of him mentioning this specifically, here's one link: https://youtu.be/688tyvWxaYg?t=207) I feel that when I've implemented this, and I'm actively thinking about gripping the gun like this, my groups get better, period. feels like the gun comes back to zero more consistently and faster than if I wasn't. And my splits also seem to improve a tad. The counter to this, Is that very often, I hear a lot of top shooters talk about everything being relatively relaxed while shooting other than your wrist+grip (shoulders relaxed, arms and elbows bent and not completely stiff, etc.) The specific instance I'm thinking of is in Ben Stoeger's "Breakthrough Marksmanship", where he is talking about general tension when shooting, but I know I've heard it in a myriad of other places and videos. The usual reasoning behind wanting the tension in your body to be more or less loose is for smooth transitions, and more specifically not driving the gun too hard/over transitioning. Which I have noticed is the case sometimes when I'm gripping the gun like this because, instead of driving the gun to the next target with the correct amount of force, the tendency is to use my whole body to over drive the gun because my shoulders are forward and relatively stiff, elbows, while not locked to still have some suspension for recoil, are decently tight and forward, so I over transition sometimes. Are these things not actually contradictory and I'm thinking about this wrong?... Is one consistently better and one worse?... Is it all personal Preference?... Just Suck Less?... Let me know what you guys use and your thoughts, thanks! Also first time post, be gentle.
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