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  1. Working on my live fire practice plans. Recently added much more accent on Blake drills in dry fire and saw a lot of opportunities to improve: over/under transitions, vertical offsets, horizontal instability and reverse pre-transition swings. Basically all the problems I’ve had in Blake drills in live fire. Some context: My recoil control approach was functional workouts and just precision - doubles cycle in live fire. Precision: 10 shots from draw on 8” plate at 30yd, doubles 20yd IPSC target. Functional training: shooters elbow recovery exercises and hammer levering. Complete brute force, but works. For now. The perception gap between live and dry fire in actual stages is slowly but surely shrinking. So my question is: do transitions behave differently enough in live fire to dedicate time/rounds for them, like more than 50% of rounds per session. Or is 10-20% per session in the end of it enough? Outside of actual/simulated stage runs and specific skills like reloads/draws/unloaded/oneHanded/prop/whatever - what is/was your most productive schedule/plan for live fire? Thanks!
  2. Hello all, I’m starting my journey into USPSA and would like tips for improvement. I’m working on my technique in dry fire and running drills based off of Ben Stoeger’s dry fire book. Going to the range is your typical no drawing from holster and limited to shooting at one target. I’m sure shooting 6 shots rapidly won’t get me kicked out. I do use the rifle sight in targets to practice transitions and lately printing out A zone sized targets with a smaller circle in the middle. The smaller circle helps with giving me something to focus on and anything outside of It is what I try to limit. I used this setup to practice doubles and controlled pairs. What else would be worth focusing on? With the price of ammo I’m shooting twice per month. One range session and one match. Any tips for shooting at an indoor range and getting some quality practice. Thanks!
  3. I really liked the targets @MemphisMechanic drew up in the other topic but wanted a more accurate sense of scale. I also don't have that much space to set up a dry fire area in my house and was looking for some accurately scaled 1/6 scale targets so I could use 1ft = 2 yds to simulate out to 15 yds in an average spare bedroom. A bit of obsessive drawing later I have this .pdf to share with everyone. There are 1/6 and 1/3 scaled paper targets for USPSA, IPSC, and IDPA. I also included some common popper shapes and a scale bar on the smaller targets for accurately spacing classifier arrays. If I'm lucky this collection will find a life of its own, so I've attempted to include a link back to this thread in the .pdf in the hopes it will bring some new traffic and engagement to these forums. There might be updates which I will post here. If you notice any mistakes or have suggestions I'd appreciate hearing them. practical_pistol_targets,letterpaper.pdf
  4. Initial Diary entry I decided to make a diary to document my path. A little about me. I love to shoot. I just started shooting again after a year vacation. I'm totally screwed up in my shooting. I'm left handed and right eye dominant. I shoot pistols left handed and rifles right handed. I always had issues aligning the sights correctly on pistols...then I built a PCC with a C-more railway. Now I have the PCC bug. I'm also thinking about dabbling in Carry Optics. I recently installed a Vortex Venom on my M&P Pro. I'm currently classed C in USPSA at 54% I only have 4 classifiers in though. My goal is to make A class in PCC. My Commitment to dry fire a minimum of 5 days a week for 10-15 minutes a day. I try to live fire once a week, but work and life interferes. Working rotating weekends, I try to shoot 2-4 matches a month. Any and all help, tips, suggestions, encouragement and comments are greatly appreciated.
  5. I'm a very new USPSA shooter. Just never really thought I had the resources or availability of matches. Anyway, shot my first match about 2 months ago and got classed in C Production. Unable to spend every waking minute at the range I was trying to do more dry fire practice. This is something that I have done for years, but poorly. Just practicing trigger breaks, index and reloads. Never under the pressure of a timer. After reading Ben Stoeger's book on dry fire he mentioned getting the slide out of battery for Glock dryfire. Eureka! I had never thought of doing that to allow multiple "shots". However, the "feel" was just odd to me. Somehow I discovered this dry fire mag on google after searching. The price was high, but decided it was cheaper than bullets. Geocities website here: http://dryfiremag.com/ I've been using it for a few weeks now and can honestly say I recommend this for Glock shooters. It is extremely close to a Glock trigger break and more useful than the spongy out of battery method to me.
  6. Finally got my timer and did a legitimate dry fire session last night. painfully obvious that my transitions are my biggest problem. Just started using ben stoeger's dry fire book. i had to alter the par time on the transitions MUCH more than on any of the other ones in the learning drills section. Learned that if i focus on my weak hand in the draw im much more consistant in getting a good grip and the strong hand just does what it needs to automatically. was able to keep faster par times and consistantly after figuring this out. think im going to start the accurate but slow training plan tonight and stick with that for a while. Just made B so im hoping if i start with some regular dryfire training i can get to an A level sooner.
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