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    Andreas Yankopolus

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  1. Anyone had an opportunity to compare it with Clean Shot or Winchester 244?
  2. Someone should try out a pair of Senaptec strobe glasses and get back to us.
  3. If you want to go the bargain route: Boost Your Brain’s Power With a 9-Volt Battery and Some Wet Sponges
  4. For sure starting with the hands and arms relaxed. Just pick the gun up out of the holster and get it on target without wasting energy or motion. If you feel the draw rippling up your arm and into your shoulder as you get your hand on the backstrap, that's a sign that you're putting way too much energy into your draw. Start with a casual draw of 2 s or so where you can stay relaxed, then see how things change as you pick up the pace. Tension will build as you do so, and you'll reach an obvious point where consistency goes out the window. Stay below that point in matches LOL! You're building your grip and as you drive the gun toward the target. Try holding your gun out on front of you with a loose grip, then slowly build pressure. You'll feel the tension move up your arm, past your elbow, into your shoulder, and then your chest and back. Keep the tension distal of your elbow and you should be fine. Disagree. This is based on wasting a lot of time and money on such an approach. More than once, because I'm a slow learner. Obsessing over classifiers and getting to whatever class is the best way to ensure that it will take as long as possible. Probably even more so than not practicing. The problem is that you're building performance and outcome exceptions that will make it very difficult to stay relaxed when it's your turn to shoot. When the buzzer sounds, you want to step aside and let your subconscious mind just shoot in the present tense without thinking about the outcome. I took a quick look at your recent match videos, and you're not lacking for shooting skill. It's interesting how much better you're shooting on the club match ones than the GA Championship. They're close enough in time that I don't think the improvement is entirely attributable to technical skills. I'm guessing it's more a result of you looking particularly wound up shooting the GA Championship stages? All of my classifier runs for GM felt like casual affairs at the time. The buzzer went off, I dropped the hammer on a bunch of sight pictures that were good enough for Alphas and a few close Charlies, the end. I'd recommend shooting a variety of drills and learning what kinds of sight pictures and trigger pulls you can get away with on various target presentations. Try doing a mix of match-pace runs where you're shooting them as if in a match and push runs where you're rounding off the edges and see how the hits turn out. Sight pictures can be shockingly bad and still result in Alphas if your grip is neutral (not torquing the gun) and you're pulling the trigger straight back. Shooting 25-yard Bill Drills is a really good way to refine your grip and trigger technique. When you're dialed in, splits in the low .30s are entirely doable. Learn what that feels like. For drawing down on a single 7-yard target at a match, I'd expect my first shot to be a hair over a second. In practice, I know that I can get down under 0.90 s, but I'm not consistent at that speed and wouldn't push that hard in a match. Splits of 0.20 are entirely reasonable on 7-yard targets but not particularly interesting. Almost anyone can do that. What's far more useful is pushing toward 0.25 splits on 15-yard targets and 0.30 splits on 20-yard ones. Split times at distance and on partials are one of the big differentiators between the people in contention to win a match and the pack.
  5. A consistent issue I'm seeing is that you're not coming into position with the gun up and already mostly aimed.
  6. Draw the gun like you'd insert a key in the front door of your house. Try this while tensing up and trying to go fast. Then try it while staying loose and not thinking about it. Which is faster and more consistent? I shoot a Shadow 2 and am starting to crank back on the trigger as soon as my hands come together. On a close, open target, I'm cranking back fast so that the shot will break as soon as the gun comes to full extension. As the aiming area gets smaller, I'm slowing down trigger speed so that (1) I have more time to clean up the sight picture before the shot breaks and (2) I'm better able to isolate trigger-finger motion to the second knuckle of my trigger finger without it smiling over into the rest of my hand. But I don't want the trigger to stop moving at any point in this process. I see a couple references to prepping the trigger. Ain't nobody got time for prepping the trigger in USPSA. Sweep your finger straight back to fire the shot, pulling straight through the break point. Sights should line up acceptably right as the shot fires. On tight shots, there will be a pause when you come to the break point as pressure builds. But you're not prepping the trigger, lining up the sights, and pulling through when they're perfect. After you fire the first shot on a paper target, let the trigger out and immediately start sweeping your finger back to fire the second shot.
  7. Dillon makes the body of their powder measure from cheap metal that bends over time. Powder spillage is an indicator that it's time to get a new one.
  8. Yeah, 8# of Sport Pistol costs the same as 4# of N320, so…
  9. I’ve shot a few thousand rounds of this stuff and am sold. Meters well, doesn’t spill too much when advancing my 1050, clean, and negligible flash when matches run late (finished the GA Championship in the dark). I loaded a bunch of N320 right before shooting SP and couldn’t tell a difference. 4.05 gr. behind a Precision Delta 124 gr. JHP @ 1.1” gets me 130 PF from my Shadow 2.
  10. Stage 3: Get lower so that you can transition more quickly and lean out without having to pick up a leg.. Stage 2: Looking good, but try to stand so that you don't need to reposition your feet when transitioning between targets. Foot position is something to work during the walk-through and work into your pre-stage visualization. Stage 1: Nice aggressive shooting other than the hitch moving into the last position. Stages 5 & 6: Nothing obviously wrong, just need to shoot faster and more accurately.
  11. I recently polished off the last of my 20# case of Prima V. I had been loading Bullseye before that. Prima V burns cleanly and plays well with polymer bullets, but metering always seemed funky and took forever to settle down after making a change. I never managed the single-digit SDs that were the norm with Bullseye. This is probably related to the power spillage I'd see in my 1050. On the balance, I think Prima V is fine but I won't be ordering more. I'm planning to give Sport Pistol a try after loading the rest of the Bullseye I stumbled across in my basement.
  12. Thinking I might try Alliant Sport Pistol instead.
  13. Andreas

    124g Ammo

    I made Production M shooting Freedom's remanufactured 124 FMJs.
  14. All this sounds good. Curious whether it's clean burning like N320 and Prima V.
  15. Anyone shot both this and Prima V? I'm getting to the bottom of my Prima V stash, and while it's cheap and clean, SDs are kinda high in my 1050. I'm wondering if BA 9.5 might meter more consistently. I'm loading 124s.
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